Vivo's next flagship device has been a long time coming now, with rumors actually ranging as far back as 2014, when the handset was hailed as one of the supposed early adopters of the Snapdragon 810 chip. Obviously that didn't happen and Snapdragon 810 is no longer Qualcomm's greatest chip. And also, we are still waiting on the XPlay 5, now said to come on March 1. Also, one lofty promise was changed for another, as the handset is now believed to be the first one to offer 6GB of RAM.
This is not a new speculation either, but yet another leaked benchmark sheet seems to prove it and shows how much of a performance difference it allegedly makes. It is an AnTuTu 6 run and even though the aforementioned 6GB are not explicitly mentioned, the 162,610 points cited are nearly 30K more than other phones in the database. We are slightly sceptical as to whether 2GB of extra memory can account for such an increase, but even if it is a bit overstated, it is worth noting. Plus, we already have a banner proving the XPlay 5 will use a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 6GB of RAM. A 5.5-inch QHD display has also been suggested.
The same source also leaked a few new renders of the upcoming handset. They look quite different from previous ones, but do seem airily similar to another Vivo render, meaning the sloped design might actually be part of the final unit.
UPDATE: Yet another piece of info on the Vivo XPlay 5 has been forwarded to us by a tipster (thanks Chiranjeevi) and it also comes in the shape of a teaser poster. Accoriding to it, the phone will be uquipped with Hi-Fi 3.0. The exact details around the technology are still unknown, but it most likely suggests the use of some advanced audio processing chips, similar to other Vivo models like the X6 Plus.
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