VK World are launching $250 glasses free 3D phone


vk world discovery s1

We have seen Chinese phone makers dabble in 3D tech over the years, and as the cost of 3D tech becomes cheaper we are once again seeing an interest. One of the first for international buyers will be the VK World Discovery S1.

The VK World Discovery S1 isn’t the first glasses free 3D phone we have seen. The first I remember testing was a Zopo from years back and earlier this year PPTV released s similar device in China.

Unlike PPTV though, VK World are targeting customers not living in China, and hope that 3D is the feature that international phone users are craving to tap in to the market.

The VK Discovery S1’s main selling point is the FHD 1920 x 1080 display from LG. The panel features 3D technology that means you can watch 3D movies and view 3D content without the need for 3D glasses.

The screen works with a Parallax barriers that focuses what your left and right eyes view on the screen. Although it looks like only one image on the display is playing there are in fact two and this is what give the illusion of depth.

vk world discovery s1

While VK World are obviously proud of the fact they have a glasses free 3D phone on the market, they aren’t relying on just that one feature. Looking through the details we have for the Discovery S1 we see that the device will have a curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel, 13 mega-pixel Sony rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 3050mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

vk world discovery s1

Processing comes from a quad-core Mediatek MT6735 chipset, there will be 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory plus space for an SD card and dual SIM cards.

Pricing is set at $249.99, and that’s the international price. A similar non 3D phone would cost substantially less, having is wonder if there really is a market for such a device?

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86 Comments

  1. November 14, 2015

    Why?

  2. Rob
    November 14, 2015

    Ouch! The Take 1 has been available for some time with similar specs for less than $120, not sure who they plan to target with such basic specs at that price point.

    • Joel Adames
      November 14, 2015

      Found it many places cheap, very cheap compared to this. No point. Hang and that other one has a 2ghz SoC, just 32bits but fast anyways. For about 120-135

      • Rob
        November 14, 2015

        Yeah, when the Takee first came out last year it was selling around $1200! Been tempted to get it now its so cheap, especially with the holographic cradle purely for something different to have a play around with. Of course there’s the 3D69 or other similarly named versions for around $150, so would take any of those over this any day.

        • Steve B
          November 15, 2015

          Just don’t update the Takes (for now), recent 5.0 updates have ruined many aspects of the phone and manufacturer admits 3D best left on original OS (4.2?).

          • Rob
            November 15, 2015

            So what’s the phone actually like? Even after around 14 months on the market there is still no detailed reviews. Does the 3D work well? Does it really project the images like a hologram as claimed? Lastly whats the audio and camera like? Gizchina completely ignored this phone (no surprise since it’s not Elephone or Doogee). Just thought I could get it till something like the Vivo X6/Huawei mate 8 etc become widely available after xmas.

            • Steve B
              November 15, 2015

              From memory there’s a few decent reviews on Youtube, check S7yler and TechlineHD, possibly ITX Tutor. Hologram is just marketing, but 3D effect said to be very good. You also get quality build, great screen, gesture motions look fun, very decent Sony IMX135 camera and reasonably fast overall; basically a lot of kit for not much money. Price will probably go down further if gold model doesn’t revive sales.
              XDA has a long thread on the update situation.

            • Rob
              November 16, 2015

              Well I decided to get one to play around with until after xmas when the really good phones I’m eyeing up are released. At £62/$94 it seemed rude not to! Part of me got it purely out of curiosity and it will do as a back up phone when I (invariably) break my main phone (again) and can’t afford to keep replacing it! As you said the latest update seems to kill the phone with Takee already stating that it won’t be upgraded to lollipop (or above) which is a shame as kit kat is my favorite version of android.

            • Steve B
              November 16, 2015

              That’s a good price, cheapest I’ve seen is $99 for gold model (only) at DealsMachine. Hopefully fixes will come for the updates, at least they’re working on it. Under this new cheaper pricing structure there was talk of a second model with a 3D camera. Not sure if that is still on the cards, but that could be a very interesting phone given the other technical updates it should hopefully also receive .

            • Rob
              November 16, 2015

              The only disappointment for me is the cradle that appeared to have the 4 cameras (maybe for the holographic features) is no longer available since they launched with the much lower price point.

  3. Tremaine Underwood
    November 14, 2015

    The headline had me. I thought they were selling a $250 glasses and you get a free cellphone thrown in with them 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2015

      Me too lol

      • King
        November 14, 2015

        And me too. ?

      • Tremaine Underwood
        November 14, 2015

        Great minds think alike or is it just that English is so damn complicated ? 🙂

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    November 14, 2015

    wats with the 3d glass ?
    does it have superpowers ?

    • Airyl
      November 14, 2015

      You can summon 3D Man.

      • Yeti hand
        November 14, 2015

        LMAOOOOO

      • balcobomber25
        November 15, 2015

        Will he walk the dog and take out the trash?

        • vkworldphone
          November 16, 2015

          maybe the future

      • vkworldphone
        November 16, 2015

        of course

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          November 16, 2015

          It’s main supper power is to bring you unrealistic earnings on conto of the 3D capable screen even no one normal would look the movies on the phone. So it’s useful as the last winter snow & it can bring you only headache (if you look 3D movie contains on it).

          Stop that ridiculous self marketing if you have at least a little decency as it’s self pitiful.

    • Young
      November 15, 2015

      Are you a Nigerian?

      Your comment look like what’s from there.

      Silly comments.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 15, 2015

        u must b new around here , kid

  5. balcobomber25
    November 14, 2015

    It’s a $100 phone without 3D. No thanks.

  6. r
    November 14, 2015

    6735 with FHD display? lol nope

    • lKinder_Bueno
      November 14, 2015

      Meizu m2 note has a full HD display and it is one of the best phone for the price. Obviously this phone is overpriced

      • r
        November 14, 2015

        M2 note has 6753, not 6735

        • balcobomber25
          November 15, 2015

          There’s very little difference between the two chips they were built side by side on the same architecture with the same GPU. The only major difference is the 53 is Octacore the 35 is Quadcore. On paper the Octacore is faster but there has been much debate over whether more cores is actually that much of a benefit in Android.

          • Lazar Prodanovic
            November 16, 2015

            The MT6732 would have been a absolute winer in this SoC category (power/speed/efficiency wise) if MTK properly supported it as it didn’t. Hate my self for repeating this over & over again.

            • balcobomber25
              November 16, 2015

              Yea they pretty much killed off that and the MT6752 in favor of these two twin chips.

      • balcobomber25
        November 14, 2015

        Regular M2 uses the 35, Note has the 53. Not a whole lot of difference between the two though.

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2015

      6735 can handle FHD without issues. That’s not really an issue, the problem is this phone is not worth $249

  7. MUG3NHC
    November 14, 2015

    Why?

  8. Rob
    November 14, 2015

    Ouch! The Take 1 has been available for some time with similar specs for less than $120, not sure who they plan to target with such basic specs at that price point.

    • Joel Adames
      November 14, 2015

      Found it many places cheap, very cheap compared to this. No point. Hang and that other one has a 2ghz SoC, just 32bits but fast anyways. For about 120-135

    • Rob
      November 14, 2015

      Yeah, when the Takee first came out last year it was selling around $1200! Been tempted to get it now its so cheap, especially with the holographic cradle purely for something different to have a play around with. Of course there’s the 3D69 or other similarly named versions for around $150, so would take any of those over this any day.

    • Steve B
      November 15, 2015

      Just don’t update the Takee (for now), recent 5.0 updates have ruined many aspects of the phone and manufacturer admits 3D best left on original OS (4.2?).

    • Rob
      November 15, 2015

      So what’s the phone actually like? Even after around 14 months on the market there is still no detailed reviews. Does the 3D work well? Does it really project the images like a hologram as claimed? Lastly whats the audio and camera like? Gizchina completely ignored this phone (no surprise since it’s not Elephone or Doogee). Just thought I could get it till something like the Vivo X6/Huawei mate 8 etc become widely available after xmas.

    • Steve B
      November 15, 2015

      From memory there’s a few decent reviews on Youtube, check S7yler and TechlineHD, possibly ITX Tutor. I generally look to Youtube for reviews more and more these days.
      Hologram is just marketing, but 3D effect said to be very good. You also get quality build, great screen, gesture motions look fun, very decent Sony IMX135 camera and reasonably fast overall; basically a lot of kit for not much money. Price will probably go down further if gold model doesn’t revive sales. I’m tempted to get one just to watch the latest Mad Max on.
      XDA has a long thread on the update situation and also includes S7yler’s Youtube videos. http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/general/takee-1-review-3d-holographic-phone-t3202829

    • Rob
      November 16, 2015

      Well I decided to get one to play around with until after xmas when the really good phones I’m eyeing up are released. At £62/$94 it seemed rude not to! Part of me got it purely out of curiosity and it will do as a back up phone when I (invariably) break my main phone (again) and can’t afford to keep replacing it! As you said the latest update seems to kill the phone with Takee already stating that it won’t be upgraded to lollipop (or above) which is a shame as kit kat is my favorite version of android.

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      That’s a good price, cheapest I’ve seen is $99 for gold model (only) at DealsMachine. Hopefully fixes will come for the updates, at least they’re working on it. Under this new cheaper pricing structure there was talk of a second model with a 3D camera. Not sure if that is still on the cards, but that could be a very interesting phone given the other technical updates it should hopefully also receive .

    • Rob
      November 16, 2015

      The only disappointment for me is the cradle that appeared to have the 4 cameras (maybe for the holographic features) is no longer available since they launched with the much lower price point.

  9. Emmerson Wayne
    November 14, 2015

    Iv your looking for a cheap mobile phone and your based in the u.k have a look at my website http://www.cybermobilephones.co.uk

  10. Tremaine Underwood
    November 14, 2015

    The headline had me. I thought they were selling a pair of $250 glasses and you get a free cellphone thrown in with them 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2015

      Me too lol

    • King
      November 14, 2015

      And me too. 😬

    • Tremaine Underwood
      November 14, 2015

      Great minds think alike or is it just that English is so damn complicated ? 🙂

  11. Guest
    November 14, 2015

    wats with the 3d glass ?
    does it have superpowers ?

    • Airyl
      November 14, 2015

      You can summon 3D Man.

    • Yeti hand
      November 14, 2015

      LMAOOOOO

    • Young
      November 15, 2015

      Are you a Nigerian?

      Your comment look like what’s from there.

      Silly comments.

    • Guest
      November 15, 2015

      u must b new around here , kid

    • balcobomber25
      November 15, 2015

      Will he walk the dog and take out the trash?

    • repunzelaodi
      November 16, 2015

      of course

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      November 16, 2015

      It’s main supper power is to bring you unrealistic earnings on conto of the 3D capable screen even no one normal would look the movies on the phone. So it’s useful as the last winter snow & it can bring you only headache (if you look 3D movie contents on it).

      Stop that ridiculous self marketing if you have at least a little decency as it’s self pitiful.

    • repunzelaodi
      November 16, 2015

      maybe the future

  12. balcobomber25
    November 14, 2015

    It’s a $100 phone without 3D. No thanks.

  13. Guest
    November 14, 2015

    6735 with FHD display? lol nope

    • lKinder_Bueno
      November 14, 2015

      Meizu m2 note has a full HD display and it is one of the best phone for the price. Obviously this phone is overpriced

    • Guest
      November 14, 2015

      M2 note has 6753, not 6735

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2015

      6735 can handle FHD without issues. That’s not really an issue, the problem is this phone is not worth $249

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2015

      Regular M2 uses the 35, Note has the 53. Not a whole lot of difference between the two though.

    • balcobomber25
      November 15, 2015

      There’s very little difference between the two chips they were built side by side on the same architecture with the same GPU. The only major difference is the 53 is Octacore the 35 is Quadcore. On paper the Octacore is faster but there has been much debate over whether more cores is actually that much of a benefit in Android.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      November 16, 2015

      The MT6732 would have been a absolute winer in this SoC category (power/speed/efficiency wise) if MTK properly supported it as it didn’t. Hate my self for repeating this over & over again.

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      Yea they pretty much killed off that and the MT6752 in favor of these two twin chips.

  14. Chico Migraña
    November 15, 2015

    How good is this brand?

    • binge
      November 16, 2015

      my cousin had one of its phone. the quality is actually pretty good. he dropped the phone many times, but it still worked

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      Usually cheap and cheerful.

  15. Steve B
    November 15, 2015

    As well as the bargain Takee, Infocus have also had a 3D model M550 out for a while, but availability and reviews are scarce. Either though better than this, surely?!

  16. Ricardo A.
    November 15, 2015

    How good is this brand?

    • binge
      November 16, 2015

      my cousin had one of its phone. the quality is actually pretty good. he dropped the phone many times, but it still worked

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      Usually cheap and cheerful.

  17. Steve B
    November 15, 2015

    As well as the bargain Takee, Infocus have also had a 3D model M550 out for a while, but availability and reviews are scarce. Either though better than this, surely?!

  18. November 16, 2015

    “Te be perfect … To be Exquisie” ?? Either they are trying too hard to be cool in the marketing department (not working for me) or their English is really that bad and they’re not even making an effort. Not really professional.

    • Alexis T
      November 17, 2015

      you don’t get it … they “aim at making a first-class quality of the phone” as vkworldphone stated on this thread.

      and i should add “a first-class quality of the exquisie of the phone” 😀

      • November 18, 2015

        ohhh… i must to have it.

  19. binge
    November 16, 2015

    it seems like a unique phone. the price is ok. the 3D effect is really drawing my attention

    • vkworldphone
      November 16, 2015

      Thanks for your support,vkworld aim at making a first-class quality of the phone

      • Alexis T
        November 17, 2015

        Why are you thanking your co-worker on this thread when he’s sitting in front of you ?

  20. 10basetom
    November 16, 2015

    “Te be perfect … To be Exquisie” ?? Either they are trying too hard to be cool in the marketing department (not working for me) or their English is really that bad and they’re not even making an effort. If a company doesn’t pay attention to the details here, then I don’t expect them to pay attention to details in their products either.

    • NextHype
      November 17, 2015

      you don’t get it … they “aim at making a first-class quality of the phone” as vkworldphone stated on this thread.

      and i should add “a first-class quality of the exquisie of the phone” 😀

    • 10basetom
      November 18, 2015

      ohhh… i must to have it.

  21. binge
    November 16, 2015

    it seems like a unique phone. the price is ok. the 3D effect is really drawing my attention

    • repunzelaodi
      November 16, 2015

      Thanks for your support,vkworld aim at making a first-class quality of the phone

    • NextHype
      November 17, 2015

      Why are you thanking your co-worker on this thread when he’s sitting in front of you ?

  22. Ahmed Shahzad
    July 11, 2016

    Vkworld T5 has 13 MP shooter camera 🙂
    But i already have bought a Maya at $69.99, and get notification that the order can be shipped on today July 10th.