Dec 18 AT 2:28 PM Dima Aryeh 20 Comments

A 1440p smartphone rises: The Vivo Xplay 3S goes up for pre-order

Vivo Xplay 3S

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?

Via: Pocket Now

Source: Vivo

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Kurt

    I think the 2K spec has to do with the number of colors the screen shows.

    • Dima Aryeh

      I’m very curious to why you say that. Displays show millions of colors.

      • http://no stokis

        he is a troll.. didn’t you get it? :)

        • jerrbomb

          And he just made himself Sound like an idiot of a troll

  • Arthur

    Spec for spec, I think this phone has anything else between the $600 to $700USD price range beat. Highest resolution screen currently available in a smartphone, high capacity battery, high end DAC, the highest SoC currently avaiable, 3GB of RAM, only other smartphone on the market with 3GB of RAM is the Note 3, 13MP camera, also matching the Note 3, fingerprint scanner, is there anything doesn’t have? No mention of a LTE radio or NFC built-in or expandable storage. I can’t imagine anything else this is missing.

  • nportelli

    What is so very sad is most consumer laptops are not even near this resolution. They are stuck at 768… Or HD as the manufacturers like to put it.

    • Dima Aryeh

      That’s if you go budget. My mother’s $999 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a 3200×1600 display. High end phones and high end laptops have crazy resolutions, while mid and low end products of both categories will have lower resolutions. Also, consider the viewing distance is different so you’ll need a higher res to compensate for the closer viewing distance of a smartphone.

    • Andrew Caldwell

      768 is HD. Anything over 720 …

  • Melvin

    25660? Isn’t it 2566?

    • Dima Aryeh

      Nope, it’s 2560. Check the source link.

    • Dima Aryeh

      Okay I saw the typo. My apologies.

  • nevetsg

    Just read through the product page. They have a feature to wake and start apps by waving the phone about in different patterns. I thought talking at you phone in public looked silly…

    “Xplay3S joined the air trajectory activation Air wake, not only activation is very cool, but also conducive to one-hand operation. More support for custom gestures to start any applications, faster and more convenient. For example, in the air w micro-channel can be opened.”

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  • jerrbomb

    Is it running a customized version of Android or is it Vanilla?

    • Dima Aryeh

      Custom. Very very custom.

  • Shahjan Khan

    isn’t it only 4.5 mm thin ? There is a confusion if it is or not.

  • Shahjan Khan

    isn’t vivo xplay 3S only 4.5 mm thin ? There is a confusion if it is or not.

  • mixterz

    What site is it available for pre-order?

  • Seema Dutta

    check out this review of the Vivo Xplay 3s here….

  • mrcoppeer

    Is there flash on vivo smartphone 3s display?if anyone knows pls ans me,please.