Leaked Vivo X5 Pro live images give us a first look at the upcoming flagship and its novel 2.5D metal frame
By Luis D.
Apr 13, 2015, 6:01 AM
The Chinese rumor mill has been really busy lately, which makes sense considering what a large smartphone industry the country has nurtured. Its latest production is a bunch of live images of the Vivo X5 Pro, which happens to be another intriguing smartphone from the manufacturer. You may know Vivo, because at this point, it has established itself as an upper-level Chinese smartphone brand, and is known for having the world's thinnest smartphone in production - the Vivo X5 Max with its famous 0.15 inch (3.98 mm)-thin profile.
If this one caught your interest back in March, then get ready for the company's next move. The Vivo X5 Pro, which is reportedly being primed for a May release, has the company's classy design touch - it's an all metal and glass smartphone that screams attention to detail! Just look at the camera lens and 3.5mm audio jack's unusual shapes, or how the 2.5D metal frame isn't just any ol' slab of chiseled aluminum, but is layered and attached to the case in a novel way.
Spec-wise, the Vivo X5 Max may or may not utilize a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, and seeing how thin the smartphone looks, Vivo probably wouldn't opt for the most powerful silicon in Qualcomm's roster anyway, due to heat dissipation concerns.
Allegedly, the X5 Max will also get a retina scanner, but this might be pure speculation, and we're yet to see how the smartphone looks from the front. The phone will also rock a dedicated audio chip, possibly custom designed by Vivo. And on the OS side, we're looking at Android 5.0, topped off with Funtouch OS 2.0.
Vivo is full of surprises these days, so we're staying put until May when the company is supposed to show everybody what it has in store.
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