Like it was earlier announced by the company about the launch of a smartphone with a mammoth sized 6 GB of RAM, today is the day when the device saw the light of the day. First thing first, the vivo Xplay 5 loos very similar to the Samsung’s edge lineup, thanks to its curved display on two of the sides.
As said above, the front of the device has a curved display of 5.43 inches, and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The AMOLED display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches. Unlike Samsung, the phone has three touch capacitive buttons below the display. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with Funtouch OS 2.6 on top.
Besides its amazing display, the smartphone is quite powerful too. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, that has proved itself to be the fastest processor in the recent times. It is accompanied by an equally powerful Adreno 530 GPU, and the highlight of the phone. Its 6 GB RAM!
The company will offer the phones two variants, one with 4 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 652 processor and the other one with 6 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 820 processor. Both the RAM sizes are quite enough for efficient multitasking and lag-free performance. While there is an option to choose between the two RAM variants, its internal storage is fixed at 128 GB, and there is no microSD card slot.
The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G LTE, and also supports WiFi, Bluetooth and other connectivity options. vivo Xplay 5 also sports a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, similar to the Nexus devices. It has a battery capacity of 3600 mAh, and is just 7.59 mm thick with a weight of 167.8 grams.
On the camera front, vivo has given a 16 Mp shooter on the back of the device, which is accompanied by dual-LED flash. The Sony IMX 298 sensor has an aperture of f/2.0 and PDAF sensor for better low-light photography. The front of the device has a camera of 8 MP, which has an aperture of f/2.4.
Both the variants will be available in Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colours. The vivo Xplay5 with 4GB RAM with Snapdragon 652 variant is priced at 3698 Yuan (US$ 564 / Rs. 38,310 approx.), while the Ultimate Edition with 6GB RAM with Snapdragon 820 SoC is priced at 4288 Yuan (US$ 654 / Rs. 44,400 approx.). It will be available for order from 8 March, and will ship from 16 March.
vivo Xplay 5 Specifications
Display: 5.43-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED dual curved edge display with Corning Gorilla glass protection
Processor: Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU / Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
Memory: 6 GB DDR4 RAM / 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB internal storage
OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Funtouch OS 2.6
Camera: 16 MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF; 8 MP front-facing camera, f/2.4 aperture
Additional Features: Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 153.5 x 76.2 x 7.59 mm; Weight: 167.8 g
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
Battery: 3600 mAh battery