Chinese manufacturer Vivo has today launched the X6 and X6 Plus high-end phones. Both devices come with a metal housing and, it's fair to say, in terms of design have taken some inspiration from Apple's latest iPhone generation. 

The most obvious difference between the two models is screen size. The larger X6 Plus comes with a 5.7-inch 1080p AMOLED display while the standard X6 has to make do with a 5.2-inch variant. That said, at 2,400mAh the X6 also has a smaller battery than the Plus model at 3,000mAh and comes with only 32GB of internal storage instead of the larger model's 64GB. 

Both phones offer a MicroSD expansion slot and combine the same MediaTek MT6752 chipset with octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM to run the Android 5.1-based "Funtouch" operating system. On the back of the devices there is a fingerprint reader for increased security and in the sound department you get a Yamaha Hi-Fi chip and dedicated amplifier.

Despite the all-around high-end looks and components the specifications of the camera module look fairly average. The 13MP sensor comes with on-chip phase detection and is combined with an F2.2 aperture. There is no optical image stabilization on board but according to Vivo the camera operates very swiftly. It's ready to shoot in only 0.6 sec and the focus supposedly finds a lock in 0.2 sec.

Both new Vivo models launch in December and will be available in China from approximately $500 for the Plus model and $390 for the standard X6. There is no word on international pricing and availability yet.