Just when things were starting to settle down, out comes Vivo with a news that totally blows the minds of smartphone enthusiasts. Before jumping into the details, let me tell you as to why people around the world are so hyped about this phone. At the beginning of this year, we started seeing mobile phones with dual rear cameras. The extra camera being meant for enhanced quality video recording. But Vivo wasn’t content with only 2 cameras. They cranked it up a notch and the new Vivo Xplay 7 comes packed with 3 rear cameras. The news was released on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and has taken the world by surprise since then. The device hasn’t been released yet, and is rumored to make its debut sometime in December 2017 - February of 2018; we are not yet sure.
The details are yet to be validated and may change at the time of release. Nothing is set in stone and keep in mind that this is just a brief overview. The Xplay 7 will come with a slim metal unibody design which will also contain a dust and water repellent. The device will also sport a QHD Super AMOLED 5.7 inch 2.5D curved laminated display. It will also support the 2K resolution (1440 x 2560p) and will probably have a pixel density, somewhere between 475 to 515 ppi. On top of that, the on screen finger detection sensor is something almost every sci-fi fan is looking forward to. We will just have to wait and see if it succeeds in living up to the potential of its pre-launch specifications.
The Blog only showed details about the camera and the design. It also talked about the specs but no benchmark scores were released. Under the hood, the Vivo Xplay 7 is said to rock a 0cta-core Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 processor, clocked at 2.45GHz and will be powered by 6GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 835 is the fastest processor out there and provided it is properly optimized with the Adreno 540(which is also the latest graphics processor), the device shouldn’t have any problem yielding a score in the 90K+ range. Four of the cores will be clocked at 2.45GHz and the rest at 1.9GHz for better battery management. The device looks promising but nothing can be concluded unless it is put through the benchmark tests. Also, 6GB of RAM is a bit overkill and it will be a challenge for the device to put all of it to good use.
In terms of internal storage, the Xplay 7 offers 128 GB of memory, with no external memory card support. In order to maximize the performance, many devices curb out the memory card slot but, many still prefer it.
This is where the Xplay 7 truly shines. It is the world’s first device to sport three rear cameras. One of them being a 16 Megapixel and the rest is a set of TWO 13 Megapixel shooters. The front part also comes with 2 camera sensors, of which one is said to be a 20 Megapixel and the other an 8 Megapixel one (that may very well change in the near future). Video recording is supported up to a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160@30fps. The front camera also supports full HD recording at 30fps. Everyone around the world is however excited about the rear combination. Mobile photography is evolving by the day, and people are anxious as to know what this new triple camera combination will be bringing to the table. The smartphone race has hit another milestone with the new and innovative Vivo Xplay 7.
This is the only part where Vivo shows signs of weakness. The Xplay 7 sports a 3500mAh battery which may not be less, but it also isn’t much. Smartphones nowadays are powered by over 4000mAh batteries and 3.5 in a flagship just looks bad. On top of that, the 5.7-inch screen along with the Snapdragon demands a lot of power and let’s forget those photos taken by the three rear sensors. The device seems to have potential but may fail to live up to it just because it hasn’t enough power to support it.
Final verdicts are based on speculations and not to be taken seriously since they may change during the official launch.