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Meet the Xplay6 — Vivo’s Latest Flagship Smartphone

Written by Andrew Maxwell

The latest addition to Vivo’s fleet of phones is the Vivo Xplay6. It represents a readjustment in the company’s marketing focus, from the recently released Vivo X9 and X9 plus, to the Xplay line – building on the success of the Xplay5.

Like its predecessor, this new phone features a dual-curved display. One of the most impressive additions is the dual-camera system. Perhaps the most talked about feature, however, is that it uses the same type of processor as the Xplay5 – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Product Highlights
  • Android 6.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM
  • Screen size: 5.5″ (2560×1440)
  • 4 arc 3D glass
  • Dual SIM / Nano SIM card
  • 4080mAh battery
  • Dual camera (12MP + 5MP)
  • 16MP front camera

While plenty of new flagship phones have been launched recently, sporting the faster Snapdragon 821, it comes as a surprise to see Vivo sticking with the older processor in its new phone. The OnePlus 3T and Google Pixel phones seem, at first, to have stolen a yard on their Chinese competitor in this respect.

Looking at the rest of the Xplay6’s components, however, any doubts about its flagship status are quickly quashed. The dual-curved display, for example, is a 1440p Super AMOLED version, stretching to 5.6-inches – larger than that of the older phone. It has 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, together with 128GB of UFS 2.0 storage. The front camera has a 16MP sensor, while the rear camera has a dual setup (12MP and 5MP) with phase detection autofocus, an f/1.7 aperture and four-axis stabilization.

The phone is powered by a 4,080mAh battery and also has a fingerprint sensor on its front. This Vivo phone is expected to be available at online stores soon and will be sold for around $800.



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