Vivo X5Pro 3D curved display, 3GB RAM, Retina scanner coming end of the month?


vivo x5pro

Reports today suggest that the Vivo X5Pro will come with a retina scanner for security, 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset.

Vivo usually do something a little special with their premium phones. Whether it is get the latest hardware on a device ahead of the rest (see Vivo Xplay 3S), create an amazing camera centric phone (see Vivo Xshot) or super thin devices (see various Vivo phones).

Vivo will launch the Vivo X5Pro next, possibly on April 28th, and while it might not be the Xshot 2 or Vivo Xplay 5S we are hoping for, it does appear to have some interesting features.

vivo x5pro

Teasers todayย along with Chinese media reports suggest that the new device will go on sale with a 6-inch display, 3GB RAM, 3500mAh battery, and Snapdragon 615 chipset. Interestingly the display on the Vivo X5Pro won’t be a 2.5D screen but a 3D curved display with a 3 dimensional curve to it.

vivo x5pro

The real cutting edge feature though is the rumour that Vivo have incorporated a retina scanner in to the Vivo X5Pro for extremely fast, and secure locking and locking of your device.

Vivo are also believed to be showcasing Funtouch 2.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop once the phone launches.

Keep posted for more news as we receive it.

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65 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    April 24, 2015

    The 3D shape is meant to make the phone perfectly fit in your pocket.
    The point is that the price of the phone will make your pocket empty that even a wall brick will fit in it! LOL
    Just joking, I’m happy to see them bringing innovation. I’d love to try one of their phones, but unfortunately they don’t fit my budget. ๐Ÿ™

    • iANDROID8.1
      April 24, 2015

      I feel you brother, this is just sad but hopefully the competition will help lower down the price

      • MaxPower
        April 24, 2015

        They make niche products targeting a specific kind of customers.
        But thankfully with Chinese market people like me with a lower budget have plenty of respectable options.

      • balcobomber25
        April 25, 2015

        Vivo has always had ridiculously high prices, no amount of competition has ever changed that. If you really want a Vivo phone you have to either bite the bullet and pay for it or wait a while till they lower the price. For instance in Thailand everyone has the Vivo Xshot on sale for around $300, still expensive but a good price for an amazing camera phone.

        • MaxPower
          April 25, 2015

          Which one? The SD801 3GB or the SD800 2GB ?

          • balcobomber25
            April 25, 2015

            SD801 is the only they sell here. Vivo is looking to establish themselves in Thailand and has massive sales going on.

            • MaxPower
              April 25, 2015

              that’s interesting. this might be the perfect phone for the wife.I finally convinced her to drop sprint and get a chinese phone

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              My wife is a huge fan of Samsung. The reason being she loves Chelsea FC who is sponsored by Samsung. I have been trying to convince her to give them up for years, we just bought her the new S6. Don’t even want to admit how much that cost me.

              She does use Chinese phones for her work though so I am making progress! Looking at the M1 Note for her new work phone. I think secretly she loves them just doesn’t want to admit I am right.

            • MaxPower
              April 25, 2015

              Booo at Chelsea!!! lol
              (And since I’m saying it then boo at Red Sox and Patriots as well!!!)
              ๐Ÿ˜‰
              Mine is on Samsung as well (s4) but she hated it since day first.
              I saw her looking at my MI4 with jealousy.I have to pick an easy one without Chinese gimmick that last at least 2 years. (she’s old school, never paid for a phone upfront, but then she paid almost 90$ per month for a sprint unlimited which was limited by a crappy service)

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2015

              Used to be a Red Sox fan but I haven’t followed baseball in about 5 years, I grew tired of it. My teams are the Pats, Bruins and Celtics. I used to pay about $150 a month for both of us in the US. Here in Thailand I pay about $60 a month for both of us to have unlimited everything including LTE.

            • MaxPower
              April 26, 2015

              I was teasing you,I figured you were from New England.

        • Rob
          April 25, 2015

          That’s not a bad price, looking at the xshot for my missus as the camera is the most important part of the phone for her. Unfortunately can’t really find it under $450 from any seller (the 2gb version), at $ 300 I would get it for her without hesitation as she keeps her phones for years (till they die generally). A quality device would last longer so still represents good value for money.

          • balcobomber25
            April 25, 2015

            It’s actually around $350 here I looked at the wrong exchange rate, but still that’s a good price. I will get it in the markets though where you can do some bargaining so I can probably get it for around $320.

            • Rob
              April 25, 2015

              That’s very good if that’s the 3gb version you mentioned as that retails in excess of $500 which is way more than I would ever pay for a phone! Didn’t realise you had such a thriving mobile scene in Thailand!

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              Thailand has a huge mobile scene. Bangkok has about 100 malls, each one usually has at least an entire floor dedicated to nothing but smartphones/tablets, some have 3-4 floors. Chinese brands are slowly making there way here. OPPO, Huawei, Lenovo and TCL have all been here for awhile and all have official stores and service centers, Vivo just started selling last year. To gain more customer Vivo has all their phones with huge discounts here. In the markets you can usually find Xioami, Meizu and a few others. There is even a few local brands which make some decent phones.

              Three malls in particular are the hub of the mobile scene (MBK, Fortune Town and Pantip). At these three you can find pretty much any phone your looking for. You can also get any phone unlocked, rooted, repaired, or have them put custom rom’s if you want. The only bad thing about the scene here is a lot of phones in the official stores are incredibly overpriced. With the markets a lot of the phones are imported from places like Hong Kong and the Thai service centers won’t cover them under warranty. I generally stick to resellers online unless I find a really good deal.

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              April 25, 2015

              I remember 10-12 years ago MBK’s mobile phone marketplace was huge and the go-to place for mobile phones and accessories. Pantip Plaza has always been more of a computer (and parts) place. However, I visited Thailand earlier this year after being away for quite a long time and noticed both of these places have gone downhill in these aspects. The mobile phone marketplace at MBK was considerably quieter (no crowds whats so ever, just a couple tourists here and there) and it seems there are more shops selling accessories than phones now. Pantip was even worse; they let a lot of clothing shops move into the atrium on the ground floor, definitely a sign of declining times.

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2015

              You must have went on an off day, maybe it was during one of the national holidays when everyone goes home to the provinces. I am at MBK almost everyday and its packed with people and just about every shop sells phones. As for Pantip the bottom floor is still cell phone central but they do have a few stalls that sell clothes/toys. Fortune Town is still all cell phones on floors 2-4.

  2. Tremaine Underwood
    April 24, 2015

    Is it just me or does this shape kinda remind you of the old TV’s and CRT Monitors(the ones that were replaced by flat screens because flat is so much better). We have officially come full circle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • BotondKisKovacs
      April 24, 2015

      Indeed, although I kind of miss the old CRT screens. Lately I’ve been thinking of purchasing an old functional CRT TV before it’s too late and I won’t be able to find one at all.

      • balcobomber25
        April 25, 2015

        I remember the first “Big Screen” TV we had as a family, 32 inch RCA and it was build into a wooden cabinet. Thing weighed about 250 pounds. It’s amazing to think that back then 32 inches was considered a big screen TV, whereas now that’s small.

        • BotondKisKovacs
          April 25, 2015

          I have a small approx 20 inch black and white Romanian TV that has an inbuilt Pong game. The 2 wired controllers are basically just handheld potentiometers that control the vertical position of your ‘player’.
          It’s somewhere in storage, last time I saw it some water got into it and partially destroyed the laminated wooden case, I just hope it didn’t harm the electronics and I can restore it.

  3. eliHd
    April 24, 2015

    This phone will cost $650+ for SD615!

    • Michel
      April 24, 2015

      lol no buy here…idiotic price

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      I can’t wait to see the price in Thailand where everything usually has anywhere from a 10-50% markup. I am guessing it will be north of $700 here.

  4. Rob
    April 24, 2015

    Andi, just wondered if you had any updates on your vivo xplay 3s over the past 12 months that have improved the camera? What is the quality like?

  5. MaxPower
    April 24, 2015

    The 3D shape is meant to make the phone perfectly fit in your pocket.
    The point is that the price of the phone will make your pocket empty that even a wall brick will fit in it! LOL
    Just joking, I’m happy to see them bringing innovation. I’d love to try one of their phones, but unfortunately they don’t fit my budget. ๐Ÿ™

    • iANDROID8.1
      April 25, 2015

      I feel you brother, this is just sad but hopefully the competition will help lower down the price

    • MaxPower
      April 25, 2015

      They make niche products targeting a specific kind of customers.
      But thankfully with Chinese market people like me with a lower budget have plenty of respectable options.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      Vivo has always had ridiculously high prices, no amount of competition has ever changed that. If you really want a Vivo phone you have to either bite the bullet and pay for it or wait a while till they lower the price. For instance in Thailand everyone has the Vivo Xshot on sale for around $300, still expensive but a good price for an amazing camera phone.

    • MaxPower
      April 25, 2015

      Which one? The SD801 3GB or the SD800 2GB ?

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      SD801 is the only they sell here. Vivo is looking to establish themselves in Thailand and has massive sales going on.

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      That’s not a bad price, looking at the xshot for my missus as the camera is the most important part of the phone for her. Unfortunately can’t really find it under $450 from any seller (the 2gb version), at $ 300 I would get it for her without hesitation as she keeps her phones for years (till they die generally). A quality device would last longer so still represents good value for money.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      It’s actually around $350 here I looked at the wrong exchange rate, but still that’s a good price. I will get it in the markets though where you can do some bargaining so I can probably get it for around $320.

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      That’s very good if that’s the 3gb version you mentioned as that retails in excess of $500 which is way more than I would ever pay for a phone! Didn’t realise you had such a thriving mobile scene in Thailand!

    • MaxPower
      April 25, 2015

      that’s interesting. this might be the perfect phone for the wife.I finally convinced her to drop sprint and get a chinese phone

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      Thailand has a huge mobile scene. Bangkok has about 100 malls, each one usually has at least an entire floor dedicated to nothing but smartphones/tablets, some have 3-4 floors. Chinese brands are slowly making there way here. OPPO, Huawei, Lenovo and TCL have all been here for awhile and all have official stores and service centers, Vivo just started selling last year. To gain more customer Vivo has all their phones with huge discounts here. In the markets you can usually find Xioami, Meizu and a few others. There is even a few local brands which make some decent phones.

      Three malls in particular are the hub of the mobile scene (MBK, Fortune Town and Pantip). At these three you can find pretty much any phone your looking for. You can also get any phone unlocked, rooted, repaired, or have them put custom rom’s if you want. The only bad thing about the scene here is a lot of phones in the official stores are incredibly overpriced. With the markets a lot of the phones are imported from places like Hong Kong and the Thai service centers won’t cover them under warranty. I generally stick to resellers online unless I find a really good deal.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      My wife is a huge fan of Samsung. The reason being she loves Chelsea FC who is sponsored by Samsung. I have been trying to convince her to give them up for years, we just bought her the new S6. Don’t even want to admit how much that cost me.

      She does use Chinese phones for her work though so I am making progress! Looking at the M1 Note for her new work phone. I think secretly she loves them just doesn’t want to admit I am right.

    • MaxPower
      April 25, 2015

      Booo at Chelsea!!! lol
      (And since I’m saying it then boo at Red Sox and Patriots as well!!!)
      ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Mine is on Samsung as well (s4) but she hated it since day first.
      I saw her looking at my MI4 with jealousy.I have to pick an easy one without Chinese gimmick that last at least 2 years. (she’s old school, never paid for a phone upfront, but then she paid almost 90$ per month for a sprint unlimited which was limited by a crappy service)

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      April 26, 2015

      I remember 10-12 years ago MBK’s mobile phone marketplace was huge and the go-to place for mobile phones and accessories. Pantip Plaza has always been more of a computer (and parts) place. However, I visited Thailand earlier this year after being away for quite a long time and noticed both of these places have gone downhill in these aspects. The mobile phone marketplace at MBK was considerably quieter (no crowds whats so ever, just a couple tourists here and there) and it seems there are more shops selling accessories than phones now. Pantip was even worse; they let a lot of clothing shops move into the atrium on the ground floor, definitely a sign of declining times.

    • balcobomber25
      April 26, 2015

      You must have went on an off day, maybe it was during one of the national holidays when everyone goes home to the provinces. I am at MBK almost everyday and its packed with people and just about every shop sells phones. As for Pantip the bottom floor is still cell phone central but they do have a few stalls that sell clothes/toys. Fortune Town is still all cell phones on floors 2-4.

    • balcobomber25
      April 26, 2015

      Used to be a Red Sox fan but I haven’t followed baseball in about 5 years, I grew tired of it. My teams are the Pats, Bruins and Celtics. I used to pay about $150 a month for both of us in the US. Here in Thailand I pay about $60 a month for both of us to have unlimited everything including LTE.

    • MaxPower
      April 26, 2015

      I was teasing you,I figured you were from New England.

  6. Tremaine Underwood
    April 24, 2015

    Is it just me or does this shape kinda remind you of the old TV’s and CRT Monitors(the ones that were replaced by flat screens because flat is so much better). We have officially come full circle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • BotondKisKovacs
      April 24, 2015

      Indeed, although I kind of miss the old CRT screens. Lately I’ve been thinking of purchasing an old functional CRT TV before it’s too late and I won’t be able to find one at all.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      I remember the first “Big Screen” TV we had as a family, 32 inch RCA and it was build into a wooden cabinet. Thing weighed about 250 pounds. It’s amazing to think that back then 32 inches was considered a big screen TV, whereas now that’s small.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      April 25, 2015

      I have a small approx 20 inch black and white Romanian TV that has an inbuilt Pong game. The 2 wired controllers are basically just handheld potentiometers that control the vertical position of your ‘player’.
      It’s somewhere in storage, last time I saw it some water got into it and partially destroyed the laminated wooden case, I just hope it didn’t harm the electronics and I can restore it.

  7. eliHd
    April 24, 2015

    This phone will cost $650+ for SD615!

    • Guest
      April 24, 2015

      lol no buy here…idiotic price

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      I can’t wait to see the price in Thailand where everything usually has anywhere from a 10-50% markup. I am guessing it will be north of $700 here.

  8. Rob
    April 24, 2015

    Andi, just wondered if you had any updates on your vivo xplay 3s over the past 12 months that have improved the camera? What is the quality like?

  9. Ulti
    April 24, 2015

    I can understand the 2.5D screens but what is the actual point of a 3D curved screen for a phone?

  10. Ulti
    April 24, 2015

    I can understand the 2.5D screens but what is the actual point of a 3D curved screen for a phone?

  11. Angry Mobile Nerd
    April 25, 2015

    Is it curved glass over a curved display or curved glass over a flat display (I mean curved on the outside but still flat on the inside to ensure a tight fit with the screen). Interested to see a phone with a thicker curved chunk of glass on it similar like a nice round mechanical wrist watch where the glass produces that certain kind of effect that adds depth which I’m having a hard time describing. You could call it extreme 2.5D glass I suppose.

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      I’m wondering that too. If the galaxy s6 edge is anything to go by then a curved screen is expensive and time consuming to produce so I’m guessing a flat screen with the 3D curve there purely for aesthetics.

  12. Angry Mobile Nerd
    April 25, 2015

    Is it curved glass over a curved display or curved glass over a flat display (I mean curved on the outside but still flat on the inside to ensure a tight fit with the screen). Interested to see a phone with a thicker curved chunk of glass on it similar like a nice round mechanical wrist watch where the glass produces that certain kind of effect that adds depth which I’m having a hard time describing. You could call it extreme 2.5D glass I suppose.

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      I’m wondering that too. If the galaxy s6 edge is anything to go by then a curved screen is expensive and time consuming to produce so I’m guessing a flat screen with the 3D curve there purely for aesthetics.

  13. April 25, 2015

    3d screens as they are terming it do look great on high end watches, they can appear to make the faces pop out more, but they have a real flaw… viewing angles are dramatically reduced.
    Whilst we make a big thing about viewing angles on screens, I suppose that its not really that much of a day to day issue as my phone is not often shared as a media viewing platform, when I want my friends to look at a facebook video or read some text etc I pass them my phone.

  14. April 25, 2015

    i’m waiting for it hope funtoch come in french ๐Ÿ™‚
    i have leak the xplay 5s specification here is:
    snapdragon 810
    4GB RAM
    32 GB ROM
    6 inch 2K display
    fingerprint scaner
    retinna scanner

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      Reading an article yesterday stating that after thorough testing the sd810 over heats and manufacturers are under clocking it to 1.6ghz to reduce heat. Wouldn’t touch any device with this in it so won’t be getting the xplay 5s even though I want it! Would be surprised if it had fingerprint and retina scanners though, I would hazard a guess of the latter one being fitted.

  15. Shanos
    April 25, 2015

    3d screens as they are terming it do look great on high end watches, they can appear to make the faces pop out more, but they have a real flaw… viewing angles are dramatically reduced.
    Whilst we make a big thing about viewing angles on screens, I suppose that its not really that much of a day to day issue as my phone is not often shared as a media viewing platform, when I want my friends to look at a facebook video or read some text etc I pass them my phone.

  16. Chris
    April 25, 2015

    i’m waiting for it hope funtoch come in french ๐Ÿ™‚
    i have leak the xplay 5s specification here is:
    snapdragon 810
    4GB RAM
    32 GB ROM
    6 inch 2K display
    fingerprint scaner
    retinna scanner

    • Rob
      April 25, 2015

      Reading an article yesterday stating that after thorough testing the sd810 over heats and manufacturers are under clocking it to 1.6ghz to reduce heat. Wouldn’t touch any device with this in it so won’t be getting the xplay 5s even though I want it! Would be surprised if it had fingerprint and retina scanners though, I would hazard a guess of the latter one being fitted.

  17. pedro
    April 25, 2015

    very nice

  18. April 27, 2015

    Like the old Nokia N9…

  19. LeClark
    April 27, 2015

    Like the old Nokia N9…