Vivo Xplay7 New Leak Reveals Snapdragon 855 SoC, 10GB RAM, Tentative Launch Date; Full Details Here

A new leak suggests the Vivo Xplay 7 with Snapdragon 855 SoC and 10GB of RAM will be announced in China before the end of this year.

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A few weeks back, leaksters in China had claimed that Vivo would release the world’s first smartphone with 10GB of RAM later this year, followed by its sister brand OPPO. According to a new leak on Weibo, the world’s first smartphone to feature 10GB of RAM will be the Vivo Xplay 7. In addition to 10GB of RAM, the Xplay 7 could also be Vivo’s first device to run on Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship mobile SoC.

Vivo Xplay 7: Vivo’s First Smartphone to Pack 10GB of RAM?

The new leak out of China suggests the Vivo Xplay 7 will be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood, successor to the current Snapdragon 845 mobile chipset. Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile SoC is expected to enter mass production sometime in the fourth quarter of the year and is expected to be fabricated by TSMC on its 7nm process node. Apart from offering a significant performance improvement compared to the current Snapdragon 845 chipset, the Snapdragon 855 is expected to be the first Qualcomm chipset to have a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). If leakster Roland Quandt from WinFuture is to be believed, the upcoming flagship mobile SoC will not be called the Snapdragon 855 but will instead be marketed as the Snapdragon 8150.

Complementing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset on the Vivo Xplay 7 will be a whopping 10GB of RAM. While 10GB of RAM on a smartphone certainly sounds great, we are not very sure if end users will actually notice any significant improvement in multitasking. As we have seen on a few devices featuring 8GB of RAM, it is more important for OEMs to optimize the RAM management instead of just adding more RAM. Apart from being equipped with 10GB of RAM, the Vivo Xplay 7 is also rumored to be among the first smartphones to utilize Sony’s new IMX586 stacked CMOS image sensor with an effective resolution of 48 megapixels. The new sensor has an ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8um, which makes it possible to pack 48 effective megapixels onto a 1/2-type module. Sony claims the IMX586 sensor has four times greater dynamic range than its previous smartphone sensors. The sensor also adopts a Quad Bayer color filter array for high sensitivity as well as high resolution.

In terms of storage, the Vivo Xplay 7 is expected to ship with a massive 512GB of onboard storage. However, it is not yet clear if the smartphone will be available in a single memory configuration or a slightly more affordable variant with lower RAM and onboard storage will be on offer as well. Unsurprisingly, the Xplay 7 is rumored to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, likely a fourth-generation module. In addition to an in-display fingerprint sensor, the smartphone could also come with TOF 3D sensing technology that is claimed to capture 10 times as many sensor points as Face ID on the iPhone X.

Vivo Xplay 7: Tipped to Go Official in December This Year

According to the latest leak, Vivo will be introducing the Xplay 7 in the last week of December. It is expected to go on sale in China starting early January next year. Since Vivo has started focusing on the high-end smartphone segment in India lately, we do expect the Xplay 7 to be launched in India a few weeks after its debut in China.

Vivo Xplay 7: Rumored Pricing

The Vivo Xplay 7 is rumored to be priced at 4,998 yuan, which translates to Rs.51,300 based on the current exchange rate. That’s actually not very high when considering the extremely impressive rumored hardware specifications of the smartphone.

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