Last year BBK launched a new flagship Android phone with dual-core CPU, and advanced stereo audio named the Vivo X1. For early this year the X1 will receive a midlife update to become the Vivo X1s.
BBK’s Vivo brand launched the X1 last year as the worlds thinnest Android phone, with a body thickness of just 6.55mm. The title didn’t last long as Alcatel/TCL have since launched a 6.45mm phone, with similar hardware.
The X1 failed to capture many Chinese phone buyers imaginations due to the high price of 2500 Yuan, which even last year was considered far too costly for a dual-core MTK MT6577 phone even with impressive audio and licensed stereo technologies!
Vivo have now announced that the X1 will receive a mid-life update and become a dual-sim phone named the X1S. Rumours had suggested that the X1S would be a quaad-core MT6589 phone,unfortunately these have turned to be untrue and the X1S will keep the dual-core MT6577 chip.
The Vivo X1 is one of the few premium MT6577 phones on the market and features wireless charging, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera flush to the body and a well made alloy body.