Following an array of leaks and rumours, Vivo has finally launched its heavily rumored smartphone. The company announced the Vivo Xplay 5 at an event in China. It will be bringing out two variants for the Xplay 5, these variants will be – Vivo Xplay 5 Elite and Vivo Xplay 5.
The most talked about feature of these smartphone is that they are equipped with 6GB of RAM. Is this Vivo’s way to throw an open challenge at major flagships that come equipped with just 4GB of RAM? Vivo has not yet revealed much info regarding the devices’ international availability yet, but we hope that the company will announce a global roll-out soon.
Breaking down the spec-sheet, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is a high-end variant, as it is built entirely of metal. It features a dual-curved 5.43-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Powering the Vivo X5 Elite, is a Snapdragon 820 chipset with a whopping 6GB of RAM. The device comes with 128GB of non-expandable internal storage and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vivo’s in-house Funtouch UI with split-screen multitasking support skinned on top.
In terms of photography, the Xplay 5 Elite sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash, along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. In terms of connectivity, the Xplay 5 Elite supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Hi-Fi 3.0 (2*ES9028+OPA1612), and is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery. The Vivo Xplay 5 Elite also comes integrated with a fingerprint scanner placed on the back. The smartphone will be unveiled in China, on March 8 for a price of CNY 4,288 (approx. Rs. 44,277/$655).
On the other hand, the Vivo Xplay 5 is a slight downgrade version of the Elite model. It bears the same specs as the Elite variant in terms of design, display, camera, and storage. The specs differ in terms of chipset and RAM, as the Xplay 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC clubbed with 4GB of RAM. Also, the Hi-Fi chip configuration kind is different – CS4395+AD45257. The Vivo Xplay 5 will go official in China on March 8 for a price of CNY 3,698 (approx. $565/Rs. 38193). For those who do not have much knowledge about the different Snapdragon processor models. The Snapdragon 652 used in the Vivo X5 is an octa-core chipset with 4xCortex-A72 at 1.8GHz + 4xCortex-A53 at 1.4GHz, and Adreno 510 GPU. While the Snapdragon 820 chipset is a quad-core Kryo processor and Adreno 530 GPU.
For those who do not have much knowledge about the different Snapdragon processor models. The Snapdragon 652 used in the Vivo X5 is an octa-core chipset with 4xCortex-A72 at 1.8GHz + 4xCortex-A53 at 1.4GHz, and Adreno 510 GPU. While the Snapdragon 820 chipset is a quad-core Kryo processor and Adreno 530 GPU.
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