After the 1080p resolution became a standard among high-end smartphones, it was only a matter of time until a new standard came about. The next resolution every company is trying to achieve is 2560×1440, also called QHD or 1440p (2K is a bit of a misnomer, as it is far higher than 2000 pixels in width). And it looks like a smaller company named Vivo beat the big boys in the race; the Vivo Xplay 3S with a 6-inch 1440p display is now available for pre-order.
The Xplay 3S doesn’t skimp on other specs, either. It houses a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, a 3,200 mAh battery, a 13MP camera, a fingerprint scanner on the back (in the same place as it is on the HTC One max) and a premium audio DAC. It’s high-end for even the biggest nerd.
Many of you may think that 1440p is an extreme resolution, and we agree with you to an extent. (We’ve discussed this a few times on our podcast). However, with a 6-inch display, that resolution is quite stretched out. This means that 1440p on a 6-inch display nets 490ppi, which when compared to the HTC One’s 470ppi, isn’t so crazy after all.
The device can be pre-ordered in China for only $580, which is impressively cheap for those kind of specs. However, Vivo is planning to release the device in other countries in 2014, so we might see it spread to Europe sometime soon! Are you excited to see it come to your country?