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Vivo launches metal X6 with 4 GB RAM, and X6 Plus phablet with top-shelf audio chips

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Vivo X6

Vivo just lifted the veil off its long-rumored X6 phone, and it turns out that it will have two variations, as is the trend lately - a 5.2" model, and a Vivo X6 Plus phablet with a 5.7" display, covering all bases.
Both phones are set apart from the cutthroat competition by offering 4 GB of RAM, which so far has only been reserved for truly high-end devices, like the Note 5, or outliers like a variation of the Zenfone 2, for instance. Four gigs of the sweet stuff means you can queue and run a ton of different apps at once, without the phone feeling a pinch, though it also depends on the software management and execution, of course.

The more compact model, dubbed Vivo X6, flaunts a more mainstream-sized 5.2" 1080p AMOLED display, and is very, very thin, at just 6.56mm. Unfortunately, that means that the battery capacity is nothing to write home about, though it remains to be seen how much endurance has Vivo managed to squeeze from the 2400 mAh juicer, as the company promises an optimized power draw. The X6 runs on a 64-bit octa-core 1.7 GHz processor, just like its larger sibling, and both offer the same 13MP rear plus 8MP front facing camera combo, with fast phase-detection autofocus present for the main shooter. The phones also have fast-charging onboard, as is the trend lately.

The differences between the Vivo X6 and X6 Plus, besides the larger 5.7" 1080p AMOLED display on the phablet, is in the built-in storage amount (32 GB vs 64 GB for the X6 Plus), as well as the battery capacity. The Vivo X6 Plus has a bigger, 3000 mAh pack, plus there is a separate version with a 4000 mAh juicer, which costs more. The basic 3000 mAh version of the X6 Plus is slightly thicker than the X6, at 6.85mm, too. 

The value that Vivo added with the larger X6 Plus doesn't end here, though, as it sports the latest high-end ES9028 DAC audio chip for the first time in a mobile phone, an ES9603 amplifier, and a YAMAHA YSS-205X digital surround sound chip, continuing Vivo's legacy as a pioneer in the so-called Hi-Fi sound experience. The X6 also uses a dedicated DAC, though of a slightly lower level - the Asahi Kaisei AK4375A model.

Both handsets offer microSD slots for storage expansion, fingerprint scanners on the back, and will be available in gold, silver, and rose gold metal chassis. Vivo will be shipping them with its own Funtouch OS, plastered over Android 5.1 Lollipop. 

How much for the privilege? Well, the dual SIM version of the 5.2" X6 will cost the equivalent of $390 when it is launched December 6th, while the basic X6 Plus would go for $469. If you want the phablet to come with a 4000 mAh battery, you'd have to shell $500, which, at just $30 extra, sounds like a decent tradeoff. Any takers?

source: Vivo

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posted on 30 Nov 2015, 09:44 7

1. HeavyClocker (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2015)

Oh s**t, another iPhone!

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 09:58

3. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

Oh geez, where?!

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:19 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

There, the one with the "rose gold" paint, not the pink.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:34

18. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

well that's everybody wants it so what is the problem..?

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:40

25. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


posted on 30 Nov 2015, 09:57 7

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Bruhhh another iPhone. Don't forget to give it at least a 9 guys.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:21 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I couldn't care less about the main processor/hardware sheet, but man that sound processing unit give me the heebe-jeebies!

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 13:57

16. Wiencon (Posts: 2019; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Me too, but f*ck! Why the hell they had to downgrade DAC on smaller one??? 5.7 inches is too damn big for comfortable wearing in pocket and that's how most people keep their phpnes while liste ing music.
But whatever, 5.2 is also too big for me. Shame because I crave for phpne with SD slot and high grade audio but in compact size, so far I'm nothing but disappointed

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:37 2

6. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

Yeap another iphone wannabe. I just can't believe how pathetic some Chinese OEMs have become. Really I thought it was Samsung the only one "inspired" by Apple. Just wow!

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:00

17. ToastedBacon21 (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Oct 2015)

Samsung inspired by apple!! Just wow! Where did you get that idea from. Seen those smartphones in person?? They are nothing alike. Inspired you say. Samsung spends more on R&D than apple ever will.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:50 1

21. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

Samsungs attorneys said that when they were about to get fined in the lawsuit that still going. Don't believe me? Here's the linkhttp://mashable.com/2012/07/31/apple-samsung-court/#yMq1d9B31GqY

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:36

19. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

why pathetic yoy want iphnoe everybody wants just iohne so there u have it and you can use android instead of crappy iOS

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:52

22. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

I'm not criticizing the OS just the stupid design that clearly wants to be an iPhone. Is it really hard to come with a design not resembling the Jesus phone???

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 03:01

24. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

looks like yes it is jesus phone .. everybody want only iiiphooneee craap so unfortunately everybody makes same design..that ppl has iphone feel to it..

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:56

7. Wulfgardr (Posts: 71; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)

Woot! So this is the iPhone 6S killer. The one that launched app faster than the 6S itself, with 1 GB of RAM dedicated to graphic compartment. Cool.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:58 4

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Lmao Apple did great this year with starting a new trend once again. Looks like Vivo loves Rose Gold now.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 10:59 5

9. MANOFSTEEL (Posts: 77; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)

Yet another IPhone ripped off, Fandroids will always says Iphone copied the HTC and all those Iphone features where first on Android since 1965 blah blah blah blah........!!!!!!

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 11:16

10. khaldoon (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 May 2013)

so where is the vram, 3D touch, and helio x20 ???????

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 11:46

11. crm_bstind (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Nov 2015)

Helio x20 ????? when did apple start producind it

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 11:47

12. crm_bstind (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Nov 2015)


posted on 30 Nov 2015, 12:06 1

13. superkuiken (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Looks like the Htc A9

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 13:04 3

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Don't know if you're being serious or not but definitely a blatant rip off of the iPhone 6/6S.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 13:12

15. shahrooz (Posts: 785; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

I bought a MEIZU PRO 5 for the DSP, amps and other audio related stuff :) I'm waiting for it.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:44

20. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

haha there is no totally difference btw mine vivo x5pro and x6... just fingerprint added 2 more gig ram that's all.. no difference.. nobody keeps apps open to save battery.. same fail as mate 8!
total crap

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 18:52

23. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

This isn't the flagship beast we keep hearing about in the rumour mill. It's just another mid-range device. Disappointed.
Have to wait for another 6-inch flagship

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