From the monstrous 6.0-inch+ displays to deca-core processors, we have seen it all in the tech world. Now, it’s time for RAMs to steal the spotlight. Chinese tech titan Vivo's Xplay 5 comes bundled with 6 GB of RAM and it’s being touted as the world’s first smartphone to flaunt such a big RAM configuration. This device is now official in China.
The stunning Vivo Xplay 5 is apparently not new to breaking records. In 2014, the Vivo Xplay 3S was launched and it featured the first ever Quad HD display.
Spec-wise, the Vivo Xplay 5 features a 5.43-inch AMOLED display and a Quad HD screen resolution. It is curved on both sides of the screen, much like the Galaxy S7 Edge. This handset is made of aluminum magnesium alloy. The back of the device is slightly curved to make sure it gives good grip to the user.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the Vivo Xplay 5 with extremely fast, UFS 2.0 storage on board. It utilizes custom liquid cooling system to make sure the device never gets overheated and in turn, affects the performance.
Furthermore, there is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear-facing camera unit with dual-tone LED flash, electronic image stabilization and phase detection auto focus. Speaking of size, this handset is only 0.30-inches thick. Even then, Vivo did not compromise on the battery capacity. It comes housed with a 3,600 mAh cell along with rapid charging feature. A fingerprint scanner has been embedded on the back of the phone.
Vivo will be releasing the Xplay 5 as multiple variants. At this point, only the 4 GB RAM / 128 GB storage combination is available for preorder in China for a price equivalent of $565. The upcoming 6 GB model, on the other hand, is believed to cost over $600.
As it turns out, this device will be made available in the U.S. via third-party vendors and e-retailers eventually. However, potential buyers should note that Vivo Xplay 5 works under Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile networks, but not with Sprint.