Update March 1 : Vivo Xplay 5 Ultimate and X Play 5 goes official
Vivo has now made official announcement for two models; XPlay 5 and XPlay 5 Ultimate. We were expecting just one model, but they are ready with 2 devices.
Vivo Xplay 5 Ultimate Edition
Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate is a true competitor of Galaxy S7, LG G5 and Xperia X Performance. The device comes with powerful hardware and with less price tag compared to other brands. The device feature a dual-edge display, and the design is quite stunning with full metal body.
Ultimate edition of X Play 5 features a 5.43-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, quad-core Snapdragon 820 CPU, 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 aperture, 3600 mAh battery, Hi-Fi 3.0 dual-speaker for better sound quality, USB Type-C port, Finger Print Scanner etc.. Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate also supports multitasking, so you can do two things at the same time on its split scree. Vivo has claimed the crown of being first brand to launch a smartphone with 6GB RAM.
Vivo XPlay 5
Along with Ultimate edition, they also have launched a downgraded variant. Vivo XPlay 5 features the same design and 5.43-inch 2K display as Ultimate Edition does. Camera, battery, and storage also remained the same, but it features 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 CPU.
Both the model run FunTouch OS 2.5.1, based on Android Lollipop 5.1.
Release date and Price
Vivo XPlay 5 and Ultimate Edition, both will go on sale starting from March 8. However, It will be sold in China initially, and there is no detail on its international launch so far.
Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate with 6GB RAM will cost $4288 Chinese Yuan (around $655), and XPlay 5 will have a price tag of 3698 Chinese Yuan (around $565).
Here are some images of the device (both have same design)
Rumors———(Ignore Rumor now as device is already launched)
Update (Feb 22)
Vivo XPlay 5 has been confirmed to feature 6GB RAM. This is the first smartphone to claim this credit. Now you will have smartphones that features more RAM compared to Laptops and Desktops. Along with RAM, they also confirmed the device to launch with Snapdragon 820 CPU.
Asus brought the first 4GB RAM smartphone earlier, and now Vivo has been rumored to bring world’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM. Earlier, Symetium Smartphone with 6GB RAM was announced for funding, and the expected shipment time was told as July 2016. However, Vivo has officially confirmed to announce Vivo X5 Plus on March 1, 2016.
According to Vivo’s official Weibo Page, they will be 5 surprises that they claim to be unmatched with any other smartphone manufacturers. So what do you think those surprises are?
Well, we have no idea. However, one surprise that Vivo could give is 6GB RAM. Vivo is in rumor to launch this model with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 CPU. They also confirmed that the device is borderless, but the teaser image indicates that it could be a smartphone like Samsung’s Galaxy s6 Edge Plus; Large display with edge on both the sides.
As far as other tech specs are concerned, Vivo XPlay 5 is expected to feature a 5.5 inches display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, Finger Print Scanner etc..
Vivo has also posted the teaser images in various colors, that may be the indication of launching Vivo XPlay 5 in many colors that you can’t find with any other manufacturer.
They have also mentioned Hi-Fi and smart on the teaser image. So It could probably bring Hi-Fi Stereo Sound to Smartphone. We don’t have information on its pricing yet, but we will update you as soon as we get more information.