It seems that yesterday, May 13th wasn’t a bad day after all for the smartphone market. First we got to see the first phone in the world that comes with iris scanner, more precisely the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G, a device that also let us make payments using this security technology. Its Chinese rival, Vivo it was not far behind after announcing a similar phone.



This Chinese producer announced the Vivo X5 Pro, a 5.2-inch device that offers a Full HD resolution, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB space of internal storage and a microSD card slot up to 128 GB.


We have a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 8-megapixel front-facing sensor that can shoot 32-megapixel selfies, GPS/Glonass and a Maxim MAX97220 audio amplifier. There’s a 2.300 mAh battery in the package and the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with the FunTouch custom interface applied on top.


Beside this hardware specs, we get to know that Vivo X5 Pro packs a unibody case that measures only 6.44 mm in thickness, made out of magnesium alloy. In the same time, both the display and the back of the phone are covered with 2.5D curved glass used to create a bezeless screen illusion.


Another feature brought by Vivo X5 Pro is the retina scanner, a technology that allows us to unlock the phone, log in to apps, or to confirm online payments. However, from a video unveiled by Fujitsu we found out that the eye scanning technology isn’t so easy as it seems. In order to do so, we have to align our eyes with the camera, a way that might be a little bit complex.

Getting back to Vivo X5 Pro, you must know that this phone will be priced at $443.


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