The Vivo Xplay3S has sat at the top of the Vivo range for far too long, what we want now is the Vivo Xplay 5S, but are these leaked images and hardware details the real deal?
When Vivo announced the Xplay3S (in December of 2013) it was years ahead of its time. It was the first Chinese phone to ship with a fingerprint scanner, and the first phone with a 2K resolution display too. Even now after all this time, the Xplay3S sits at the top of the Vivo range and manages to offer hardware that other phone makers are just getting in to place.
Such a ground breaking phone needs a successor, and finally we hope that the Vivo Xplay5s light is at the end of the tunnel with these new leaked photos and specifications.
What we have here are 2 possible leaks, one is a render that shows a pink Vivo Xplay5s with curved display, and the second are photos of a real phone with full metal body.
The render looks like a slightly modified version the current Vivo Xplay3S phone with a curved rear and an updated fingerprint scanner.
The purported leaked photos show an all new, all metal design with dual LED flash, laser autofocus and fingering scanner. A shot of the top of the device shows it’s a slim design that barely has enough room for the 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for hardware, well a 4K display measuring 6-inches lives on the front, Snapdragon 820 runs the show and 64GB internal storage comes as standard. Selfie lovers will be excited by the 12 mega-pixel front camera while the rear is a 21 mega-pixel sensor.
Vivo Xplay5S specifications
- 6-inch 4K display
- Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory
- 12 mega-pixel front camera
- 21 mega-pixel rear camera
- metal body(?)
- Fingerprint scanner
Personally I’m excited at the prospect of a Vivo Xplay5S, but am not convinced that this metal bodied phone is the flagship Vivo. Still what ever Vivo it ends up being it certainly has my attention.