4K Vivo Xplay5S could launch as early as 4th November


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If rumours and leaks of the Vivo X5playS had managed to wet your appetite last week then details of the release date are going go have you salivating.

Vivo’s flagship phone range is long over due a refresh, with the current Xplay3S having been on the market for well over a year already. The next generation Vivo Xplay5S is what we expect to launch early this month at a launch conference confirmed by Vivo today.

The Vivo launch event simply mentions something ‘fast’ will launch and sources say the launch may come as early as the 4th November.

Leaks last week showed us a metal bodied phone with slim side profile, and fingerprint scanner on the rear. As Vivo are usually one of the first companies to use the latest hardware the Xplay5S could show up with a Snapdragon 820 chipset and up to 4GB RAM (this certainly sounds fast to us).

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Other rumours state the Vivo flagship will have a 6-inch 4K display, 12 mega-pixel front facing camera, 21 mega-pixel main camera, at least 64GB internal memory, Hifi Audio and 4000mAh+ battery.

This is definitely a launch I am patiently waiting to see, what about you?

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15 Comments

  1. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 2, 2015

    Unbelievable 20 months later and they’re still selling the 3S (and equally unbelievable in that 20 months the price has only dropped 30%).

    • crappkid
      November 2, 2015

      That’s actually really weird. I was looking for decent Chinese phones launched a year ago, hoping for a better price, but it’s incredible how little the prices change on older Chinese products.

    • Rob
      November 2, 2015

      Agreed, however 20 months later and the specs are still respectable. If I had the xplay 3s I would be happy that it hasn’t been replaced 20 times already (yes I’m talking about you Elephone)! Either way even if it is announced on the 4th, it probably won’t be released till the new year, I just hope I’m wrong ?

  2. coolgreek
    November 2, 2015

    4th of November and Snapdragon 820 soc? I think not,.. Maybe Snapdragon 810, for Snapdragon 820 soc i believe we will have to wait a bit more (until about Christmas) to see the first models with that soc released (not for presale, but be available that is).

    Other than that only one word about the Vivo: Respect!!!

    • November 2, 2015

      Vivo have announced phones in the past and not launched them until components are ready. That’s what happend with the Xpaly 3S. So a launch in November and release in late December is possible for SD820

      • Rob
        November 2, 2015

        Do you u think u will be reviewing this phone or the Huawei mate 8 Andi?

      • MaxPower
        November 2, 2015

        agree, Xiaomi did the same with Note Pro and the Snapdragon 810:

        they launched it last January, the SoC went mass production in March and finally the phone went on sale in May.

        that’s what i was kinda expecting to happen with their MI5.

  3. yalok
    November 2, 2015

    I bet it will be SD810.

  4. elfyanlied
    November 2, 2015

    What do you think about the helio x20. Looks more possible than snap 820 for me. Could be cool even if snap would be very more powerful.

    • November 2, 2015

      If this launch is the Xplay5S then it will be a Qualcomm phone. If it is another model (ie not a flgaship Xplay) then we will probably see a Mediatek version for China and Qualcomm for international market.

      • Joel Adames
        November 2, 2015

        This is the kind of phones that get me all hyped up!!! Great deal here. Now on to the bashing: in the past we’ve seen galaxy s4 with different SoC for the same model, mind me I don’t get you the reasons but it is possible even market dependent that a manufacturer goes with a SoC for Europe for example and then with a different one elsewhere.

    • Rob
      November 2, 2015

      I’ve heard rumours that they will be using a helio X20 in an upcoming phone called the X7, whether or not it is true however remains to be seen….

  5. Tajwar
    November 2, 2015

    Please let it not be a SD810?

  6. fangbanger
    November 2, 2015

    Powerful stuff. After 3 years of disappointment since my Galaxy note 3, 2016 will finally provide the next generation of awesome smartphones. I want 4K VR on my phone !

  7. November 2, 2015

    Ya fastest,finally smartphone come with Snapdragon 820 Chipset but we can’t consider only chipset other features are also important like UI or software combination.