This might just be a lucky coincidence for a clueless, little known smartphone manufacturer outside of China, but literally as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge went official in Barcelona, in a different part of the world the Vivo Xplay 5 disclosed its upcoming claim to fame.
It all sounds carefully staged to us, especially since nobody expected the GS7 duo or the LG G5 to go beyond the 4GB RAM mark. The myth of the 6 gig memory-packing Xiaomi Mi 5 has pretty much been busted as well, so Vivo should be able to put the pioneer mantle on next Tuesday.
Without a doubt, the Xplay 5 will go official on March 1 in Beijing, combining the most powerful processor a phone could offer nowadays (the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) with a record-setting 6GB RAM count.
Of course, it was Samsung that made the feat possible in the first place, so if the S7 doesn’t actually adopt the new memory technology, it’s probably because it’s not deemed ready for primetime yet. Either that, or it’s considered overkill, an opinion many of our readers don’t seem to share, as no one really knows what the future will bring.
It’ll be very interesting to see therefore if the Vivo Xplay 5 can in fact start selling relatively soon, at least in China, or if its makers simply intend to score some free early publicity, then launch the powerhouse, say, in the fall.
In addition to unrivaled processing muscle and RAM, the approaching Android 6-incher is also tipped to accommodate dual-curved Quad HD screen resolution, a 4,300 mAh battery, 16 and 8MP cameras, and believe it or not, solar charging capabilities too. Do we hear vaporware suggestions? Let’s not be so negative just yet, and allow ourselves to dream.