Last month we brought you news that Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, was working on a phone that would feature a 5.7-inch screen with an insane resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. With 1080p displays becoming a standard in high-end handsets, it was just a matter of time until some took a step further. Vivo did and the company is preparing for launch of the first smartphone ever with a Quad HD display, also known as 2k. Called Xplay 3S, the phone will go on sale in China in December and will sell for 3,699 yuan, which is about $600.
Xplay 3S with fully protected by Gorilla Glass 3
As the release date is drawing closer, the Vivo Xplay 3S was caught on camera for the first time and we have to admit that it looks classy. Its metallic-looking body allegedly sports Gorilla Glass 3 on the front as well as back suggesting a unibody design.
Last time we heard about the Xplay 3S, there were not many details to discuss except for the resolution and the rumored 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Latest report also mentions the same processor along with a number of other specs that sound equally impressive.
The Xplay 3S will be available in two versions with either 32 or 64 GB of internal memory, each model offering 3 GB of RAM. Other features include a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a dedicated audio Hi-Fi chip and dual 4G LTE support.
Such a powerhouse needs lots of juice to get your through the day, so the battery certainly will be large. However, there are some inconsistencies as to how large exactly. Some sources mention a 3,000 mAh battery, while other claim that the phone will pack a 3,400 unit.