Vivo has extended their smartphone lineup with two new products, X7 and X7 Plus, latter being a much larger handset given the “Plus” tag. Both of the handsets are aimed at users who adore taking selfies as the Chinese manufacturer has fitted 16MP lenses up front accompanied by the MoonLight flash (Yes, we also think hardware nomenclature has taken a serious hit in recent years).


On the specifications side, the cheaper Vivo X7 flaunts a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED panel with 2.5D Curved glass and a gorgeous metal unibody design weighing at merely 151 grams. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core 64-Bit processor clocked at 1.8Ghz, Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card slot. There’s a 13MP rear shooter with an aperture of f/2.2, PDAF, and a single LED flash. The X7 features Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS v2.5.1 layered over Android Marshmallow and additionally, it comes with 4G-enabled Dual SIM support, AK 4376 audio chip, fingerprint sensor housed under the home button which is capable of unlocking the handset in about 0.2 seconds and runs on a non-removable 3000mAh battery with fast charging.


The X7 Plus, on the other hand, maintains most of the elements on X7’s spec sheet with an exception for few including a larger 5.7-inch panel with the same resolution. Instead of a 13MP rear camera, it rocks a 16MP IMX298 sensor and sports a 4000mAh battery underneath the hood with fast charging. Both of the smartphones are available in two color variants – Gold and Rose Gold because I guess black and silver are too mainstream nowadays. The X7 is priced at 2498 yuan (US$ 375 / Rs. 25,380 ) and will be available to purchase in China starting from July 7th. On the contrary, pricing for the X7 Plus will be announced on July 15th. Vivo as of now hasn’t commented on the global rollout. The devices will be competing directly with other selfie-focused handsets like Oppo’s F1 Plus.

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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.