Vivo announces X6 and X6 Plus with slightly underwhelming specs

Vivo's new flagships look top of the line, but lack the rumored super-specs

Chinese mobile startup Vivo has announced two smartphones at the Beijing National Aquatics Center earlier today, the X6 and X6 Plus.

The X6 and X6 Plus don’t have too many differences, as both feature a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor — a mid-range processor comparable to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615. Alongside the mid-range processor sits 4GB of RAM, with Mali T760 graphics.

The X6 comes with 32GB of internal storage and a 2,400mAh battery, while the X6 Plus pushes ahead with 64GB of storage and a 3,000mAh battery. The X6 has a 5.2-inch panel and the X6 Plus has a 5.7-inch panel. Both phones have full HD Super AMOLED displays — Samsung’s own brand of AMOLED.

The cameras for the two devices are both the same — 13-megapixels on the back and 8-megapixels on the front with f/2.2 aperture. Both have microSD, 4G LTE, and dual-SIM support. Vivo has added a fingerprint sensor which it claims works 360 degrees and can unlock a phone in 0.4 seconds. We will have to wait and see if it holds up to Apple’s superfast Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 6S.

Similar to the company’s previous smartphones, the X6 Plus takes advantage of some high quality audio tech. It has Yamaha YSS-205X Hi-Fi audio on board, but sadly no front-facing speakers.

Both phones will run Vivo’s Funtouch OS on top of Android 5.1. Vivo has not indicated when the phones will be upgraded to Android 6.0.

The X6 and X6 Plus come in three colors; silver, gold, and rose gold. The X6 is available for around $400 retail in China, while the X6 Plus will cost $500 — Vivo has not said if the phones will be available in the U.S. or Europe.

Overall, the phones look like decent competitors in the Chinese market with a slick iPhone-like design, but earlier rumors leave us feeling a little underwhelmed by the end product, check the next page to see why.

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