Vivo Xplay 3S: Do we really need 2K resolution on a smartphone?

A lot of people are still getting comfortable with 1080p screens on smartphones and some even find them pointless, but that hasn’t stopped companies from pushing the limits. Vivo is one of those few OEMs as it plans on launching the Xplay 3S smartphone with a jaw-dropping 2560 x 1440p touchscreen. While very little was known about the handset, a new rumor has shed light on its specifications and design.

The guys over at Mydrivers have got their hands on an image of the Xplay 3S through ‘internal personnel.’ By the looks of it, the smartphone will be around 8mm thick and feature a minimalistic design which comprises of a durable steel frame and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating on the front.

Vivo Xplay 3S

In our previous report, we mentioned that the Vivo Xplay 3S would have a 5.5-inch display. However, the latest rumor suggests that the screen’s size will be 5.7 inches instead. We’ve got no information on what type of panel it will employ, but the pixel density is slated as 538ppi. The device will have dual 4G LTE network support (TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE). Apart from these, the handset will be amongst the first to deliver USB 3.0. It will also feature a CS 8422 + OPA 2604 dual audio Hi-Fi decoder chip.

Here are the rest of the specifications:

– 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440p display
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
– 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– 5MP front snapper, 13MP rear camera
– 3000mAh battery
– TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE network support

Vivo Xplay 3S is expected to debut in China next month. The smartphone will be priced at 3,699 Yuan which amounts to approximately $606 or €449, and it isn’t likely to go on sale globally.