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iQOO May Leave Vivo to Become An Independent Brand in 2022

It's not the first time we've witnessed a smartphone sub-brand left its parent brand and it seems iQOO might be the latest one going down the path. According to a Chinese tipster from Weibo via Gizmochina, iQOO will become an independent brand in the first half of 2022.

iQOO will be directly affiliated with China-based BBK Electronics like Vivo and Oppo next year, which means both Vivo and iQOO will exist as separate brands in the future, similar to the relationship between Realme and Oppo. Since iQOO is currently using a customised version of Vivo's OriginOS on its smartphones, we can expect it to use its own operating system for new phones next year.

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