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Is Vivo making an S7 edge-like phone? Alleged Vivo Xplay 5 promo pictures leak

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Is Vivo making an S7 edge-like phone? Alleged Vivo Xplay 5 promo pictures leak
Up until now, seeing a smartphone with a curved display is a rare thing. Samsung, the manufacturer who first introduced the concept with the Galaxy Note Edge, is still pretty much the only one churning out curvy handsets on a regular basis, and there's the BlackBerry Priv, of course.

Well, remember Vivo? It's a company that hails from China and was hitting headlines worldwide when it introduced the X5Max – the handset that held the crown for thinnest smartphone in the world, if only for a little while. Not to be confused with BLU's line of Vivo handsets, which are also pretty thin, but are actually US-only rebrands of models built by one of Vivo's fellow countryman competitors – Gionee.

But we digress. Vivo has a new smartphone in the works, called the Xplay 5. The handset is notable for rumors that claim it would have 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM under its hood, which could potentially make it the first smartphone to break the current max of 4 GB seen on contemporary flagships. The Xplay 5 is also expected to be powered by Qualcomm's latest-and-greatest Snapdragon 820 SoC, which looks very, very promising so far.

So, a new leak, posted on Chinese social media Weibo, claims to reveal marketing images for the Vivo Xplay 5. They show the smartphone in its full glory – front, side, and back, and what's noteworthy here is that it's a dual-curve handset, just like the Samsung Galaxy S7. There is absolutely no word on edge panels or any sort of software functionality that would make use of the curves, but we'd hope that, if these rumors are all true, Vivo would exploit the curves for some nice multitasking features. Otherwise, it would be a waste of a good 6 GB of RAM.

The leak also reaffirms previous rumors that the display would have a 1440 x 2560 resolution, and claims that it will be rather large, with a 6-inch diagonal. Well, if Vivo manages to get the screen-to-body ratio of the Xplay 5 to match the one of Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, the thin bezels may still make the phablet manageable.

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posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:30 3

1. blake8 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)

perfect design.. this what S7 edge should've look like

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:33 20

2. WeezyF (Posts: 155; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)

wtf? its good but the s7 edge is perfect the way it is. just wait till this phone gets released and read about the ergonomics and handling

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:36

3. TerryTerius (unregistered)

Nah. Because this has a lot of Vivo's design language. I'm glad it looks like it was made by them. But the S7 edge looks like a Samsung product. As it should.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:06

8. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

yeah right, we already know samsung design language, and they should remove those samsung logo from S-line forehead to increase screen-to-body ratio.. and that will be perfect..

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:23 1

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Gosh that sound stupid. The Samsung logo isn't even big. That space is for the sensors at the top of the phone. Whether they put a log there or not, it would still be the same size.

What you said sounds really dumb.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 10:28

16. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

ambient light and proximity sensor isnt that big...
and I know below that logo isnt totally empty, but I believe they can move things around to make top bezel smaller...
(see those LG G4 top bezel, it have similar sensor on obvious smaller size)

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:40

12. TerryTerius (unregistered)

In your opinion, which you are entitled to. I disagree with you, which I'm allowed to do as well. Beauty of freedom of speech.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 10:26

14. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Well I love my note 5 and I sure don't mind the Samsung logo being on the front.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 10:32

17. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

and that cheap chinese looking home button.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 06:45 7

6. twens (Posts: 1054; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Haters will always hate at any slight given chance. The s6 edge, + and s7 edge have great design no matter how much you despise it. Just accept it and leave with it.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:26 3

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

No matter what they say, both the S6 and S6 Edge both received the highest award in design. Even the iPhone can't make that claim.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:22 1

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

It does look like that. I like the glass back better. What difference does it make what the back is made of, when its goign to get covered either way.

Metal and glass have the same things in common. Both are easy to damage, can't be cosmetically repaired. So I dont see how one is any better.

The back of the S series looks liek metal with its shiny look and appearance.

I use skins on my phone now. But when I had a phoen with a metal back, I still covered it with a skin because metal scartches, worse than glass since ANY thing hard can scratch metal and some soft things can too.

With glass, the only thing you really have to worry about is breakage on a drop. But most objects can't scratch the glass vs metal.

So your opinion as to metal back being better is just smoke and mirrors. Why not just say, you prefer metal back over glass. Metal is not better than glass for the reasons I mentioned.

Aluminum is so soft, I can scratch it with my fingernail. That is how "cheap" it is. And coating the metal doesn't prevent scratching either. Glass is hard and requires a harder substance to scratch it. if you scratch a glass on a phone, you have sand in your pocket.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 10:24

13. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Have you gotten your glasses yet

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:44

4. maxha97 (Posts: 96; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

If the price is good,I will get one
But i think it's more fragile than samsung because it has too much edges

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:49

5. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)

This phone seems pretty sweet. I may consider this as my next phone, if my note 5 dies before I get the Note 6 :P

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 07:53

7. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 344; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


posted on 25 Feb 2016, 10:27

15. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

It didn't take long for someone to try and copy the best looking phone on the market.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 11:10

18. 27satz (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

I see several oem started to copy Samsung phones, This clearly tells Samsung is on roll. All the best Samsung.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 18:37

22. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

Wth, why haven't Samsung patent this design. The bad rotten fruit might iPhones like this.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:36

23. catze86 (Posts: 731; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)

No. SAMSUNG is no Apple. I have impression Samsung reallly proud if other OEMs follow/buy its design/license. Making money from selling products, not sueing other competitors.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 12:58

19. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 247; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)

Could Samsung parent curved screens?

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 13:39

20. vliang86 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)

iPhone 6S!!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 15:18

21. monoke (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)

Damn. These chinese phones are coming thru!! Gotta luv it.

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