Vivo is a brand which mayn't ring bells in India, but the Chinese smartphone brand indeed makes some solid devices. Well, the Vivo XPlay 5 is their upcoming flagship device down the pipeline and the company has confirmed that it will be launching the smartphone on March 1.
Unlike the much hyped Xiaomi Mi5, the Vivo XPlay 5 launch mayn't be receiving an equal spotlight but it surely has a number of surprises in its kitty. Rather Vivo recently posted a teaser on Weibo confirming the presence of not 4 but 6GB of RAM on the XPlay 5. So it would be safe to assume that the Vivo XPlay 5 will be the first phone with 6GB RAM.
Just in case you were unaware of this fledging Chinese smartphone brand then it's time you took a note. Well, wondering why? The answer is waiting below in the form of the specs of the upcoming flagship smartphone.
Can China 'Edge' out Korea?
Vivo has officially confirmed that their flagship XPlay 5 smartphone will come with a dual edged display. Just to recall, the Korean electronics giants namely Samsung was the first smartphone maker to introduce an edged display onto the market in the form of their Galaxy S6 Edge. Well, it seems that Vivo has taken a leaf from the designers sitting down there in South Korea.
In terms of dimensions the Vivo XPlay 5 is reported to come with a 6-inch panel with a resolution of 2560x1440p which is popularly referred to as QHD or 2K. It would however be interesting to see how Vivo makes use of the dual edged display. The company needs to play around with their Fun Touch OS to come out with something useful.
All new Dragon on the inside
Vivo XPlay 5S will come with the all new quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It will make use of Qualcomm's very own custom Koryo cores to deliver an impeccable performance. The expectation surrounding the latest chip from Qualcomm which debuted with the LeEco Le Max Pro at the CES 2016 is quite high.
Touts more RAM than an average laptop
As mentioned before the main talking point of the Vivo XPlay 5 is the 6GB LPDDR4 RAM on the inside and why shouldn't it be so? After all it packs more RAM than an average laptop. In fact, a few older gen MacBooks still use only 4GB of RAM. However, whether or not the extra RAM will come of use in day to day performance is still a matter of debate. Vivo may be required to fine tune the software to make the RAM useful and not a gimmick.
Time for some Hi-Fi
Vivo has today posted a teaser yet again on Weibo confirming that the XPlay 5 smartphone comes with a HiFi 3.0 audio support. This will definitely drive the audiophiles happy.
8MP front camera to suffice your Selfie needs
Selfie craze is on its peak. Vivo doesn't want to leave any stone unturned in that department as they have reportedly incorporated an 8MP camera on the front.
16MP rear camera with dual LED Flash
According to reports the Vivo XPlay 5 will come with a 16MP rear camera. This will be further equipped with dual LED Flash. It is also high likely that the rear camera will be supported by an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).
Going by the leaked renders it can be confirmed that the Vivo XPlay 5 feature a Fingerprint Sensor on the back just below the camera module.
Large 4300mAh battery
The main drawback of modern smartphones is their battery life. Thanks to the ever increasing display estate and the super high resolution the smartphone of present date stutter to even run through a day of heavy to moderate usage. Well, Vivo recognizes the fact and has reportedly incorporated a 4300mAh battery on the inside.