There was talk around the internet recently that Chinese manufacturer #Vivo would release a smartphone with 6GB of RAM. While most disregarded this as a silly rumor (me included), it seems like the company was deadly serious as it has gone ahead and announced this flagship. Known as the Xplay 5 Elite, the smartphone sports a mammoth 6GB of RAM inside, coupled by a 128GB storage module (non-expandable) and a Snapdragon 820 chipset as well, ensuring that this tops all benchmarking apps.
The company has also released a slightly toned down version of the device, known simply as the Xplay 5. This model comes with the octa core Snapdragon 652 chipset and “just” 4GB of RAM, so it’s not as powerful as the Elite model. Both handsets come with the a 5.43 inch Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED display (possibly the same as the one used on the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge+).
Barring this, the two handsets share most of their hardware specs sheet. This includes the 16-megapixel camera on the back, the 8-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 3,600 mAh battery. The back panel also houses the fingerprint scanner, so there’s plenty in terms of onboard features here.
Naturally, both the handsets are limited to the Chinese markets for now (and perhaps for the foreseeable future). The Xplay 5 Elite carries a price of 4288 CNY or $654. The standard Xplay 5 on the other hand will be priced at 3698 CNY or $564.