The new Vivo X5 Pro was officially unveiled at an event held in Beijing on Wednesday.
The Vivo X5 Pro is the latest handset from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer which boasts, on paper at least, an impressive range of specs and interesting features and follows on from the Vivo X5 Max, which was released earlier this year.
The Vivo X5 Pro has a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED full HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 with 2.5D glass.
Under the hood the X5 Pro includes a 1.7GHz, 64 bit Snapdragon 615 processor with an octa core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, all of which is housed inside a slim and stylish aluminium chassis.
With regards to cameras, technically speaking, the Vivo X5 Pro boasts the world’s most powerful front facing camera. Whilst this is true to an extent, the front facing camera actually only has 8MP but by using a bit of interpolation jiggery pokery it is capable of capturing images of up to 32MP in terms of resolution. The front facing camera also includes iris recognition for improved security when accessing the device. The X5 Pro has a 13MP snapper on the rear.
Prior to its official unveiling, the Vivo X5 Pro was rumoured to include a massive 4,150 mAh battery, the reality is that it only includes a 2,300 mAh battery, which being only half as powerful as anticipated isn’t nearly as exciting.
Other features of note are the dual sim functionality and that the phone is 4G LTE ready. It will also be shipped with Vivo’s FunTouch 2.1 OS, which is based around Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Vivo X5 Pro will be available in China early next month but we are yet to get official confirmation on when the device will be available in Thailand. As for pricing, the Vivo X5 Pro will cost in the region of US$440, just under 15,000 THB.
Along with the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi and Huawei, Vivo are just one of an increasing number of Chinese smartphone brands who are trying to firmly establish themselves in Thailand.
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