Is a Vivo phone with 10 GB of RAM coming soon? Don't count on it

Is a Vivo phone with 10 GB of RAM coming soon? Don't count on it

Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker that recently announcedthe world's first handset to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, mightalso unveil the world's first phone to offer 10 GB of RAM. Or at least that'swhat a new rumor - picked up by plenty of relevant websites - is claiming. Butwe're here to cast serious doubt on this.  


The new rumor has it that Vivo's next generation flagshipphone, apparently called Xplay7, will be a powerhouse packing Qualcomm's brandnew Snapdragon 845 processor, a 4K screen covering 92.9% of the device's front,up to 512 GB of storage space, and - as already mentioned - 10 GB of RAM.


The exact origin of the rumor can't be traced, but thesedetails seem to come from Weibo (one of China's largest social mediaplatforms), where a slide listing the alleged specs of the Vivo Xplay7 canbe found - see left. However, a wiser Weibo user has pointed to the existence of similarslides (from October 2017) which painted a different picture. 

According to theolder slides, the Xplay7 should feature 8 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB ofstorage space - thus being more or less normal, since we already have phoneswith 8 GB of RAM, as well as with 256 GB of internal memory. But the same olderslides claimed that the handset's screen would cover 100% of its front - whichis, well, hard to believe.


All in all, it appears that these slides are simplyfabricated for fun, and shouldn't be taken seriously. The wise Weibo usermentioned above says the next leaked slides could very well tout an 8K screen covering120% of the phone's front (take that, logic and physics!), 16 GB of RAM, and upto 1TB of storage space, simply because it's not hard to create fake imageslike these.


Over the years, we've seen many Weibo-based rumors thatnever materialized, and it's very likely that this one won't materialize, either. We'renot saying that smartphones with more than 8 GB of RAM won't be available atsome point. It's just that the rumored Vivo Xplay7 might not be one of them.

P.S.: The Vivo Xplay7 renders seen above have been around since October 2017, but they're probably fake, too.


source: Weibo  (in Chinese; automatic translationunavailable)



1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Not that I against technology but I think it's overkill and most likely no application will take advantage of so much memory. i just hope they could manage so much ram but somehow I think they have poor memory management tools

2. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

More is better, but 6GB is more than enough for most people even powerful ones

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That stupid weibo user (no wonder he use that phone), those specs in slide isn't really impossible, VIVO could possibly make it since they like to rush thing to be "first"..

5. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

If Galaxy S9 was powered with these specs then it would’ve been a dream smartphone. Hopefully Note 9 could bring a 512GB version to every market with a screen to body ratio of 90+ and 8GB Ram and 4K 120hz Amoled display!

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Mobile Oled cant reach 120Hz. Current tech does not make it possible. Only LCD devices right now ( iPad, Razer, Sharp and Sony)

7. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

OLED can do 120Hz, with 60 blank frames and 60 actual frames.

10. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wouldn't that just make it 60Hz actually then? What's the point of the blank frames?

11. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

"What's the point of the blank frames?" That's like saying what's the point of virtual cores in PC.

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

“Mobile Oled cant reach 120Hz. Current tech does not make it possible.” See this, vincelongman? This is what I too said before and you said I was spreading mis-info. Told you I wasn’t making this all up.

9. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And the price? Since the note 8 emperor edition is priced at $1,500. Having that kind of specs. Would be above the $2,000 margin. WHO WOULD BUY THAT?

12. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

WHO WOULD BUY THAT? Celebrities would or anyone who's got cash to burn!

8. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Let's just put 10GB ddr2 and troll them ! LOL

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