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vivo X7 and X7 Plus are yet another premium mid-range contender

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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.

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In terms of design, it resembles closely with its cousin, the OPPO R9 (also known as F1 Plus) and R9 Plus. It gets a premium metal unibody exterior that’s heavily inspired by brand from Cupertino. The X7 is the compact version that offers a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display, while the X7 Plus is the phablet equivalent with a larger 5.7″ screen.

Both devices run on a very capable Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core processor mated with 4GB of RAM. Storage should be sufficient as it gets 64GB on-board. Similar to its OPPO equivalent model, both X7 and X7 Plus has a 16MP selfie camera while the back comes with either 13MP (X7) or 16MP (X7 Plus) shooters.

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Both models support Cat 7 4G LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-SIM. There’s also a fingerprint scanner which we reckon unlocks as quickly as the OPPO F1 Plus and audio is enhanced with an AK4376 32-bit DAC.

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The downside is probably its operating system as it still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop layered with Funtouch OS 2.5.1 skin on top. The upcoming Android 7.0 already has a name and we expected nothing less than Android 6.0 Marshmallow for any new device. The vivo X7 gets a 3,000mAh battery while the X7 Plus has more at 4,000mAh. In China, the vivo X7 is priced at 2,498 CNY (about RM1,499) and it will be available for sale on 7 July. The price for the vivo X7 Plus is not announced yet and it will be available on 15 July.

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[ SOURCE, VIA ]

Alexander Wong