Vivo Might Just Be Launching A New Monster SmartPhone With 4K Display & Crazy Specs
Stephan Jukic – February 1, 2018
Vivo’s newest confirmed smartphone is already unique in at least one cool way: It offers up the world’s first in-screen fingerprint scanner for a phone. This is the Vivo X20 Plus UD phone But it might soon get seriously one-upped by something much more impressive from this company.
According to more or less substantial rumors, Vivo wants to absolutely push the bounds of what’s reasonable for the smartphone market with the soon-to-come release of a new smartphone called the Xplay 7, which will offer up specs you’ve never before seen in a mobile device.
The so-called Xplay 7 is being heavily teased as the flagship Vivo phone of 2018 and according to the Chinese website Wiebo, it’s going to feature truly heavy-duty hardware in the form of a 10GB RAM, A full 4K ultra HD display and as many as 512GB of internal storage (with a more “conservative” 256GB version also coming out). It will of course also feature the same new fingerprint scanning technology as the existing X20 phone that’s Vivo’s current flagship. We’re also going to assume here that if the Xplay 7 emerges and does feature 4K display, it will also come with one nice little 4K video camera as well.
If the rumors are at all true, the Xplay 7 will easily be one of the world’s most powerful consumer market smartphones and one of the first ever made to feature either a 10GB RAM or such a monstrous 512GB internal storage.
One other cool and oddly precise rumor about the phone is a screen-to-body ratio of 92.9%, meaning that this phone will squeeze the absolute most it possibly can for display space on its body.
So far, the most impressive phones on the current consumer market are the OnePlus 5T and the Razer phone, both of which offer huge 8GB RAM capacities. Neither of these quite matches the rumored Vivo phone on storage or RAM though and while we’re skeptical here, the release of the Xplay 7 would be pretty damn cool. Even if its RAM and storage specs don’t pan out, we’d at least love to see the 4K display appear. So far only a couple of phones (mainly Sony models) on the market offer this. And while you might realistically argue that so much resolution is totally pointless on something as tiny as a phone display, some consumers just love their extra pixels for their own sake. That’s a good enough reason for UHD resolution in our book.
If the Vivo Xplay 7 ends up being a real thing, we’re hoping to see it announced at the Mobile World Congress in February. We’ll be watching and report on this if it expands beyond mere internet whispering.