Vivo Xplay 3S delayed until the end of February, 2,560×1,440 screen may be to blame
Chinese company Vivo announced the Xplay 3S phablet in December, claiming for it the title of ‘world’s first phone with a 2,560×1,440 resolution screen’. However, it’s been plagued by delays ever since.
The handset was originally supposed to go on sale on January 15, but that then got pushed to February 12. Which came and went, with no sign of the Xplay 3S being in stock anywhere. And now Vivo issued an official statement to its distributors, saying that the Xplay 3S will only be available around the end of February – with no actual date to speak of this time around. Though maybe that’s for the best considering that Vivo has already missed two of those.
There hasn’t been any official explanation as to why this has happened, but it’s not hard to guess that the display may have had something to do with it. After all, aside from the screen the Vivo Xplay 3S has specs that are similar to every other high-end smartphone that’s been out there for the past few months, so why would it suffer delays? On the other hand, being the first in the world to use some new technology has its merits (for example, the bragging rights), but it can also mean that unforeseen problems occur and, yes, that means delays. This is really quite inevitable.