The vivo V5 Plus smartphone with its double selfie cameras is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. The official launch is happening on Friday but now we have the full pricing and hardware specifications. It’s pretty close to its cousin, the OPPO R9s.
vivo is upping up its selfie game with a smartphone that has a 20MP selfie camera. Dubbed as the vivo V5, this will succeed its previous vivo V3 series that came with an 8MP selfie shooter.
The Chinese smartphone brands are churning more smartphones for the mid-range segment. Just take the vivo V3 max for example. It is a compelling premium mid-range smartphone that offers “flagship level” specs for RM1,399. Now vivo is turning things up a notch with its newly announced X7 and X7 Plus.
AnTuTu has released their leaderboard for the best performing smartphones in May of 2016 and sitting at the top is a smartphone that you probably didn’t expect.
Here’s a hint, it has 6GB of RAM.
vivo shot for the moon with their latest flagship smartphone, the Xplay 5, when they announced that it would come with a whopping 6GB of RAM. At the time, it was more than any other smartphone in the world, so naturally it drew some attention.
Now, you can get your hands on one of vivo’s most powerful flagship smartphones yet, but the price might shock you.
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Have you guys checked out the latest Captain America: Civil War movie yet? No? Well, it’s awesome and you should totally watch it. Those of you tech enthusiasts who have watched it, you would have undoubtedly noticed some of the cool gadgets they featured on set, including Captain Steve Roger’s vivo smartphone.
Oops, uh, spoiler alert?
IDC has just posted its Q1 2016 mobile phone tracker, which reports a flat growth for the global smartphone market. A total of 334.9 million smartphones were shipped which is a marginal 0.2% increase over the same quarter last year at 334.4 million.
Maintaining its top position is Samsung with 81.9 million units shipped, which is a 0.6% YoY decline (Q1 2015: 82.4 million) but they have maintained a strong market share of 24.5%. Among the top 5, Apple suffered the biggest hit as expected with its first ever decline in 13 years. They have shipped 16.3% fewer phones at 51.2 million units and they currently have a market share of 15.3%.
Vivo recently unveiled two smartphones in Mumbai under their “V’ line of affordable smartphones — the V3 and V3Max. Just hours later, the higher-spec V3Max has popped up online on both DirectD and Vivo Malaysia’s Facebook page.
The best part? It’s pretty good value for money.
Faster, bigger, lighter, stronger…as technology gets better and better at a faster and faster rate, we expect faster processors in our mobile devices, more memory, a bigger battery, a better camera, more of everything but surely we’ll come to a point where you start to wonder when is enough, enough.
It seems Chinese company Vivo believes that there shouldn’t be a limit. The company has announced the Vivo Xplay 5 — a smartphone that will be packing a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM! That’s the biggest RAM ever integrated into a smartphone. The Xplay 5, running Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, will be packing more RAM than most computers.
But, do you need 6GB of RAM?