Update 1 (May 21 at 1:25PM): The Vivo V1911A variant of the Z5x has now been certified by the 3C certification agency in China. According to the smartphone’s 3C certificate, it will be shipped with an 18W charger in the box. Apart from fast charging support, the 3C certification does not reveal any other important information regarding the upcoming Vivo smartphone.
In addition to the 3C certification, the Vivo Z5x has been listed on JD.com, revealing high-resolution press renders of the upcoming smartphone. According to the listing, the Vivo Z5x will be available in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configurations in China. Color options listed on the e-commerce platform include Extreme Night Black and Phantom Black.
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo today confirmed on Weibo that it will be launching the Z5x Android smartphone in China at an event on May 24. The launch event is set to kick off at 19:30 local time. Unfortunately, the launch poster does not reveal anything else apart from the date and time of the smartphone’s launch. However, the Vivo Z5x has been caught in the Geekbench benchmark database, revealing a few details regarding the hardware inside the phone.
Vivo Z5x to Go Official in China on May 24
An alleged image showing the battery capacity of the Vivo Z5x had been leaked online yesterday, suggesting it could pack a massive 5000mAh capacity battery. While Vivo is yet to confirm the battery capacity of the smartphone, the launch poster confirms the Z5x will arrive in China this Friday. As of now, however, there is no word on whether or not the smartphone will be launched in markets outside of China. A dedicated landing page for the upcoming smartphone has also gone live on the company’s website.
According to rumors, the smartphone will feature a 6.53-inch display with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. Despite packing a massive 5000mAh battery inside, leaks suggest it could be fairly thin at just 8mm. Under the hood, rumors had suggested it could be powered by either a Snapdragon 670 or 675 chipset. However, the smartphone’s alleged Geekbench listing suggests otherwise.
Vivo Z5x Will be Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
The Vivo V1911A Geekbench listing suggests the upcoming smartphone from Vivo will be running on a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Vivo has clubbed the powerful mid-range chipset with 8GB RAM, although it is still possible that the company will be selling a 6GB RAM variant as well. As for the benchmarking scores, Vivo Z5x achieved 1,848 points in the single-core test and 5,915 points in the multi-core test. Both these numbers are more or less on par with other smartphones powered by the same chipset. In terms of software, the Vivo Z5x will be running Android 9 Pie-based Funtouch OS 9 out of the box.