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Allview Soul X5 Pro: the 6.2-inch smartphone that understands you is finally here

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Allview Soul X5 Pro is said to be able to understand you and projects you into a world where you can be exactly the way you want to be, and it gets you. Sounds like a soul mate?

But before we begin, I’m sure that many of us have not heard of the brand name Allview. The company hails from Romania, having founded back in 2002 and is known for producing electronic stuff like television and DVD players. That was back then, now they are advancing their reach by becoming a key player within the smartphone industry in Europe.

So let’s do a quick recap of their previous X4 Soul smartphone that arrived more than a year ago:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Slim body at 154.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm (6.07 x 3.01 x 0.29 in) and light at 167.5 g (5.93 oz)
  • 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP with Sony IMX258 sensor + 5MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 13MP secondary camera with LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • DTS surround sound
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2017 release date
  • 1,699 Romanian Leu or ~ USD 399 price tag

They are doing very well indeed with the X4 Soul, as you would expect from a medium-high end smartphone for last year. With that in mind, what is in store for us this year?

                             

Here’s where the Soul X5 Pro is expected to shine even brighter this year:

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2246 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~402 ppi density
  • Full Lamination and AF Protective Coating
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF + 5MP primary camera with LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • DTS surround sound
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2018 release date
  • 329 Euro or ~ USD 385 price tag

The biggest improvement on the Soul X5 Pro is the fact that it sports a larger 6.2-inch Full HD+ screen with 19:9 visual ratio, high contrast ratio and slim display.

The delicately curved design will mirror your personality; however, you choose to be. The thin edges and harmonious mix of the design elements will fully captivate you. The display incorporates new techniques and advanced materials backed by rigorous manufacturing processes, all of which ensure protection in unpleasant situations such as scratches, shocks or drops. The device becomes durable and your new trusted friend.

Next would be the huge jump in the hardware, the Soul X5 Pro now sports the Helio P60 chipset paired with a blazingly fast octa-core processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM. The Helio P60 is a processor designed to deliver a strongly improved performance compared to previous smartphone generations, with an AnTuTu score of over 140k. Then there’s also the smart NeuroPilot core which the artificial intelligence capabilities are based on. By using the Android Neural Networks API and the Mobile-APU's multi-core processing unit, the new processor also provides support for augmented reality, facial recognition, object identification and photographic scenes.

Camera-wise, the Soul X5 Pro is able to keep up with the times with its dual 16MP+5MP primary camera setup and the 16MP selfie camera. Through Artificial Intelligence and by using the depth of field through the Bokeh function, your photos will be more precise, colourful and contrasted and you will be able to turn art into a passion! The primary camera can detect and optimise for you the photo scenes in the frame, through AI. This will adjust all parameters and take photos based on the appropriate settings to capture the perfect view.

Even for group selfies, the Soul X5 Pro will be able to identify and automatically suggest you switch to "Group Selfie" mode. Using advanced algorithms based on AI, the device will capture and process images based on which it will create the perfect panoramic selfie.

For audio junkies, you will appreciate that the Soul X5 Pro will be featuring a new D class audio amplifier with an integrated DC/DC converter with output power of up to 5W that benefits from an advanced distortion reduction system and loudspeaker protection. It is then made complete with a dedicated Acoustic Enclosure, specially designed to reproduce the entire spectrum of audio; no matter how low or powerful sounds, clear and crystalline voices, or the most complex percussion elements.

Even though the smartphone is packed with just a 3000 mAh battery, rest assured that the efficiency of memory resources, smart app management and data traffic optimization is possible thanks to the new System Manager, which reduces energy consumption by over 20%.

How many times did you happen to be driving and needed to send an urgent message or check if the route you took is the less crowded? Or call a person you are on your way to and let them know you are running late? You don’t need to put your life at risk doing all these while driving. Allview introduces AVI, the multilanguage voice assistant. Created especially for you, the AVI Voice Assistant provides unconditional help. Communicating in various languages, AVI performs different actions designed to make your life as easy as possible, so that you gain time for your passion.

Conclusion:

In short, there’s so much that the Allview Soul X5 Pro manages to offer and upgrade over its predecessor in just one year. Large 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, great protection, great look and feel, great hardware, a great dual 16MP+5MP primary camera with AI technology, great 16MP selfie camera, great sound system and an even greater personal assistant on-hand to help you out with anything. In fact, the price is so affordable that makes it a no-brainer to pick up this amazing smartphone.

Allview Soul X5 Pro had just been released in Europe and worldwide release is expected to follow suit in the coming months. It has a price tag of just 329 Euro or ~385 USD and is available only in Gold colour.

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