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Hands-On With The World’s First 6GB RAM Smartphone

March 1, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Today’s flagship smartphones ship with either 3GB of 4GB of RAM. Samsung, LG and Xiaomi have all announced their new flagship offerings during the Mobile World Congress last month, and all those devices ship with 4GB of RAM; though there’s a 3GB RAM variant of the Mi 5 available as well. Well, Vivo decided to up the ante yesterday when they introduced the world’s first smartphone with 6GB of RAM on board, the Vivo Xplay 5, whose announcement we’ve covered already.

The company has teased the arrival of this smartphone quite a bit recently, and the phone finally landed yesterday. There are actually two variants of the device, the regular model ships with 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 652 on the inside, while the ‘Elite’ version comes with 6GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 820 SoC. This handset also sports the ‘Dual Edge’ display, much like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S7 Edge. Following the launch, a number of hands-on images popped up in China, and we’re here to take a look at this device up close and personal, courtesy of Anzhuo. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see a couple of Vivo Xplay hands-on images, while there’s also a hands-on video for you to check out below this article. The Vivo Xplay 5 sure is a sleek looking handset, and unfortunately we still don’t know if it will be available outside of China. In any case, this device should become available to international consumers through various resellers soon, so stay tuned for that.

The Vivo Xplay 5 sports a 5.43-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device is fueled by either the Snapdragon 652 or Snapdragon 820 SoC, as already mentioned, and a 16-megapixel snapper can be found on the back of this phone. The 3,600mAh battery is also included in this package, and it is not removable. The Vivo Xplay 5 is made out of metal, and there’s an 8-megapixel snapper available up front. The Type-C USB port is placed on the bottom of this smartphone, and there are two speaker grills flanking that port. As you can see in the provided images, there are three capacitive buttons below the display, menu, home and back, respectively. The Vivo Xplay 5 will go on sale in China on March 8th, the standard variant is priced at 3,698 Yuan ($565), while the ‘Elite’ edition costs 4,288 Yuan ($655).