The Chinese are at it again. Vivo, a smartphone brand from the Asian country has made a name for itself for pushing the boundaries of mobile technology in recent years and going by the numbers, thanks to its sleek devices, it commands a sizeable following in its home market. This year, it will have another feather in its decorated cap when it releases its upcoming Xplay 5 smartphone.
Vivo has confirmed that the XPlay 5 will arrive packing 6 GB RAM. Yes, 6 GB!
That will make it the first smartphone in the world to do so. Such a move is likely to reignite the debate on whether mobile device users need all that power or it’s simply overkill.
The Vivo Xplay won’t just have that one killer spec. It is expected to have Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820, the same chipset you’ll find on the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. It is also rumoured to have a 6-inch dual-edge display similar to the one Samsung is packing on the Galaxy S7 Edge. A 4,300mAh battery, 16-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel selfie camera are also expected to be packed in the device which will be made official on March 1st.
Samsung has been rumoured to be considering a similar amount of memory on the Galaxy Note 6 since it is already in a position to produce 6 GB RAM chips. The company, after setting the pace with the Galaxy Note 3 as the first smartphone with 3 GB RAM, failed to seize the moment in 2014 with the Galaxy Note 4. Widely tipped to ship with 4 GB RAM on board, the Note 4 still arrived with 3 GB RAM. It was not until the following year when the Note lineup finally joined the 4 GB RAM bandwagon with the launch of the Galaxy Note 5. It is only this year that the Galaxy S lineup has joined the fray with yesterday’s announcement of the Galaxy S7.