Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo plans to surpass all smartphones in performance with the X6 — its next flagship phone. The company teased even more of the device’s features on Weibo in mid November.
Vivo said that the X6 will be “faster than the iPhone,”which seems possible, based on the rumored specs. The X6 will supposedly pack MediaTek’s deca-core Helio X20 processor, 4GB of RAM, and an additional 1GB of RAM for graphics. Other rumored specs include a 4,000mAh battery and 21-megapixel Sony camera.
The 4GB of RAM has already been confirmed by the company, alongside a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone for mobile payments. Vivo also confirmed that the X6 will be made of 98 percent metal, and will come in silver, gold, and rose gold — black and grey might also be added to that list.
To prove the Vivo X6 offers better performance than the iPhone 6S, the company released a video showing various app loading times on both devices. The X6 seems to match or surpass the iPhone 6S in most cases, though it is hard to tell the condition and age of the two devices and how that affects performance.
We still don’t know the screen size for the Vivo X6, with rumors varying between 5.2-inch and 6-inch. The X6 display will apparently support “Force Touch,” the term Apple coined with the Apple Watch, before using the term 3D Touch for its iPhone 6S line. Vivo has not mentioned which version of Android the X6 is running.
The price for the X6 is another unknown, though if it’s in the same price range as the rest of the company’s high-end devices, it’ll cost between $300 and $450. The X6 will launch on December 16, just in time for the holiday season.
It is unlikely that the Vivo X6 will arrive in the United States, considering Vivo’s lack of interest for the U.S. market in the past. European customers might find it available at some retailers like Amazon and Gearbest, which tend to stock international editions of Chinese smartphones.
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