Vivo X6 set to be the world’s first Android to have dedicated graphics RAM


Vivo’s phone’s are generally more expensive than their counterparts, but there’s no denying that the company does take care of the quality on their phones.

While their recent Snapdragon 615 phones might not have been the most impressive devices around (read: the Vivo X5Pro review), it does look like the company has learnt its lesson and will be back on track soon.

The upcoming Vivo X6 has been confirmed to have 4GB of RAM. While that in itself might be music to Vivo enthusiasts’ ears, there’s something more interesting being said about the Vivo X6: that out of the 4GB RAM, 1GB will be dedicated for graphics.

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If that does happen, it’ll make the Vivo X6 the world’s first Android phone to have dedicated video RAM. You’ve only seen that on desktops and laptops up until now. The teaser also confirms 4G LTE connectivity.

Vivo seem keen on giving their buyers complete multimedia entertainment, whether it be a high-end audio chip, good camera, or, as it turns out now, dedicated video memory. As for the chipset, word is that it could be a MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 deca-core SoC, but there’s no confirmation yet. Here’s hoping Vivo don’t stop with the X6 teasing anytime soon!

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72 Comments

  1. Rob
    November 5, 2015

    Been watching this all week, 4mm thickness, 4000mah battery, 21mp IMX300 camera, 12mp front camera, hifi audio, 6″ 2k AMOLED display (all allegedly), what’s not to like apart from the vivo price, I really am looking forward to this and it makes you wonder what delights they have in store for their flagship xplay 5s!

    • Simon
      November 5, 2015

      Which is supposed to be more flagship this or the xplay 5s ?

      • Rob
        November 5, 2015

        The xplay is their flagship range, the 5s will almost certainly have an sd820, 4k screen and even better audio, since this is a high end phone (not flagship) then what do they have planned for that? Going to be even more exciting and expensive ?

        • Dante
          November 5, 2015

          excpect 7-800 dollar prices st resselers from china at first if we will be lucky 600

          • Rob
            November 5, 2015

            I’m trying not to think about the price, I’ve started a “Christmas phone fund” so hoping the season of good will is generous!

            • Luis Martinez
              November 5, 2015

              I’ll be purchasing this Phone as long as it gives me atleast hspa+

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              November 5, 2015

              even $100 phone will give you HSPA+…That’s 3.5G

            • Luis Martinez
              November 5, 2015

              Vivo doesn’t sell their phones for $100.

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              November 6, 2015

              I know that, I just said that even $100 phone can provide HSPA+ connection.

            • Luis Martinez
              November 6, 2015

              Not every phone is equal to a Vivo phone

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              November 7, 2015

              lol you’re a real fan of this oem dude. 🙂

            • Luis Martinez
              November 7, 2015

              Yeah I really am.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 8, 2015

              but vivo are CRIMINALLY expensive !

            • Luis Martinez
              November 8, 2015

              Yeah. I agree. Thankfully I have spending money always at aside for my gadgets.

            • Rob
              November 5, 2015

              Fingers crossed as that cup will need to be full to purchase this phone!

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          November 5, 2015

          4k screen?! lol I would never understand the need of having more than 1080p on a 5-6″ screen… Not really practical, the only job it’s doing is to drain the battery. Oh I almost forgot – if you buy a 4k phone you now can never stop telling your friends how much better is your phone all day long 24/7/365

          • Rob
            November 5, 2015

            Well Sony have already done it on a 5.5″ screen, where it will be noticeable is with VR headsets.

            • Joel Adames
              November 6, 2015

              i will be guessing this as hipe. as those spec´s won´t fit in that 4mm body they claim even less a 4000mah. anyways what ever battery it ends up with will be suffering from such a strech of spec´s. i do want to see something amasing from then but there is too much beeing offered at this point from them maybe they migth take their sweet time to deliver until technologie allow them to acheive it. 4mm ? thats really thigh.

            • Rob
              November 6, 2015

              Well if anyone can do it then it will be Vivo, they won’t release it till they’re happy as they have often delayed releases. I just wonder if some of these teasers are for the xplay 5s and they are actually teasing specs for both phones. After all if all this tech was packed into a single handset it would be insane!

    • November 5, 2015

      Totally in agreement with you @Rob.

      • Rob
        November 5, 2015

        You have to admire vivo as unlike other manufacturers who make phones down to a price to compete, with specs that don’t always add up or areas that have seen obvious cost cutting, they make stunning phones with cutting edge tech and superb build quality. All this has seen them carve out a niche section of the market that works for them, like anything in life if you want the best..

        • MaxPower
          November 5, 2015

          in China Vivo does better than Samsung

          …just sayin’

          • Rob
            November 5, 2015

            Exactly my point.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            November 8, 2015

            but still expensive 🙁

            • MaxPower
              November 8, 2015

              oh yeah.
              i can barely afford one of their empty boxes.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 8, 2015

              AHAHA !

            • Rob
              November 8, 2015

              Totally, but I’m done with cheap phones that keep breaking. Will treat myself to a quality device as it’s cheaper than a new phone every 6 months and what a quality handset would cost here in the UK.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 8, 2015

      vivo price 🙁

  2. Peleg M
    November 5, 2015

    I’ve been waiting for something to come up from Vivo. It seems really revolutionary, they sure know to surprise every time. Can’t wait..

  3. MozilaIP
    November 5, 2015

    But the article describes SHARED memory, not DEDICATED. Are there some proofs of this strange development?

  4. November 5, 2015

    Point of correction Yash, what you are talking about in the article is called SHARED MEMORY and not DEDICATED MEMORY. If its dedicated, then the 4GB RAM wil be intact plus an additional 1GB of VRAM for the graphics. The shared memory tech is infact what smartphones have been using since their advent.

    So, this is not at all a spectacular news. If what you wrote really is the truth, then the OS and apps will only have access to 3GB of RAM which will make the phone to be as good as any other phone out there with 3GB of RAM (and not 4GB). Besides…

    A SMARTPHONE DOES NOT HAVE ANY NEED FOR 1GB OF DEDICATED VRAM.

    Even laptops and desktops with 256MB to 512MB of dedicated work pretty well unless when you play graphic demanding games (and we all know that PC games are MUCH MORE graphics demanding than their mobile counterparts). If at all, they should start with 128MB dedicated/shared memory.

    To me, this is plain marketing hype and a bunch of gibberish.

    • Student
      November 5, 2015

      Majority of the article writers on this blog are not even Chinese or even know anything about phones. All they do is google translate Chinese articles and rewrite them, and it becomes quite noticeable as you frequent this site on a daily basis.

  5. Rob
    November 5, 2015

    Been watching this all week, 4mm thickness, 4000mah battery, 21mp IMX300 camera, 12mp front camera, hifi audio, 6″ 2k AMOLED display (all allegedly), what’s not to like apart from the vivo price, I really am looking forward to this and it makes you wonder what delights they have in store for their flagship xplay 5s!

    • Guest
      November 5, 2015

      Which is supposed to be more flagship this or the xplay 5s ?

    • Mobyspace
      November 5, 2015

      Totally in agreement with you @Rob.

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      The xplay is their flagship range, the 5s will almost certainly have an sd820, 4k screen and even better audio, since this is a high end phone (not flagship) then what do they have planned for that? Going to be even more exciting and expensive 😰

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      You have to admire vivo as unlike other manufacturers who make phones down to a price to compete, with specs that don’t always add up or areas that have seen obvious cost cutting, they make stunning phones with cutting edge tech and superb build quality. All this has seen them carve out a niche section of the market that works for them, like anything in life if you want the best..

    • Dante
      November 5, 2015

      excpect 7-800 dollar prices st resselers from china at first if we will be lucky 600

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      I’m trying not to think about the price, I’ve started a “Christmas phone fund” so hoping the season of good will is generous!

    • Dante
      November 5, 2015

      hope you dont end like this

    • MaxPower
      November 5, 2015

      in China Vivo does better than Samsung

      …just sayin’

    • Luis Martinez
      November 5, 2015

      I’ll be purchasing this Phone as long as it gives me atleast hspa+

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      November 5, 2015

      4k screen?! lol I would never understand the need of having more than 1080p on a 5-6″ screen… Not really practical, the only job it’s doing is to drain the battery. Oh I almost forgot – if you buy a 4k phone you now can never stop telling your friends how much better is your phone all day long 24/7/365

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      November 5, 2015

      even $100 phone will give you HSPA+…That’s 3.5G

    • Luis Martinez
      November 5, 2015

      Vivo doesn’t sell their phones for $100.

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      Well Sony have already done it on a 5.5″ screen, where it will be noticeable is with VR headsets.

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      Exactly my point.

    • Rob
      November 5, 2015

      Fingers crossed as that cup will need to be full to purchase this phone!

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      November 6, 2015

      I know that, I just said that even $100 phone can provide HSPA+ connection.

    • Joel Adames
      November 6, 2015

      i will be guessing this as hipe. as those spec´s won´t fit in that 4mm body they claim even less a 4000mah. anyways what ever battery it ends up with will be suffering from such a strech of spec´s. i do want to see something amasing from then but there is too much beeing offered at this point from them maybe they migth take their sweet time to deliver until technologie allow them to acheive it. 4mm ? thats really thigh.

    • Rob
      November 6, 2015

      Well if anyone can do it then it will be Vivo, they won’t release it till they’re happy as they have often delayed releases. I just wonder if some of these teasers are for the xplay 5s and they are actually teasing specs for both phones. After all if all this tech was packed into a single handset it would be insane!

    • Luis Martinez
      November 6, 2015

      Not every phone is equal to a Vivo phone

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      November 7, 2015

      lol you’re a real fan of this oem dude. 🙂

    • Luis Martinez
      November 7, 2015

      Yeah I really am.

    • Guest
      November 8, 2015

      vivo price 🙁

    • Guest
      November 8, 2015

      but still expensive 🙁

    • Guest
      November 8, 2015

      but vivo are CRIMINALLY expensive !

    • MaxPower
      November 8, 2015

      oh yeah.
      i can barely afford one of their empty boxes.

    • Guest
      November 8, 2015

      AHAHA !

    • Luis Martinez
      November 8, 2015

      Yeah. I agree. Thankfully I have spending money always at aside for my gadgets.

    • Rob
      November 8, 2015

      Totally, but I’m done with cheap phones that keep breaking. Will treat myself to a quality device as it’s cheaper than a new phone every 6 months and what a quality handset would cost here in the UK.

  6. Peleg M
    November 5, 2015

    I’ve been waiting for something to come up from Vivo. It seems really revolutionary, they sure know to surprise every time. Can’t wait..

  7. Dis
    November 5, 2015

    I could swear the G2 had dedicated VRAM.

  8. MozilaIP
    November 5, 2015

    But the article describes SHARED memory, not DEDICATED. Are there some proofs of this strange development?

  9. Michael Ogbonnaya
    November 5, 2015

    Point of correction Yash, what you are talking about in the article is called SHARED MEMORY and not DEDICATED MEMORY. If its dedicated, then the 4GB RAM wil be intact plus an additional 1GB of VRAM for the graphics. The shared memory tech is infact what smartphones have been using since their advent.

    So, this is not at all a spectacular news. If what you wrote really is the truth, then the OS and apps will only have access to 3GB of RAM which will make the phone to be as good as any other phone out there with 3GB of RAM (and not 4GB). Besides…

    A SMARTPHONE DOES NOT HAVE ANY NEED FOR 1GB OF DEDICATED VRAM.

    Even laptops and desktops with 256MB to 512MB of dedicated work pretty well unless when you play graphic demanding games (and we all know that PC games are MUCH MORE graphics demanding than their mobile counterparts). If at all, they should start with 128MB dedicated/shared memory.

    To me, this is plain marketing hype and a bunch of gibberish.

    • Guest
      November 5, 2015

      Majority of the article writers on this blog are not even Chinese or even know anything about phones. All they do is google translate Chinese articles and rewrite them, and it becomes quite noticeable as you frequent this site on a daily basis.

  10. Dis
    November 5, 2015

    I could swear the G2 had dedicated VRAM.

  11. Aeonia
    November 6, 2015

    Dark days ahead…

  12. Boni M.
    November 6, 2015

    Dark days ahead…

  13. November 7, 2015

    Honestly i think it’s a ly again lie the two previews leak of Xplay 5S and i think if it’s trues the xplay new generation name is going to be Xplay X6

  14. Chris
    November 7, 2015

    Honestly i think it’s a ly again lie the two previews leak of Xplay 5S and i think if it’s trues the xplay new generation name is going to be Xplay X6