Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has announced a new flagship device that packs more RAM than most entry-level and mid-range notebooks. It's called the Vivo Xplay5 and if you're willing to take a gamble on a relatively obscure Chinese smartphone, this may be the one to spring for.
The Vivo Xplay5 Flagship Edition features a 5.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 that slopes over the sides a la the Samsung Galaxy Edge series. Under the hood is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC alongside a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of local flash storage.
Around back is a fingerprint reader and a 16-megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera powered by Sony's IMX298 Exmor RS image sensor with dual-tone LED flash. Up front is a respectable 8-megapixel f/2.4 aperture shooter for selfies and video calls.
The Flagship Edition also comes with the HiFi 3.0 package which Engadget says consists of two ES9028 SABRE Mobile DAC chips plus three OPA1612 amplifiers for improved audio quality. The dual-SIM handset is powered by a 3,600mAh battery.
Notably, this over-the-top smartphone is missing NFC and USB Type-C support. It also ships with a dated Android 5.1 OS underneath the Vivo skin and curiously enough, there isn't any software that utilizes the curved edges.
The Vivo Xplay5 Flagship Edition will be offered in both gold and pink color schemes. No release date has been set but if you're interested, it'll cost around $650 when it launches.