The Vivo Xplay 5 smartphone will have 6GB of RAM because more is better, right?

The Vivo Xplay 5 smartphone will have 6GB of RAM because more is better, right?

The name Vivo doesn't ring a bell to many people outside of Asia, but in homeland China, Vivo is in the upper echelon of smartphone makers thanks to its quality products. We've been hearing for some time that the company's upcoming flagship phone will be the world's first handset to feature a mind-blowing 6GB of RAM. Truth be told, this doesn't sound like science fiction, considering Samsung has had 6GB LPDDR4 RAM modules primed and ready for manufacture since late last year.

It appears Vivo is indeed ready to enter the post-4GB RAM era, for the company confirmed today that the Vivo Xplay 5 will come with 6GB of RAM and will be powered by the Snapdragon 820. That's impressive stuff all around, even though we can't know for sure how the smartphone will take advantage of all that RAM. Perhaps Vivo has worked out a way to dedicate some of that memory to the graphics unit, but we can't know for sure at that point.

Vivo will unveil the Vivo Xplay 5 on the 1st of March, which means it's going to be teasing the smartphone in the coming days to drum up some excitement. Previous teasers had confirmed a 2K-resolution display for the handset, and the Snapdragon 820 / 6GB RAM announcement only makes it seem more exciting.

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34 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

If the technology is there, why stop with 4gb. Although this is literally overkill for a smartphone.

5. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I agree except for the use of literally. Me thinks you dont know what literally actually means lol, but so dont millions of other people

16. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I literally died laughing reading this comment ;) /s

19. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I think he's close enough on the use a literally unless you are looking just at "over kill" and are picturing someone literally killing the phone overtop of something. If the technology is there, why stop with 4gb. Although this is literally putting a round through the phone as it is flung over my brother's head. Otherwise literally can be defined as "actual" out "truly". I'm that case it fits as it was written.

29. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

A quick search on google returns the following results Literally - used for emphasis while not being literally true. / actually / truly Overkill - excessive use, treatment, or action / an excess of something (as a quantity or an action) beyond what is required or suitable for a particular purpose So i don't understand why are you considering their use as inappropriate . Either i am wrong somewhere or you are not familiar with the other/alternate meanings of both the words Can anybody explain ? P.s- this was in reply to post 5

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Literally is defined as "In a literal manner or sense; exactly." Literal is defined as "Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory." So overkill literally means over killing the phone, but how is ram killing the phone? PS. Install the Google Dictionary extension for chrome and youget definitions by simply double-clicking on words.

33. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Thanks for the reply i am aware of primary meanings of both the words http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/literally Literally - "Used for emphasis while not being literally true:" http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/overkill Overkill - "Excessive use, treatment, or action" I was asking about the secondary/informal meaning of the words They are listed in the oxford/google/webster dictionary so isn't their usage correct ?

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I guess it all depends on what you consider as their "most basic sense". If most basic sense is what you see in the dictionary, then yeah, their use is correct. However, if most basic sense is taking the words as they sound, then the use is incorrect.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This. Also once they figure out how to increase bandwidth (e.g. Wide-OI), 6GB wont be overkill for Vulkan games, especially in VR (although, this may be 2-3 years away) The PS4/XB1 have 8GB unified RAM In 2-3 years we will have tablets as fast as the PS4/XB1 In 3-5 years we will have phones as fast as the PS4/XB1 So it shouldn't be surprising to see phones with 8GB or more of unified RAM soon Lets not forget NVIDIA/AMD are going to release GPUs with 32GB of VRAM this year

11. Ghost04

Posts: 496; Member since: May 03, 2014

But by that time we will have PS5 and XB2 probably and with 16 GB RAM.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Possibly BTW I'm not trying to make this into another silly phones vs consoles argument Just saying, 8GB RAM in phones won't be pointless in a few years

28. tedkord

Posts: 17047; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was like 10 years between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.

31. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

10 years is still just one console generation.

26. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I don't know that it will be that long for tablets. I recently bought an Nvidia Shield K1 and it is easily as fast as an XBox 360. Once they put their X1 chip in a tablet with the appropriate RAM, they may well get near PS4 and XBone speeds.

27. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Lol XBone

10. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

6GB of ram is there for a reason... go on and open many tabs in Safari and switch between them to see if they are all loaded...

17. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

for me no technology advances is ever overkill...I always want more to enjoy fullest within my era of life. .and if it means bragging rights , that's why everyone go for the latest and best to *brag about

2. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Right!

3. GeorgeAF

Posts: 83; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Technology is there but the timing is not really that great. I mean a phone with 2gig RAM is capable of handling day to day tasks, what will you do with the extra 4gig of RAM? Probably one of those things you buy for the sake of "I have a phone with 6 Gig RAM" which kinda makes you look like a douchebag -__-

4. GeorgeAF

Posts: 83; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Technology is there but the timing is not really that great. I mean a phone with 2gig RAM is capable of handling day to day tasks, what will you do with the extra 4gig of RAM? Probably one of those things you buy for the sake of "I have a phone with 6 Gig RAM" which kinda makes you look like a douchebag -__-

12. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

HAH. On My note 2,3 and 4 I have had as many as 20 tabs in the browser ad see no difference in performance. Why? Because my device has 3GB of RAM where it can store all that data. I think of it as a job. Duh If I had 15 things I need to do, but concentrate all my time on just one, it is obvious I can do that one very efficiently. But I an come out better of I can do all 15 in the same amount of time and again be just a efficient. Comparing an iPhone to an Android Is always just dumb. f the iPhone could do what an Android phone could do, we wouldn't need Android. Just like if Mac OS/OSX di what Windows could do, we wouldn't have needed Windows.

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

The more interesting bit is that the mid range is going there soon too as the Helio P20 supports up 6GB.

7. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

hope it will come with 4000mah battery and good camera and sure a reasonable price, that is it.... gone other OEMS..........

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

More is always better, it is not just the memory also bandwidth!

14. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Meanwhile, my Surface Pro 4 has 4 GB RAM! >_

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And my 8yr old desktop that runs modeling programs, photoshop, bluestacks, and visual studio and emulators has 4GB of ram. for the love of all that is holy, put an x86 chip inside, throw me WP with x86 continuum support.

21. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Would love that, but Wp has no apps and game.. I'd love if Wp merges with Android, just like BB has. So it will have all the apps.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Has a lot, if they are able to pull off what HP is doing with their virtual desktop for x86...that would be awesome. Or simply allow it in continuum mode without any virtualization. With android emulators on windows if it can run on x86 wp, there wouldn't be a need to merge. Then I can play my MechCommander 2 on my phone

24. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

That would be great, but no way Ms will merge with X86. With WP. Which ever way or if both way was possible, that's a stellar.

25. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

That's like Wp can access Android and BB apps. Omg that's awesome

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