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.
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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.