vivo V27 5G visits Geekbench with 12GB RAM, unknown MediaTek chipset
In November last year, a leak talked about vivo launching V27 and V27 Pro in India this month. Today, the V27 would have appeared in the online Geekbench database, and therefore seems to bolster the credibility of this past information, since prototypes are usually tested closer to their official introductions.
The phone that used Geekbench has model number V2246 and runs Android 13, unsurprisingly. Perhaps a little more surprising is the fact that it has 12GB of RAM, something you don’t often see on a mid-ranger. The chipset is not listed, but due to the Mali-G610MC4 GPU it uses, it is most likely an unknown part of MediaTek. As you can see, the prototype managed a single-core score of 845 and a multi-core score of 2,217.
According to new rumors, the V27 will get a 4G version and a 5G version, while the V27 Pro will only be offered with 5G. The V27e 5G is expected to join all of these later, and the naming implies it should be the cheapest 5G option of the bunch.
The vivo V27 5G may have some similarities with the S16 5G which was launched in China in December. While that may turn out to be true, if the V27 5G is equipped with a MediaTek SoC, it can’t just be an exercise in rebranding, as the S16 is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870.