515ppi phone Vivo Xplay 3S coming with a fingerprint scanner as well?
Chinese BBK, the company behind both Vivo and Oppo, has been on a row lately, and so far it would appear that it won't be disappointing with its upcoming Vivo Xplay 3S flagship, either. Seen as the main contender to break the 500ppi barrier, the 5.7-inch Xplay 3S is said to sport one of those super pixel-dense 1440x2560 screens from LG Display or Japan Display.
But it would seem that the increasingly ambitious BBK isn't quite content with just scoring a first on the display front. It wants in on the fingerprint sensor bandwagon, or so would the latest render leak (courtesy of Vivo itself) suggest. As you can see from the photo at the top, the company has made it a tad difficult to spot the sensor right away, so you may have to zoom into our gallery. Rest assured – it is there, right below the camera unit. Weirdly enough, that last one is placed differently than a recent leak showed.
Anyway, the fingerprint sensor likely is a swipe-style one, much alike the one on the HTC One max, and much unlike the one on the iPhone 5s. Of course, there's also a chance that we're looking at yet another one of those rear panel touch areas, or even an LG G2-style power button, though it's probably safe to conclude that the fingerprint scanner epidemic has kicked up a gear or two.
Rumors to this date put the internals of the Vivo Xplay 3S as equally high-end -- a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 5/13MP front/rear cameras and a hearty 3000 mAh cell.
1. dil2abu (Posts: 201; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Lots of Finger print scanners appearing after IPhone 5S..
4. MrJerry (Posts: 398; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Believe or not, password is safer than finger print when it comes to security
5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I wish I could agree with that but only if it was true, the iphone 5s implemented this idea in a truly unique way. I'm not saying it's straight out unbreakable but this is also the same with passwords
8. MrJerry (Posts: 398; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
1: You can't change your finger print whereas you can with password (imagine your finger prin leaked on the Web as file)
2: Taking your thumb out is whole lot easier than taking something in your brain
9. Sauce (unregistered)
Because people totally have a major interest and massive amounts of time to go out of their way to leak fingerprints, of normal civilians living normal lives, on the web, for millions of people to download so that they may then rip that fingerprint onto one saids device once tracked down throughout the 7+ billion people on this planet. Once tracked down and the said persons device is stolen, the thief can then go through countless hours of making a replica that would actually work (given that people with this level of education and skill have nothing better to do than to unlock a fingerprint locked phone so that they can sell it for 700$ on eBay later). Totally makes sense.
7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I saw my friend with an iOS7 launcher, this really caught my attention after I realised how so many people seemed to express hate over it
14. Gnako (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)
LOL appearing after Iphone 5s??? HTC for exsample had it years ago!! Just that "it was useless" until apple spent $500Bill on publicity to fucck ppls brains :D
(it's obviously not the first exsample... that's the power of publicity^^)
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Seriously still don't see the point of a fingerprint scanner. I wish companies would just stop jumping on a feature Apple has every time they release a new device. Apple are no longer the kings of mobile devices and these companies need to realise that finger print scanners are just over-hyped gimmicks.
6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
welcome to the future, you should get a 5S, if you care to understand why so many OEMs are finding it very important (Samsung is down with this too)
13. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Even if companies find the feature gimmicky, they're sure they won't miss out on the money to be made from including it. Remember the 3D T.V. and smartphone hype?
3. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Please China, give us more phones with obscure resolutions. I'm sure existing apps will look fantastic on them. Naaaat -_-
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
2560x1440 is not an obscure resolution. It's double the height & width of 1280x720 or the next logical step up from 1920x1080. All 16x9 aspect ratios.
11. frrboom (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
Its kinda cruel to compare other sensors to HTC:s since it was failure. There are other kind of sensor solutions out here, look at pantechs sensor or Fujitsu new tablet with sensor, they seems to work like a charm.