Vivo Xplay 5, world’s first 6GB RAM phone officially announced


A while back, we profiled some specifications of the Vivo Xplay5, the main attention grabber is its monstrous 6GB RAM. Now we have the full specification of the device as announced by Vivo, the devices availability and pricing is also available.

The Vivo Xplay5 comes in two variants, one ships with 6GB RAM on the inside and the other ships with 4GB RAM. This obviously makes the 6GB RAM variant more high-end than the other. The 6GB RAM variant is called the VivoXplay 5 ‘Elite edition’ while the 4GB RAM variant called the VivoXplay 5 ‘flagship edition’.

The Vivo Xpaly 5 ‘Elite edition’ is the record breaker of the two variants, it comes with a 6GB RAM, a 128GB internal storage, the latest SnapDragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, a fingerprint scanner, a 3,600 mAh battery, that is enabled with fast charging, Hi-Fi 3.0 dual stereo speakers and USB Type-C.

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On the surface, the Xplay 5 ‘Elite edition’ sports a metal unibody design, a 5.43-inch QHD dual-edge Super AMOLED display with curved edges, a finger print scanner, a 16MP camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash is attached to the devices back and a 8MP camera on the front for selfie, video calling and other possible functions. For connectivity, Vivo Xplay 5 supports 4G network and below, and has a dual SIM card slot. Vivo Xplay 5 ‘Elite edition’ will run on Android 5.1; this should be upgradable to the more recent Android 6.0.


On the other hand, the Vivo Xplay 5 ‘Flagship edition’ comes differs from the ‘Elite edition’ in RAM size and processor power. The Xplay 5 ‘flagship edition’ is powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC matched with 4GB of RAM; which is also great comparing this device with 2016 flagships.

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As for the price and availability of both variants, the Elite edition comes in with a $655 (over a N100,000) price tag while the Flagship edition carries a $565 (over a N100,00). The sales of both devices will begin on March 8th in China, when it will be available in other markets other than China is still unknown but you can expect such details to come along soon. However, this device can be ordered from China here in Nigeria; this based on my experience in buying devices that has being released in Nigeria.

What is your thought on this device? will it give Samsung and LG a run for their money? Share via the comment box.

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Ifeanyi Joseph

Ifeanyi Okondu is a creative writer, Java programmer, and football fan with a profound interest in technology. He spends most of his time reading, discussing, and writing about technology and how man’s brainchild is shaping the world. When he is not crafting engaging content, you may find him either watching YouTube videos, a football match, reading or exercising. You can connect with him on Facebook @


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