Vivo teases the X6, a monster phablet with dedicated graphics RAM
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 04, 2015, 5:23 AM
The first two phones on the sales date are existing handsets, or their upgrades, like the low-end Y23, which will probably be announced with wider availability, and an X5Pro version with 32 GB of storage is teased. Next in line for the November 11th blowout is a Vivo X5Max+, which we already saw being certified by TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of FCC.
The new and surprising kid on the Vivo block that is being teased for imminent release, however, is the X6. This one is shaping up to be a real monster, if speculation about its specs is to be believed. Vivo uses the word "fast" many times to describe it in the teaser, and rumor is that the X6 will sport 1 GB of dedicated graphics RAM for the first time in a phone.
Other rumored specs include a 6" Quad HD display with Force Touch tech, a deca-core Helio X20 processor, 4GB of RAM, 21 MP camera, and 4000 mAh battery to back it all up. A pretty respectable sheet, and, judging from alleged hands-on photos below, as well as a posting with 8 different X6 backgrounds on Vivo's Weibo account, it might come in different colors, too. The Vivo X6 is said to sport a dedicated shutter button for faster snapping, and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. How much of this teasing will turn out credible, may become clear as soon as next week, it seems.
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I was hoping a phone like that will be made, like PC different memory for CPU and GPU
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 5:32 AM 1
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And i hoped for 5-5'2" display with less iPhone design, but...
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 6:06 AM 0
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Monster ...specs and most ideal display for me ;6 inch... Another standard set for 2016; high GPU dedicated RAM.. 2016 looks promising.. Wonder how monster note 6 will be if Samsung doesn't Flop it like Note 5...
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 7:52 AM 2
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Not really that.. But by Samsung removing features that make note series be a productivity phablet and yet these features are the ones we've been enjoying over other oems.. ie IR blaster, expandable memory and others in software.. I dislike this pro-apple moves by Sammy
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 10:37 AM 1
That gold one looks remarkably similar to the high gloss concentric circle styling ASUS frequently uses. But the rest... Well, they don't exactly look like iPhones to me, they just look generic. But to be fair, there aren't that many phones with truly distinct designs.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 9:35 AM 3
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Holymolly! Pretty respectable indeed. My pc does not even have a dedicated gpu ram. T_T
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 5:35 AM 0
That's impossible. Don't you always talk about the VRAM of the graphics card? Like a 2GB GTX950 or so. That 2 GB of GDDR3/GDDR5 memory is the dedicated GPU buffer. And even the stinky intel GPUs have dedicated GPU buffer. You won't be able to rasterize without GPU memory as all the fragments will be stored there. In fact, even phones have GPU memory. That's why instead of 3 GB RAM, you usually get around 2.6-2.7 GB. That 300-400 'missing' memory is used for the GPU.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 7:03 AM 2
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Great, but the question remains: which game will fully use its potencial? I think not even the emulators require this kind of power. And then we didn't even talk about the gpu: in pcs there is a dedicated gpu in the vga for the dedicated vram. So I think that the SoC's gpu still will not compete with those in pcs. But let's hope it will, we will see it after all very soon. :)
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 5:58 AM 1
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The specs are pretty impressive, but it probably won't support US LTE bands. T-T
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 6:01 AM 0
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What is the reason for including "faster" RAM for graphics, if the mali GPU's are crap, and slow GPU's just kind of doesn't need "fast" memory?
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 7:28 AM 0
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The Mali-T880MP4 inside X20 is on par with T760MP6, so it's still a fast GPU, at least by 2015 standards. In 2016, the competition is getting harsh and l doubt this GPU would survive the competition even with dedicated GPU memory.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 7:37 AM 3
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