While most of the major smartphone manufacturers are attracting consumers by highlighting the camera, screen size or battery life of their devices one company is targetting a different niche. BBK, a Chinese company also known as Oppo, plans to lure in ll audiophiles. In a time here portable media players are becoming obsolete BBK recently released in China the Vivo X1.
What makes the Vivo X1 unique from other smartphones is that it uses a Cirrus Logic’s CS4398 Digital-analog converter which is usually reserved for high end audio equipment. This makes the device reproduce a better quality of sound. Those who want to get this model will be able to choose from three different earhpones namely Beyerdynamic MMX 71IE, AKG K420 or Senheisser CX215.
BBK Vivo X1 Technical Specifications
- Display: 4.7 inch 96×540 IPS
- OS: Android Jelly Bean
- Processor: MediaTek MT6577T1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9
- RAM: 1 GB
- Storage: 16 GB internal
- Camera: 8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front
- Battery: 2000 mAh non removable
One other feature this model boasts is that it is currently the world’s thinnest phone. It’s 6.5 mm thin body is quite impressive considering it’s hardware specs.
Audiophile will definitly love using this model although the lack of expandable storage might be a turn off. Those who have FLAC music files will find the 16 GB of internal storage a bit small. You can however use a microSD card up to 32 GB to expand your storage space.
The Vivo X1 is currently selling in China for around $400. BBk has also announced that as early as now they are already working on a new smartphone that wil come with even more powerful specifcations also aimed at Audiophiles. The company says that the upcoming device will have a quad core processor and will be able to handle 1080p resolutions.