Vivo has launched the first smartphone to feature 6GB of RAM with the Vivo Xplay5. This flagship device also sports a curved display similar to that on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, along with a new audio technology that the company is calling HIFI 3.0.
Reports are saying that the 5.43-inch Super AMOLED display on the Vivo Xplay5 comes courtesy of Samsung Electronics, and we wouldn’t be too surprised if this was really the case. It looks to be rather impressive 2k display, although that isn’t too uncommon on premium smartphones at this point.
Powering the Vivo Xplay 5 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which is paired with 128GB of internal storage. There’s no word on any kind of microSD card support, and it doesn’t look like there is any expansion option available on the Xplay5. This probably won’t matter too much, considering the impressive amount of storage already available to the device.
Rounding out the specifications are a 3600mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, a 16MP rear camera, and 8MP front camera.
Vivo has also included a new audio boost technology called HIFI 3.0. This involves using separate ES9028 and OPA1612 audio chips for the left and right channel. We’re not sure if this will actually boost sound quality, but it will be something to check out for sure.
There will also be a mid-range version of the Xplay5, one that ‘only’ sports 4GB RAM and a slower Snapdragon 652 processor. This version will also feature a simplified version of HIFI 3.0.
Vivo has not revealed when these two devices will be available on the market. The full specification version of the Vivo Xplay5 will retail for 4288 Yuan (about RM2700), which is a whole lot more than anyone expected from Vivo. That being said, one would expect that kind of price tag considering the hardware involved in this device.