Vivo has officially launched the Vivo XPlay 5 and XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition (XPlay 5S) at an event held in Beijing, China. As we covered earlier, now we have a smartphone with a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM that no one might imagine a year back. While both the devices come with same design and build quality, the differences can be found in RAM and Processor. The Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition (a.k.a XPlay 5S) is powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor along with 6GB of RAM while the Vivo XPlay 5 is limited to 4GB of RAM and includes Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor.
Both the XPlay 5 & XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition are build into an Aluminum-Magnesium alloy body that offers great strength to the device. Out of the total body area, metal accounts for 98% which makes it a true all metal body device. The devices feature a 5.43-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1400 pixels) Super AMOLED display with the dual curved design. On the top of the display is the Gorilla Glass 4 for protection the curved display.
There is 128GB of internal storage on these devices, and both of them misses the MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. It is backed by a 3,600mAh battery and includes two-chip dual-charging technology for charging the device in half of the time than the normal charging options. The devices come in only two color options – Champagne Gold and Rose Gold. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G+ connectivity options that give up to 300mbps speed.
The fingerprint sensor on the rear can unlock the device from sleep in just 0.4 seconds while the screen is turned on; it unlocks in just 0.2 seconds. The split-screen multitasking that was first introduced with Vivo X6 and X6 Plus is also available on the XPlay 5 and XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition for better productivity. The Vivo XPlay 5 comes with HiFi 3.0 chip including CS4398 and AD45257 while the Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition comes with two ES9028 and three OPA1612 chip for providing better audio experience.
On the camera front, it has a 16MP IMX298 rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF for focusing in just 0.1 seconds. It has an 8MP selfie camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.4. The devices run on Android 5.1 Lollipop based on latest FunTouch OS 2.5.1. We can expect the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update shortly.
Talking about the pricing, the Vivo XPlay 5 is priced at 3698 Yuan (approx $564 / Rs. 38,150) while the XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition costs you 4288 Yuan (approx $654 / Rs. 44,250). The Vivo XPlay 5 will be available for pre-order starting from March 8th and the sale begins from March 16th. There is no information about the availability of the Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition.