Vivo has previously broken records by launching the slimmest smartphone – the Vivo X5 Max, with a thickness of 4.75mm. Now the Chinese tech company has once again set a benchmark for others by launching world’s first smartphone with 6GB of RAM – the Vivo Xplay5 Elite. It also launched a more affordable version, the Vivo Xplay5 featuring 4GB of RAM, at the same event in China.
The dual-SIM Vivo Xplay5 Elite (seen below), the more powerful model out of the two, is made of metal with Gorilla Glass 4 coating body. Like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge models, this handset too features a dual curved 5.43-inch Super Amoled display with QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked at 2.15GHz, paired with 6GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.
In the optics department, the Vivo Xplay5 Elite sports a 16-megapixel rear camera powered by Sony IMX298 sensor, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 6P Lens, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera is also present. The Xplay5 Elite supports 4G LTE networks (Indian bands included), Hi-Fi 3.0 (2*ES9028+OPA1612), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Micro-USB (with OTG), and is backed by a 3600mAh battery. At the back it also has a fingerprint sensor. It houses 128GB of non-expandable inbuilt storage, measures 153.5×76.2×7.59mm, and weighs 167.8 grams. In addition, the device comes with a bunch of sensors – gravity, ambient light, proximity, and gyroscope. Both handsets additionally have split-screen multitasking functionality.
Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the Funtouch OS 2.6 skin on top, the smartphone will hit the stores in China starting March 8 and will come with a price tag of CNY 4,288 (roughly Rs. 44,300).
The Vivo Xplay5 (seen above) runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with its Funtouch OS 2.5.1 skin on top. It shares the same dual curved QHD display, camera, battery, connectivity options, and inbuilt storage as seen with Xplay5 Elite. However, it packs a less powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. It has a different Hi-Fi chip – CS4395+AD45257 as well. Measuring 153.5X76.2X7.59mm, the Xplay5 also sports fingerprint sensor, weighs 167.8 grams and will be priced at CNY 3,698 (roughly Rs. 38,200). The smartphones’ availability details outside China are not yet known.