More rumours surrounding BBK’s Vivo X1s suggest the MTK phone will get a quad-core processor after all, but at an $80 price hike!
$480 is a lot of money to be spending on an Android smartphone, and when you begin looking at this lofty price bracket you rightly demand more for your money. This is why the 5-inch 1080, Oppo Find 5 made so many waves! At $500 is represents the best value for money 1080 phone currently on the market, and this is where Vivo are going to fall flat on their face!
Last year the Vivo X1 launched with dual-core MT6577 processor and thin 6.55mm body for $401, we thought it was far too expensive, you thought it was to expensive, and it seems Chinese consumers believe so too as I have only ever seen one out in public!
Still Vivo are not deterred by this and plan to launch an updated version of the X1 with dual-sim support and a more efficient quad-core MT6589 processor running at 1.2Ghz. The X1s, as the updated phone will be known, will get the same 720 HD display, 2GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 2000mAh battery and high-quality stereo audio all in the same super slim 6.55mm alloy body.
So have Vivo decided to lower the price of the X1s, or at least sell the phone at the same price as the X1 despite the updates? No, is the answer. The quad-core Vivo X1s is scheduled for release in April at the 2998 Yuan ($481), that ‘s 1 Yuan less the the Oppo Find 5 with 5-inch 1080 display, Snapdragon S4 and 13 mega-pixel camera!!
Come on Vivo what are you playing at?!