5.7″ Vivo Xplay 3S with 2,560×1,440 touchscreen gets handled in first hands-on live image
Remember the Vivo Xplay 3S? It’s almost certainly going to be the first phone in the world to come with the insane screen resolution of 2,560×1,440. Yes, more than “Full HD”, and a lot more than most laptop screens come with even nowadays.
The Xplay 3S is perhaps the epitome of the screen resolution arms race that Apple started way back when it coined the term “Retina Display”. And then everyone wanted in on the action. So we got 720p phone screens, 1080p phone screens, and now this.
The Vivo Xplay 3S will be released in China in December, and you’ll be able to buy one for 3,699 yuan (that’s around $606 or €449 at the current exchange rates). That’s obviously a great price, but something like this is the norm in China (and not anywhere else in the world, unfortunately).
Aside from the 5.7-inch touchscreen bearing the aforementioned resolution, the Vivo Xplay 3S will also come with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage space, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, dual 4G LTE support (TDD and FDD), a dedicated audio Hi-Fi chip, USB 3.0 support, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
What you can see above is the first live hands-on image of the Xplay 3S. The handset sports Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on both the front and the back, while the sides consist of a high-strength metal frame. Sure, Gorilla Glass is nice, but we would have prefered the trend of glass on the backs of phones to have died down by now.