Chinese manufacturers have been busy of late, creating phones that easily rival known brands. Making inlays into the higher-end market by imploring classier materials like metal, as seen by Huawei and Xiaomi, Vivo hasn’t been left in the dust, releasing the X6 and X6 Plus in light of the current trend. Specs are king though the new duo might have something to say about that, taking a look under their hoods.
Let’s start with the smaller X6, that carries a 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. Under that screen, sits a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 Octa-core processor, mated to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It is made from anodised aluminium and going through 57 steps before getting laser engraved and well deserved polish.
Other stock internals include the 13-megapixel sensor on the rear, while sitting under it, is a square cut out, where you’ll find the fingerprint scanner. The rear lenses on both devices will be equip with Phase Detection auto-focus, HDR and a f/2.2 aperture sensor.
As a quick flip to the front will reveal the 8-megapixel shutter on the top of the screen. It’ll also natively support a hybrid dual-SIM 4G LTE slot, that allows you to swap up the second SIM for a microSD card. The two devices are quite similar, only altering by screen size, internal storage and battery size.
That said, the larger X6 Plus has a 5.7-inch screen of the same resolution, while its internal memory gets bumped up to 64GBs. The smaller of the two will carry a 2,400 mAh battery and the vivo X6 Plus will don a 3,000 mAh battery. Vivo’s X6 has a footprint of 147.9 x 73.8 x 6.6mm, as its larger sibling doesn’t pay heed to its dimensions on vivo’s website.
Both devices will fun Funtouch OS on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop and retail for the following prices: 2,600 RMB (RM 1,721) – vivo X6 and 3,200 RMB – vivo X6 Plus (RM 2,118). We’re not entirely convinced that people will pick up the device, considering other household names that sell their mid-range devices for roughly the same price.
For now this Apple look-alike will only be exclusively sold in China beginning the 7th of December. Then again, all smartphones pretty much have some form of resemblances with one another – or maybe that’s just our opinion.