Chinese phone maker and member of BBK electronics VIVO is one of the few industry players always pursuing innovative strategies in a bid to grabbing market attention. The brand might not be as popular as Huawei and Xiaomi. But it remained at the forefront of trending features like the full-screen display, pop-up front-facing camera, the in-display fingerprint sensor, and now the Dual Wi-Fi feature.
The brand alongside OPPO earlier today announced a new feature – “Dual Wi-Fi Acceleration” that could become part of their future premium devices. OPPO demoed the feature with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, while VIVO stepped up the game with two IQOO phones.
For Oppo, the ColorOS account on Weibo posted a neat 40-second video, showing the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom connecting to one 2.4 GHz and a secondary 5 GHz network, ramping up download speed up to 322%, while page loading speed increases by 44.5%, compared with regular Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Dual WiFi network acceleration technology has already rolled out to OPPO Reno 10x zoom and users can begin to use it as soon as they install the Dual Wi-Fi network acceleration firmware package on their device.
In the meantime, vivo went one step further by showing a demo on two iQOO phones. The Dual Wi-Fi service selected which network was faster and automatically used it for faster app download and lower latency while in a game. There is also the faster webpage loading, but once again – one of the networks is 2.4 GHz, the other is 5 GHz.
The Dual WiFi technology is pretty interesting and actually has a number of practical usage. For example you have two WiFi networks in your home/office (for example, Unifi’s 5G and normal Wi-Fi connection) and you’re downloading a huge file. You need to leave the room to another room but don’t want to disconnect/slow down your download. That’s where dual Wi-Fi comes in. Doesn’t matter which room you got to, you’re are guaranteed of fast and stable internet.