The Vivo XPlay 5 has been the talk of the town ever since the brand had officially confirmed the phone would come with a whopping 6GB of RAM, a first for smartphones. The main question everyone was asking was whether having that much RAM would actually make a difference or if it was just an unnecessary gimmick.
These questions may be answered now in the form of a new Weibo leak which reveals the AnTuTu test results and some renders of the device (see above). The phone has apparently scored a massive 162610 in its evaluation, effectively making it the fastest handset to grace the benchmarking app with a nearly 30K lead over rivals such as the Le Max Pro.
Keep in mind that these results should be taken with a healthy dose of salt since they could easily be faked. It seems highly suspect that having an additional 2GB of RAM in the Vivo device would give way to such a huge leap in terms of processing speed. Of course, there’s the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 SoC to consider when speculating on its power.
So far, teasers have revealed a few key specs of the upcoming XPlay 5 such as its 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560p) screen and Hi-Fi 3.0 audio technology. The latest one gives us the first look at the smartphone. It’s depicted on its side with a curve extending from the front and bottom of the model. This picture is in line with the latest renders of the phone which have surfaced online.
As seen on GizmoChina, the fresh images also showcase a dual-curved design. It’s in contrast with photos of the Vivo XPlay 5 which had gotten leaked earlier. The older renders had the sloping edges on both sides, similar to how Samsung has styled its Galaxy S6 and S7 Edge phones. We’ll have to wait till the device’s March 1 launch to confirm which rumor is accurate.