A post made on China’s microblogging site Weibo recently suggests Chinese smartphone maker Vivo will be introducing a new flagship smartphone later this month. The smartphone, which could be marketed as the Xplay 6, will succeed the Xplay 5 from earlier this year, which happened to be the world’s first smartphone to feature 6GB of RAM.
According to the tipster on Weibo, the Xplay 6 will feature a 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution display and is going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core 64-bit SoC. The Snapdragon 821 is basically identical to the Snapdragon 820 chipset, but features higher clocks that make it perform better in almost every benchmark. The Xplay 6 will retain the 6GB of RAM from its predecessor, along with 128GB of built-in storage.
In the camera department, the upcoming Vivo flagship will apparently feature an impressive dual-camera setup at the back, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. Battery life is expected to see some improvement as well, as the Xplay 6 is rumored to be equipped with a 4000mAh capacity battery inside, up from 3600mAh on the Xplay 5. Similar to its predecessor, the Xplay 6 is also expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Hi-Fi audio features with a dedicated DAC and amplifier.
While no specific announcement date has been rumored yet, the tipster claimed that the smartphone will be made official before the end of the month and could go on sale in China starting December.