Recently, the Chinese company Vivo unveiled its new flagship smartphone in the line of Xplay Vivo Xplay 5. Of course, the phone can not be called a “full-fledged” Chinese device, because the price at it not such and small (about the cost of a more detailed talk later), but those technical characteristics that offers us the manufacturer, make us think.
As you might guess from the title, the main feature of the Vivo Xplay 5 to 6 GB of RAM. The company proudly declares that it is the world’s first phone with this amount of RAM. But just look at other characteristics, as you realize that not one “RAM” the guys from Vivo are going to lure customers to itself. Music lovers (audiophiles, to be absolutely precise) can attract a set of three ES9028 DAC and OPA1612 operational amplifiers. But that’s not all. Paired with all of the above and very interesting set of other technical characteristics. For example, in Vivo Xplay installed 5,43 inch display with Super AMOLED matrix and a resolution of 2560 on 1440 points. The screen occupies almost 70 percent of the front panel. Frame is not very thick. But the thing is that on both sides of the glass panel is slightly curved in shape. Like Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, if that. It’s sort of a trend 2016, apparently.
I think you will surprise nobody if I say that “iron heart” of this device supports Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which is paired with graphic accelerator Adreno 530 and, as I wrote in the beginning, and even paired with 6 GB of RAM. By the way, about memory. Built-in. MicroSD card slot is not. But why should I care if the drive here on 128 GB?
The main camera has a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, phase autofocus and dual led flash. You can write video up to 4K at 30 frames per second. As for the front camera, it received well-deserved 8 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.4. I don’t think in terms of photo and video capabilities is Vivo Xplay 5 will be able to compete with the flagships A-brands, but for most applications this kit will suffice with a head. The autonomy of this whole affair will be responsible battery of 3600 mAh, which is pretty good. On sale you can find a smartphone in a gray casing, in the casing of a gold and pink body. Now, that’s all the time we talked about the flagship – the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite (or Ultimate Edition). That’s just this model and will cost you $ 650. But there is also the regular version of the Vivo Xplay 5. It differs from his brother “smooth” 5.5-inch screen (the resolution is QHD), Qualcomm Snapdragon processor already 652, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The set is also quite solid, but a little easier. Because of this and the price tag here will be lower – about $ 560. The fingerprint scanner is there, and there.
Although augmented reality headset is still not entered the market, but, as shown by HoloLens from Microsoft, they can open a huge scope for entertainment and to diversify the business process. Intel has no plans to stand aside and working on its own version of the headset.
Reportedly, the device will work in tandem with 3D RealSense camera, which will track the movements of the hands, fingers and the analysis of facial expressions of the user. It is noteworthy that chipmaker no plans to make the headset under its own brand, and wants to enlist the help of other manufacturers. Also worth noting is the purchase by the Corporation at least five companies working on augmented reality technologies.
At the moment it is unknown how exactly the project works with Intel, but the situation should become clearer in August, when chipmaker will conduct an annual development forum.
Some users report that the latest beta version of WhatsApp messenger appeared long-awaited feature — share documents right inside the chat rooms. The change, apparently, is activated on the server side, but it requires the latest version of WhatsApp — Beta 2.12.493. You can download it on Trixbox. Now in the menu for sending files in chat rooms is a new button “Documents” or “Documents”. Place for her to be freed by removing the button “Video” which now together with Photos combined into a single “Camera”. Now with a brand new feature inside WhatsApp you can only share PDFs. After selecting the desired file, and send it in the chat appears the preview of the document, information about the number of pages and file size. In the settings you can set automatic download of files only when connected to Wi-Fi, to avoid wasting precious mobile data. It is expected that later in the messenger, you can send not only PDF files but also the files with other office formats. Among other things, WhatsApp 2.12.493 was slightly redesigned page with information about the contact from a group chat. She became more streamlined and “material”.