The Vivo XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition houses a Snapdragon 820 under the hood and is clad in a Aluminium-Magnesium alloy casing which apart from imparting the looks will also render a higher degree of strength for the phone. The XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition comes equipped with a 5.43-inch Super AMOLED display with 2.5D glass and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The XPlay 5 is powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 652 along with 4GB of RAM. On the storage front, both the XPlay X5 and the XPlay X5 Ultimate Edition offer 128GB of internal storage and comes backed with a 3,600mAh battery along with fast charging support. Just like most of the other smartphones, the Fingerprint sensor sits at the back and the company claims that it can unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds. Both the new smartphones retain the split screen multitasking which was first seen in the Vivo X6 and the X6 Plus. The imaging department is graced by a 16-Megapixel primary sensor and an 8-Megapixel secondary sensor.

Vivo has packed in two-audio chips, C S4398+A S45257 which are expected to work in tandem with the new XE100 headphones. The Vivo XPlay 5 and the XPlay 5 Ultimate Edition both will be running Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the FunTouch OS. On the connectivity front the devices tout a dual-SIM support, NFC, USB Type-C and Bluetooth. The Vivo XPlay 5 will be available starting from March 16 and will be priced 3698 yuan (approx $564) and the Ultimate Edition will be priced slightly higher at 4288 Yuan (approx $717).