Even though cameraphones are pretty much dead, some phone niches are alive and well, like for example the handsets destined for audiophiles. Chinese company Vivo debuted two such devices today, the Vivo X6 and Vivo X6 Plus.
They look exactly the same on the outside, but there are some changes inside. These models are available in silver, gold, or pink, with a metal chassis that looks very elegant. The Vivo X6X packs an AKM4375 32 bit DAC, while the X6S Plus packs an ES9028 DAC with Yamaha YSS-205X audio processor. Upgrading from their predecessors, these phones replace the MediaTek MT6752 chipsets with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor.
That one includes 4 powerful Cortex A72 cores and 4 Cortex A53 ones, plus the Adreno 520 GPU. The screen sizes remain at 5.2 and 5.7 inches with AMOLED panels and Full HD resolution. 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage are in the mix. LTE is also included, plus a fingerprint scanner at the back. X6S Plus has a 16 megapixel back camera with PDAF and fast focus, while the X6S packs a 13 MP shooter.
The X6S is priced at $400 and the Plus model at $470. Shipping starts on April 5th.