Vivo Xshot to launch alongside Huawei Ascend P7 on May 7

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Multiple device releases on the same day seems to be something the Chinese fancy. April 23rd, for example, turned out to be a day quite sought after for a device launch.

What reminds us of the multiple device releases on April 23 is the Vivo Xshot — the high-end Vivo phone is all set to get an unveil on the 7th of May, which is when the Huawei Ascend P7 gets released as well. The Xshot is far from a well-kept secret, and has suffered¬†quite a few leaks. One of these aforementioned leaks point to the processing prowess that the phone holds; the Xshot is among the few devices (some say it is the first) to breach the 40,000 point barrier on AnTuTu.


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Besides sporting a top notch processor in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM (akin to the OnePlus One), the Xshot will also come with a camera that should rival the best in the business. The sensor is confirmed to come from Sony (Exmor series), enabled with OIS and a wide aperture of f/1.8, bettering the f/2.0 seen on many other flagships. A word going around also hints to a 24 mega-pixel resolution that the camera might offer, but we’ll wait for an official word from Vivo before saying anything more. Last nail in the coffin comes in the form of Xenon flash, something we don’t usually see on smartphones, something which should offer much better low-light photography compared to sensors with an LED flash.

May 7 would be an interesting day, a day when two major Chinese makers battle for attention.

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  1. $2548414
    April 25, 2014

    One and all seem intent upon grabbing media space by launching only flagship phones…but very few are concentrating on improving the bread and butter mid section.

  2. Faux-News
    April 25, 2014

    Bad news for Huawei.

  3. Rob
    April 25, 2014

    This is sounding rather good, although what the rumors say and what actually is announced are rarely the same. Got a dilemma now, wait for this or go for the much cheaper iocean x8!

  4. Fred
    April 25, 2014

    Xenon flash very much used to be part of phones. Remember the old Sony models from 2007/8 time? My boss had one.

    Unfortunately, much alike how Infrared was kicked out and is now making a comeback. Funny how the OnePlus One made this glaring omission, even considering the price, it would hardly cost an additional US dollar!

    • April 25, 2014

      The issue with Xenon flashes isn’t the part cost, it’s the battery drain. The reason it’s not not as impractical now is that the batteries are now much larger (to accommodate big screens and processors) so the relatively infrequently used flash has a much lower impact.

  5. April 25, 2014

    It would be great to know which markets they’ll ship this into, what LTE bands, and the companies stance on Cyanogen (for international markets).

    It would also be great to get an official statement from them in general about international availability and their future strategy.

  6. MńĀrtiŇÜŇ° Balodis
    April 26, 2014

    So….. if the camera is 24mp then it can’t be snapdragon 801, because it doesn’t support more than 21mp so i’m guessing that this beast will be powered by snapdragon 805.

  7. chris
    April 26, 2014

    someone know the screen size????

    • desponent
      April 26, 2014


      • chris
        May 4, 2014

        it’s what we need how about the price

        • desponent
          May 4, 2014


          If you haven’t figured it out I’m messing with you, those questions have no answer until they actually launch the thing.

  8. Brooklyn701
    April 26, 2014

    The question of Dual SIM and screen size remain. Up to 5,5 inch wourl be ok and dual SIM is a must!!!

  9. chris
    May 4, 2014

    how about the price if vivo mtk to 430 USD snadragon 805 will be 1000 USD no matter it’s expensive company if we compare with others chinese manufactures