Vivo has officially revealed two brand new smartphones this week that are set to hit the market at the beginning of this month – the vivo X6 and X6Plus.
Bringing in a design not all that dissimilar than the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, these two new Vivo handsets might not be the most original, but they do bring a spec sheet worth picking up and could be headed to the UK in the near future.
The smaller offering from Vivo is that of the X6, but it’s not exactly tiny, rocking a 5.2” Super AMOLED screen. That makes it bigger than the standard iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy S6, both of which are considered top-end flagships.
However, a big screen doesn’t always mean a big performance, but the 1080p resolution sported by the X6 doesn’t disappoint, and actually kicks off quite an interesting spec sheet overall.
A MediaTek MT6752 chipset is one of the better you can find on the market, whilst 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory also make for good reading. You can even add to that storage by cramming a MicroSD card into the dual SIM slot, should you not need the extra SIM of course.
A 2,400mAh battery makes its way onto the back, along with a fingerprint scanner, but we’re yet to see whether a screen this size can manage with such a trimmed battery. Camera duties are tackled by a 13 megapixel and an 8 megapixel set of lenses, on the front and back respectively.
The X6 starts at just £260 SIM-free if the company takes into account the current conversion rate from China, although it might jump up in price if it makes its way over here.
Want something a bit bigger? Then you should try the Vivo X6Plus, which like its name suggests, comes in a bit larger. Boasting a 5.7” Super AMOLED screen with the same 1080p resolution is plenty big enough for all kinds of tasks, and it’s not too thick either at 6.6mm.
The very same chipset and processor are included in the X6Plus, so if you were after faster speeds you’ll be disappointed. However, if you want some extra storage space, Vivo are doubling it for the larger device – up to 64GB out of the box, once again with that MicroSD expansion, should you need it.
The fingerprint scanner and camera duo also make the cut once again, bringing the same qualities as on the smaller phone just with a larger chassis. There is a battery change however, growing to 3000mAh on the X6Plus, to account for the extra half an inch on the display.
You are having to pay a premium for the extra real estate on the display however, pricing the X6Plus at £330 SIM-free.
Both Vivo phones are set to go on sale on December 7th over in China, so you will be able to import the devices from then, although both could eventually make it to the UK on general sale in the New Year…
Written by Luke Hatfield