A few days ago we mentioned that Samsung might be getting ready to launch a smartphone (possibly Galaxy S5) with a 2k display. Even if it is true, Samsung’s phone won’t be the first to come with display with such resolution. Yesterday at an event in Beijing in China, Vivo announced the Xplay 3S bringing 2k display (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) to a smartphone for the first time ever.
Vivo Xplay 3S phablet with 2k display
In China the Vivo Xplay 3S will be priced at ¥3,498, which would be about $576 if the phone was on sale in the US. At this point it is unclear whether the Xplay 3X will ever make it to markets other than China, though we imagine that many pixel-hungry customers around the world are keeping their fingers crossed.
We have heard before that Vivo could be working on a 2k phone, but as usual in such cases, the margin of error is relatively large. This time, however, the rumors turned out to be true and the Xplay 3S indeed feature a 6-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display with a pixel density of 490 ppi. There is much more to the Vivo Xplay 3S than its screen, though.
The phone packs a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU paired with 3 GB of RAM. The phablet also offers 32 GB of internal memory, a massive 3,200 mAh battery, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel rear cam with f/1.8 aperture and 1080p video capture.
Other features of Vivo’s Xplay 3S worth to mention include LTE connectivity, stereo speakers, DTS sound and a fingerprint sensor on the back.