Vivo Xplay 5, the first 6GB RAM phone to ever exist, will be coming to the United States via third party retailers.
This device is expected to rival the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as far as the flagship market is concerned, however, potential buyers should be warned that the Xplay 5 might only be compatible with select carriers in the country.
As it seems, the Vivo Xplay 5 will only be compatible with three carriers – T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. At the moment, there is no concrete explanation as to why the phone will not be able to work with Sprint network, but hopefully this might take a twist at some point – twists always exist.
Vivo Xplay 5 will be available in multiple variants
The Xplay 5 will be available in multiple variants. While the “Ultimate Edition” 6GB RAM phone has taken a great deal of the attention, it is currently unavailable for preorders. The Flagship Edition or rather base model, however, can be preordered for a price of about $565 in its home country – China. But keep in mind that with the base model, you will only have 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 652, but with a decent storage space of 128GB. As far as the 6GB RAM phone is concerned, Vivo will price it well over $600, but making sure the price stays within reach for those who can’t make it to the Galaxy S7 Edge’s price tag.
Other features of Vivo Xplay 5
In addition to coming in with a 6GB RAM, the Vivo Xplay 5 also features a decent 5.43-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution. The device takes a similar shape as the S7 Edge, which has curved edges just like its debut model – S6 Edge. The Chinese company went for aluminum magnesium alloy, with the rear taking a curved shape like the Galaxy Note 5, just so as to ensure handling is eased.
Inside the device, you will come across some impressive hardware. Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 rests inside the phone and is equipped with super-fast UFS 2.0 storage. You will enjoy great performance from this device with no signs of overheating thanks to the custom liquid cooling system the phone is built around.
On the rear is a 16MP snapper that features dual-tone LED flash, phase detection autofocus as well as electronic image stabilization. Running on the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the 6GB RAM phone also comes with a decent 3,600mAh battery pack, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type C and other current smartphone technologies.