Vivo Xplay 3S to be available in five color versions
Expected to be officially unveiled in China on December 12, the Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone has appeared in a leaked image which suggests that it may come in no less than five color versions: blue, champagne gold, yellow, pink, and white.
The Xplay 3S is bound to become the world’s first commercially available smartphone that has a 2560 x 1440 pixels display (5.5 inches). It will run Android – an unspecified version – reportedly featuring a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM 8974AB processor (the same that’s powering some Xiaomi Mi3 variants), 3GB of RAM, TD-LTE connectivity, and a rear camera with large aperture (f/1.8).
It’s not clear what kind of battery the Xplay 3S will pack. But a 2560 x 1440 pixel screen definitely needs a lot of juice to provide a smooth user experience, so it’s likely a battery of at least 3,000 mAh. The price of the Vivo Xplay 3S is also a mystery, although “around $500” is probably a good guess.
Another smartphone with a crazily high screen resolution that should be released in China in the near future is the Meizu MX4. It’s said that this will sport a 5.5 inch display with 2560 x 1536 pixels.
Non-Chinese hardware makers – including Samsung – will have handsets with 2K displays only starting next year.