Vivo launches Xplay5 Elite, the world’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 processor

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has finally launched its monster smartphone called the Xplay5 Elite at a special event in China. Further, Vivo also unveiled its mid-range smartphone called the Xplay5.

The Xplay5 features the Snapdragon 652 SoC with a modest 4GB of RAM, while the Xplay5 Elite is the first smartphone in the world to offer 6GB of RAM.

The all-metallic Xplay5 Elite offers Qualcomm’s latest SoC, the Snapdragon 820, clocked at 2.15GHz. The smartphone also features a 5.43-inch Super AMOLED display with dual-curved edges and comes with 128GB internal storage along with an improved audio via added DAC chips and amplifiers. On the camera front, it comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and an 8MP front facing snapper for selfies.

The handset also incorporates a fingerprint sensor at the back, and runs Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.6 atop Marshmallow. In addition, it also offers 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs a 3,600 mAh battery and will be available in Champagne Gold and Rose Gold color options. Xplay5 will be available in two color variants: Champagne Gold and Rose Gold.

Both the Xplay5 and Xplay5 Elite will offer:

  • 5.43-inch QHD Super AMOLED display
  • 16MP rear camera with 8MP front-facing camera
  • 3,600mAh battery
  • Android 5.1

Other than the Snapdragon 652 and 4GB of RAM, the standard Xplay5 is identical to the Elite model when it comes to hardware, sharing the same screen, camera, storage, and battery. However, on the software front, it is running Android 5.1 Lollipop, with Funtouch OS 2.5.1 on top.

The company has priced the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 SoC at 4,288 RMB ($655), whereas the Xplay5 with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 is expected to cost 3,698 RMB ($565). Both the models will be launched in China on March 8.

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