Vivo looking to one-up the iPhone 6 with its own $650 sapphire flagship

Vivo looking to one-up the iPhone 6 with its own $650 sapphire flagship
Apple is widely expected to out an iPhone 6 or two, with displays made of sapphire glass. Well, the same goes for Vivo, it seems, as the maker of the world's first QHD handset is rumored to unleash another flagship beast soon, this time with metal frame, and sapphire tacked on the touchscreen for extra endurance. Knowing Vivo, the handset is very likely to be thin and elegant, stuffed to the gills with high-end audio processors, top-shelf camera and speakers.

It also won't come cheap, as that's the way Vivo rolls, but should be a sight to behold, as the rumors indicate a palm-friendly 5" screen size diagonal, too. The upcoming iPhone 6 is said to flaunt a 4.7" display, so the Vivo creation might be more or less considered a direct competitor for the hard-earned Chinese yuans of its main target market. Given that the source indicates a 3998 yuan price tag, which translates to about $650, the new sapphire-laden flagship from Vivo won't be racing to the bottom to beat Apple by price, either, like most other Chinese manufacturers do.

source: ePrice (Weibo) via G4Games

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20 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Vivo's designs are awesome.

3. dimitrisantoniou

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Apple's design is awesome...

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ooh yeahh, Apple's design is arrrrkkkwesome.....Haaharughrugh...Arnold likes Apple's design...but it can't getz to da choppa....Harruauauuauagh....it can't survvvive fromm da choppa...hahaharughhghh...Vivo's design is suiitable for me...hararauagh...Vivo is for da big boyys...for da choppa...Arnold likess Vivo...Vivo El Mundo...Apple is for da small girls...harahahraugh...

9. dimitrisantoniou

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

translation?

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

More like ugly Sonys design is awesome. Same design with lesser curves Steve Jobs admitted he was a big Sony fanboy, and a admirer Apple copied Sonys Z series design and keyboard layouts

8. dimitrisantoniou

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

What?? It just doesnt make sense... iphone does not have any relationship with sony and i can say that apple has the most elegant design but mediocre specs, im not a fan boy but I have to say that apple is the only brand that its design is admired by everyone. And it doesnt even look like sony Z so WTF did you say man?

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The original design is by Sony.

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Compare the iPhone 4/4s with the Xperias of recent years.

17. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

absolutely

2. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

This bad boy looks sweet..

4. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Hope they launch it in other international markets...

11. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Now this is the phone to go up against the iPhone.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Vivo's designs are damn awesome, just look at those thin bezels. OMG! I wonder why Samsung can't design like this.

15. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I wonder why you had to bring Samsung into a NON Samsung article for the sake of trolling....

18. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

it's not trolling it's an opinion, seriously, every god damn phone on the market are designed beautifully, but samesung sucks on that department, they have great display, great all rounder phone, but why they can't design their phone just like what others are making, it makes me mad because i can't buy them, the design is big deal to me, because i'm buying an expensive device, and expensive means it doesn't have to look cheap! their flagship supposedly shines above the rest yet samesung is making same design on every end of their product, low-end looks like the s-series makes s-series look cheap, s3 was refreshingly nice, but that's it, all are the same, that is why it's so ugly, plus the s5 is effin failure on the design, their design language are already boring because of same design from high-end to low end, yet they add insult on the injury by making it look like a band aid! the faux metal rim looks so cheap, and the phone feels so light it's like a toy with candy inside! if they designed it like others they will have my money! i KNOW it's my own preferences, but I know, many will agree...

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Exactly man, it's just an opinion. I want Samsung to improve as well. But too bad Samsung fanboys don't understand that, they will consider you as trolling for stating your own opinion about Samsung. That's sad and pathetic.

12. practical

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Palm Friendly is the key word which I guess is missing in almost all the newer high profile phones. Not Arnold's palm tho. Hope it looks the same in real life as in those photos and available globally

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Add in a Snapdragon 805/810 and support for American LTE bands and I'll buy two.

16. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The renders of vivo never come out true, although i always wish it would. The product unveiled would be different from the renders.

20. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yeah, that's why I never bought a device that just I saw on the internet, youtube etc., I need to see and feel and play, so I can review it hands-on, That's why, I never bought on online stores.. specially when they don't have CSR in my country...

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