Singapore, Jul. 04, 2018

From 9 to 15 July, follow in the footsteps of vivo Super Fan photographers NoonTalk Media celebrity artists Kimberly Chia, Aloysius Pang, and influencer Aylna Neo from Singapore, and experience the thrill of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia as they bring to you the highlights of their trip which includes sightseeing, and catching the Thursday, 12 July, 2am semi-finals match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

As the official smartphone of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, vivo recently unveiled its global campaign titled "My Time, My FIFA World Cup", which includes the vivo Super Fan photographers programme. This is a special photography-led initiative that calls upon fans to seize those moments to go beyond being just an audience at the FIFA World Cup™, to become a participant and creator enabled by vivo's industry-leading products and technology, and share it with the world.

Endorsed by 1994 FIFA World Cup™ winner and Brazilian footballing legend Bebeto and former Dutch National Ballon d'Or winner Ruud Gullit at the official launch in Beijing on 22 May, the programme has recruited 56 photographers to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

"The aim of this programme is to leverage our sponsorship and innovative products to empower vivo Super Fan photographers and give them opportunities to experience, capture, and share extraordinary moments with the world. We want to bring fan involvement to the next level – to fully engage and participate – as part of vivo's sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup™," said Michael Chang, Brand Director, International Business, vivo.

As vivo Super Fans photographers, Aylna, Kimberly, and Aloysius will gain unprecedented pitch-side, stadium and warm up session access to capture exclusive content such as the pre-match warm ups. They will share the most extraordinary moments of the match and their trip with over one million followers around the globe, through the lens of the latest vivo X21 smartphone.

vivo has also partnered with People's Association and Orientivity, to invite fans in Singapore to head down to selected Community Clubs to play EA Sports™ FIFA 18 on PS4s in the Soccast E-World Cup (SEWC) tournament and catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM community screenings, and stand a chance to win prizes including limited-edition vivo FIFA World Cup footballs. They will also be able to try out vivo's latest range of smartphones at these venues. Please refer to the Annex below for more details on the community screenings and SEWC tournament.

Follow the vivo Singapore Super Fan photographers on social media for updates on their trip:

About vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

vivo has recently launched new smartphone models X21, V9, and Y85 in Singapore.

The X21 flagship smartphone brings users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with the industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. It also offers an impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology. It is available in Black and Red at $799 (before contract) through telcos M1 Limited (M1), and StarHub, and authorised dealers including Challenger, and Newstead Technologies.

The V9 is an all-new FullView™ Display smartphone, with a 90% screen-to-body ratio that packs AI-powered features in a sleek and stylish design. From photography to enhanced mobile performance, the V9 adapts to specific users' needs to create the perfect shot while providing a fun and optimized mobile experience. It is available in Gold and Pearl Black at $479 (before contract) through StarHub and authorised dealers including Challenger, and Newstead Technologies.

The Y85 smartphone has a 6.22-inch, 19:9 high definition FullView™ Display with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera. It also has an 8MP front camera with AI Face Beauty, HDR, and Portrait photography features. The smartphone is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor, an Android 8.1-based Funtouch OS 4.0 operating system, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage (expandable to 256GB). It retails at $329 (before contract) in Black and Ruby Red through StarHub and authorised dealers including Challenger, and Newstead Technologies.

High-resolution images of the vivo X21, V9, and Y85 can be downloaded from HERE.

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