Vivo X1 arrives: world's new thinnest smartphone is also a joy for Hi-Fi enthusiasts

Vivo X1 arrives: world's new thinnest smartphone is also a joy for Hi-Fi enthusiasts
We would not blame you if you have not heard about the Vivo X1. Made by Chinese BBK Electronics, the X1 however is worth a special mention as it has now launched and become the world’s thinnest smartphone. Not just that, it comes with top notch audio quality and the quite capable Beyerdynamic MMX 71 iE earphones. All of that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and costs a reasonable 2,500 yuan ($400) off contract.

Most impressively, the Vivo X1 is the world’s thinnest smartphone measuring only 6.65mm (0.26 inches). And still, it manages to fit a 2,000mAh battery inside, and that’s quite a feat. And if you are wondering what kind of company is BBK Electronics, it is a Chinese phone maker working under different brands like Vivo, and exporting mainly to Russia. Recently, though, it has started selling under the Oppo brand for the United States as well.

Diving into more details for those who want clear sound, we discover that the Vivo X1 comes with a Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-analog converter and a CS8422 sample-rate converter for audio. The Beyerdynamic headsets that we mentioned are also just one of the options, you can pick between them and the AKG K420 and the Sennheiser CX215 headsets when you shop from BBK’s official web store.

Apart from that, the Vivo X1 is not all that top notch, but not a slouch either. It packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9-based MediaTek MT6577T processor and 1GB of RAM.

The X1 features a 4.7-inch qHD (540 x 960-pixel) screen and an 8-megapixel camera on the back, as well as a 1.3-megapixel shooter up front. Internal storage is 16GB and there is 3G on board as well.

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And if the X1 was not good enough, Vivo is already teasing its next device - a 1080p phone with virtually no bezel, a huge battery and a 13-megapixel camera.

source: Vivo via Engadget

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