vivo to Join FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM as Exclusive Smartphone Sponsor

28 November 2021

vivo today announced that it has joined hands with one of the world's biggest sporting events this year - FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM, from November 30 to December 18, to bring an unforgettable experience to football fans worldwide. As part of a six-year sponsorship agreement between vivo and FIFA, vivo has been the official smartphone sponsor of FIFA competitions since May 2017.

The collaboration provides vivo with a global platform to connect with international football fans and introduce its brand to a broader customer base. As a company that celebrates the 'joy of humanity', this is an excellent opportunity to showcase how innovative smartphone technology can capture the most exciting, emotional, and incredible moments.

A Big Step Forward in International Presence

The Middle East is vital to vivo's global business. Since its 2019 debut in the Middle East, vivo's focus and commitment have been making superb product experiences available to local customers. The company has seen rapid market share growth owing to its localized product and marketing strategies. Through launching well-performing lineups, including X series, V series, and Y series, vivo has become one of the most beloved smartphone brands in the region. Putting users at the center and constantly innovating to deliver pioneering smartphone technologies, vivo also invests heavily in R&D.

As the first FIFA pan-Arab tournament, FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM, is set to attract wide regional attention and beyond. Through the sponsorship, vivo looks to connect with and expand its widening customer base of over 400 million people worldwide. 

"We are excited to connect with FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM fans, who are as passionate about the beautiful game as we are," said Jet Xu, Head of Middle East Business, vivo. "By leveraging our collaboration with FIFA, we hope to bond with regional customers through the football spirit, and further establish vivo's creative, joyful, and international brand image."

Seize the Exciting Moment with the X70 series

Along with the tournament, vivo's new flagship X70 series is going to be launched in the region in December. Co-engineered with ZEISS, a technology leader in the world of optics for 175 years, the X70 series has taken smartphone photography capabilities to a whole new level, making it the perfect companion for football fans. Boasting professional-level camera capabilities, the X70 series is the ideal partner to capture the best moments of the game.

The sponsorship of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM is a clear signal of vivo's continuing expansion into international markets. vivo sees the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM as an excellent opportunity to gain more international exposure and strengthen its position as a global brand. Looking ahead, vivo strives to grow internationally through creating immersive customer experiences and advancing its groundbreaking smartphone technology.




About vivo

vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company's core values, which include Benfen*, design-driven value, user-orientation, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of 10 R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, photography and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set-up seven production bases (including brand-authorized manufacturing centers), across China, South- and Southeast Asia, and more regions, with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 50 countries and regions, and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

*"Benfen" is a term describing the attitude on doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo's mission to create value for society.

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