In the past few years, we have seen companies break the barriers of our imaginations with smartphones powered by 10-core processors, 4K displays and many more innovations. And today, Vivo’s XPlay 5 has set a new milestone for smartphones, coming with a whopping 6GB of RAM onboard. The company announced the flagship a few minutes back, revealing its monstrous specifications.
The phone looks beautiful with its dual edge screen. It looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with the Vivo branding on top. The company claims that the body of the Vivo XPlay 5 is made out of 98% metal! That’s pretty impressive. Further, you have the speaker grills at the bottom along with the new age USB Type-C connector. Vivo also confirms that the phone will come in two colors namely Champagne gold and Rose gold.
As for the specs, the phone comes with the powerful Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset along with 6GB of RAM on board. This is the most powerful setup that we have seen in a smartphone yet. Expect the phone to break a lot of records in terms of performance. What’s more, you get a massive 128GB internal storage as standard. Now, that’s some high-end stuff.
The phone will naturally come with the latest iteration of Android 6.0. But Vivo’s software comes with a special wisdom self-learning engine which reportedly ensures that the CPU and memory performance are top-notch via smart resource scheduling. We don’t know how exactly it will boost the performance of the Vivo XPlay 5, so we will have to see it in action to judge whether there is any noticeable performance improvements.
The XPlay 5 flagship features a dual curved edge SUPER AMOLED display measuring 5.43-inches. The resolution is 2K which means images and videos on the device will be sharp and clear. The company has reportedly used a special design to ensure that the screen is protected from breakage. Further, you get Corning’s Gorilla Glass on top.
As expected, the Vivo XPlay 5 comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The company claims that you can unlock the device in just 0.4 seconds. And if the screen is on, the process takes just 0.2 seconds.
Coming to the camera, the XPlay 5 comes with the same 16MP Sony IMX298 f/2.0 aperture sensor as the Xiaomi Mi 5. In addition to this, the phone features special processing technology developed in partnership with ArcSoft for better low light images.
The camera starts up in just 0.4 seconds and focuses in 0.1 seconds so that you never miss out on any action. Up front, you have an 8MP camera.
As for the battery, you get a large 3600mAh capacity battery inside, with dual charging chips. This ensures almost twice the charging speed as compared to normal smartphones. As for the connectivity feature, you get Wi-Fi+ for faster and stable speeds. The phone supports all the three carriers in China and features dual SIM dual standby. Further, the phone comes with 4G+ support which ensures download speeds up to 300Mbps.
And yes, Vivo wouldn’t leave Hi-Fi out of its newest flagship. So, the phone comes with Hi-Fi 3.0 with ES9028 + OPA1612 chips for superior audio quality. Plus, there’s a new headset as well, the XE1000 to go along with the XPlay 5.
So, this was the Vivo XPlay 5 high-end edition. Like expected, there’s an XPlay 5 standard edition as well powered by Snapdragon 652 and 4GB of RAM. There are only a few differences between the two editions. Apart from the CPU and RAM, the Hi-Fi chip inside is different. The standard version comes with CS4398 + AD45257 Hi-Fi chip.
Finally, coming to the pricing of both the devices, the Vivo XPlay 5 Top-End edition will retail for 4288 Yuan which is appox. $654. The standard edition with SD652 will retail for 3698 Yuan which is around $564.
The release date is yet to be revealed.
So what do you think? Is the pricing fair for such a monstrous smartphone?