Vivo Xplay 3S could be worlds first 2K (2560 x 1440px) phone, also packs 4G LTE


Vivo are full of surprises today! Earlier we learned that their new phone would be named the Vivo Xplay 3S and now we have discovered it will pack an amazing 2560 x 1440 resolution display!

Vivo are up to something special with their new flagship phone. Earlier today they announced via Weibo that the new phone will be so advanced they have decided to skip naming it the Xplay 2 and go right to Xplay 3S, and now more details have emerged related to the specification.

From the above images posted on Weibo, we can see that the Vivo Xplay 3S will not only be equipped with 4G LTE, and a 2.3Ghz processor (probably a Snapdragon 800) but may well also me the world’s first smartphone to have a resolution of 2560 x 1440!

This year has been flooded with 1080 phones which already offer amazing visuals and crisp images, are we already in need of 2K phones? Or is this just overkill for a smartphone?

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14 Comments

  1. meizufan
    October 16, 2013

    ZTE Z7 also will have same specifications . So maybe won’t be the world’s first smartphone to have a resolution of 2560 x 1440

    • October 16, 2013

      Wonder who will be first ?

      • ronald johnson
        October 17, 2013

        hey andy do you think the new os on xplay 3s looks like oppo color os

        • October 17, 2013

          Yep 🙂 The two companies are related though so it is not that surprising.

    • October 17, 2013

      What’s your source for the resolution of the Z7, @Meizufan ?

  2. Allanitomwesh
    October 16, 2013

    That resolution is pointless on a small display. 500+ppi is not discernible by the human eye,so it would be better on a tablet.

    • October 17, 2013

      I appreciate how people feel 300dpi is sufficient at normal phone viewing distance for the legibility of the Latin script, but can anyone tell me whether the Chinese or Arabic scripts and all their glyphs would benefit from 500dpi?

  3. Robin
    October 16, 2013

    Oh, I’m just waiting for the first Chinese phone with 16 cores, 4k resolution and a jacuzzi, I mean hell I wanna sit in a jacuzzi when waiting at the bus stop.

    Let’s just hope some of these companies will ruin themselves by making shit phones with unnecessary features so others will learn from them 🙂 Or they just get a big blow and learn from themselves.

    • October 16, 2013

      You forgot a coffee machine 🙂

  4. hvn
    October 16, 2013

    i have the xplay and the display is already good enough…

  5. murray
    October 16, 2013

    i have a 5″ 1080 phone and i have very good eye sight ,no way do we need higher resolution , why not improve the 1080 screens with better colour settings and brightness , we will always see better proccesing power but screen resolution at this size is just stupid.

  6. Greg
    October 16, 2013

    Once again manufacturers are pushing boundaries for bragging rights without making sure that each hardware component is matched. This will just put an unnecessary strain on the GPU and eat battery. I borrowed a Samsung Galaxy S4 recently and it didn’t really feel any quicker than my Note 2, especially when connected to a TV via MHL, at which point it has to output a full HD image twice – the snapdagon 600 just wasn’t up to it. I’d honestly rather have a narrow 5 inch phone with a great 720p display, DDR3 RAM, decent memory bandwith throughout the platform and a handset that flies no matter what I throw at it…

    • October 16, 2013

      Chinese companies feel that they have to make huge leaps like this to ensure they stay in the game. I agree though that much resolution really isn’t needed.

  7. October 16, 2013

    even the adreno 330 will sweat at any openl 3.0 game with that PPI…