Vivo Xplay 3S, the world’s first smartphone with a 2K display, may cost as low as $740
China’s BBK will launch the world’s first smartphone to feature a 2560 x 1440 pixel display later this week, on December 12. Called Vivo Xplay 3S, the handset will certainly not be cheap.
According to Sina, China Mobile will sell the Vivo Xplay 3S 32GB for 4,498 CNY (about $740). The 64GB version of the smartphone will obviously be a bit more expensive: 4,999 CNY ($824). Still, that’s lower than the price of the cheapest iPhone 5S model (16GB), which costs around $870 in China.
The Xplay 3S should be available in five color versions (white, pink, yellow, champagne gold and blue). Most probably, the smartphone will not be released outside China. Aside from the 2K display (which measures 5.5 inches), the Vivo Xplay 3S features TD-LTE connectivity, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM 8974AB processor, 3GB of RAM, and a seemingly high-end rear camera with f/1.8 aperture. The handset runs Android, but it’s not clear if it’s going to be Jelly Bean or KitKat from day one.