• Vivo smartphone is held by hand to display its app features.

Vivo smartphone is held by hand to display its app features. (Photo : YouTube/ GadgetsToUse )

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is releasing a new color variant on its Xplay 6 handset. The Xplay 5 successor, launched in November 2016, will offer a Matte Black color, adding up to the initial Gold and Rose Gold colors.

Vivo announced the Vivo Xplay6 Matte Black color following the release of Vivo X9's same color variant in the Chinese market. Upon its launch last November, the Xplay 6 is offered in only two color options, the Gold and Rose Gold colors. Now, a new Matte Black color will put a more elegant and professional finish on the smartphone, ChinaTopix reported.

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The Vivo Xplay 6 brings a number of new features as Xplay 5's successor such as a dual-curved display, dual rear cameras, and an upgraded processor (Snapdragon 820). However, the pricing for the Vivo Xplay6 Matte Black colour variant is not yet released by the company although it could come with a tag similar to other color options at CNY 4,498 ($651).

For the uninitiated, the Vivo Xplay 6 features a curved display of 5.46-inch Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, The Mobile Indian reported. The smartphone is armed with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU, coupled with 6GB of RAM. It offers a 128GB of internal storage onboard.

In its optics department, the Vivo Xplay 6 comes with a dual camera setup in a 12-megapixel rear sensor that includes a dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis optical image stabilization, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, and phase detection autofocus, all of this alongside a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor perfect for selfies and video conferencing.

Up front, the handset features a fingerprint scanner embedded in its home button. The Vivo Xplay 6 also houses a hefty 4080mAh battery, coupled with support for fast charging. There is also a dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip on the Xplay 6 for improved audio quality.

The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware with Funtouch operating system 3.0. Its connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 ac, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack with a dedicated DAC and amp. The phone measures 153.8 x 73.55 x 8.4 mm and weighs 178 grams.