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Vivo Xplay 3S out as the world's first phone with 2560x1440 pixels display, 3 GB RAM and stereo speakers

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Vivo Xplay 3S out as the world's first phone with 2560x1440 pixels display, 3 GB RAM and stereo speakers
After much teasing and speculation, the world's first phone with the so-called 2K HD or Quad HD (QHD) screen, was just announced over in Beijing. Just as inferred, the thin handset is called Vivo Xplay 3S, and its 6" display indeed sports that sweet 1440x2560 pixels of resolution, raking in 490ppi pixel density.

It is also sporting a fast Snapdragon 800, in its 8974AB reincarnation, which has four Krait 400 cores that can go up to 2.3 GHz, and Adreno 330 GPU. Qualcomm's VP even took to the stage to explain the advantages of having this chipset in the crazy 2K handset. 

The phone features the generous 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, stereo speakers, DTS sound, and dual-mode LTE connectivity. There's a set of top-shelf dedicated audio chips on the Xplay 3S - the ESS Technology's ES9018 DAC and Texas Instruments' OPA2604 amplifier - ensuring strong and full sound both from the loudspeakers, and from the DTS headphones included in the box. The 13 MP rear camera is with f/1.8 aperture, and, naturally, does 1080p video, and there is a wide-angle 5 MP shooter at the front for video chat. Not to be outdone, Vivo has also included a fingerprint sensor on the back of the Xplay 3S. 

Vivo boasts that the handset is just 4.5mm at its thinnest part, which is likely where the tapered back meets the edges. If you are worried about the battery capacity, it is pegged at 3200 mAh, but we'll save the endurance judgment for after we see some real-life tests with the Quad HD display on for a few hours. As for price, it is listed to cost 3498 yuans on preorder, which is about $580 without a contract, with availability reportedly scheduled for next month, and global rollout plans in the making.

source: Vivo

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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 05:54 9

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow, son of a beast! This phone is gorgeous. So, where can I buy it?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:59

22. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1304; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I have my money ready!! Please take it from me and give me one smartphone beast!!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 08:31 1

25. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


2k displays here we come.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 05:56 1

2. AtheK (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Why no 4k recording and what about battery, also how much does it weight.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:02 13

4. Chris.P (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


It has 4K @ 60FPS, 1080p @ 120FPS

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:27 2

9. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


thats one beast of a camera and I'm guessing f1.8 camera ? I'm guessing thats what that thing was

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:52

11. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


you know what i didn't even see that in the overview

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:59

23. R-vjn (Posts: 162; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


aperture has nothing to do with framerates my friend..!
But gosh, 4k @ 60 and 1080p @ 120...uf.. thats some power..!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:38 2

33. garlic456 (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Don't lie dude... We know that Snapdragon 800 supports 4K only in 30 fps

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:59

39. adecvat (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Link?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 18:19

48. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 154; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


Chris.
I checked the link and it says 30 fps. "Spec" is 2nd from left in "top right" menu. It has FDD-LTE for band 3 & 7, and TDD-LTE for band 38, 39 & 40.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 03:34

49. Chris.P (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Turns out that I may be wrong. Details and specs were pretty scarce in the first few hours of the outing, so my source was actually a slide from the event itself that had the above listed in that same order.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 05:56 10

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and LG got caught slipping. Vivo came outta no where on em. Kudos Vivo nice phone.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:07 2

16. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Sony?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:04

5. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


cant see finger sensor on the back

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:00

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


There is, below flash.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:08

6. FoneAddict (Posts: 206; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


How big is the battery?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:02 2

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


3200. Read the article first before posting, atleast specs.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:18 7

7. starandmountain (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Can we watch the live stream next time? I think it's time to focus more on asian countries. More and more new things will be invented in that part of the world. Please Phonearena, i know you are focused on America but don't forget you've got of other nationalities as readers ( I'm Dutch ). It will also widen the view of your writers and readers, win win isn't it? Please let me know what you think?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:09

17. wando77 (Posts: 299; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


As opposed to it all normally being invented in America? Think you'll find they have been at it for years in 'that part of the world' matey

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:21

30. starandmountain (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


That's not what I'm saying. I said more and more will be invented in that part of the world. Where do you read ONLY America

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:18

8. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Impressive.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 06:41

10. taikucing (unregistered)


Crazy spec. How much will it be priced?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:04

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


May be $500...

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:07 1

15. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


$740 for the 32 GB version!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:34

18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


That's a fast lens! Looking forward to photo samples.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:38

19. goojman (Posts: 51; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I wouldn't mind getting my hands on that baby!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:55

20. seanwhat (Posts: 150; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


i don't think it's impressive at all to put these specs in a 5.7" phone, any number of companies could have done that yesterday. put it in something you can hold in your hand and i'll bat an eye.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 07:59 4

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Well they impressed you to the point of posting here, didn't they?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 13:07

46. seanwhat (Posts: 150; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


sorry i didn't realise the only reason anyone ever posts anything on here is because they're 'impressed' by the subject of the article.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 11:17

44. havenlau (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


rofl why arent i seeing any yet then???

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:49

52. taikucing (unregistered)


around $550 off contract for this spec is not impressive you say?
How much does Samsung charge you for a phone with spec less than this, huh?
And don't forget about cheap plastic & ugly design patented by Samsung.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 08:28

24. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


If only it had a bigger battery...3500mAh at least

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 08:54 3

27. drzonw (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


It has a 3200mAh, what would an extra 300mAh do, let it play a movie for 15 additional minutes?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 11:15

43. havenlau (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


my xplay has 3400mah and it lasts for 2-3 days, tbh the extra battery is only gonna add weight to the phone, id rather have it lighter and last for 1-2 days

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 08:49

26. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Impressive, but with A53/A57 Octas and S805 phones being just two months away, it will enjoy the top spot for a short time.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:36 3

31. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 243; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


I'm looking forward for a Snapdragon 810 (64-bit chip) and at least 4GB LPDDR3 RAM.. :)

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:44

51. taikucing (unregistered)


Who cares about S805... It will be eaten alive by Apple A8. What matters is this phone blows the ugly overpriced plastic Note 3 out of the water TODAY.
*cough* SAMSUNG RAPES YOUR WALLET *cough*

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:07

28. JunBringer (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Daaaaang if this has a microSD slot I'll consider importing it.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:07

29. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Mmm.., will this beast shipped outside of China?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:38 2

32. T.F.O.A (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Take that note 3. Kudos vivo!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:41

34. TechSlack.COM (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Chris, is it confirmed it doesn't feature a microSD card expansion slot?

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:50

53. Chris.P (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Nope, no SD to be found.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:41

35. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


one of the pictures of the phone, where is a photo of a girl holding an ice cream cone. it looks like she's giving a handjob

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:47

36. mike2959 (Posts: 247; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


If it just had 3G and LTE for AT&T....I'd be in!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:55 2

37. Mube007 (Posts: 98; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Samsung learn smthing abt designing fm vivo

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:57

38. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Another 'we made it first' device.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:18 1

40. chengsae (Posts: 47; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


Amazing!!! it looks just like a boosted version of appleipadairHOneG2GalaxyInfinityandbeyondMotoX.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:59 1

41. Champion (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


Take Note Samsung

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 11:03 2

42. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Thanks Vivo for taking note of audio quality - "the ESS Technology's ES9018 DAC and Texas Instruments' OPA2604 amplifier"

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 11:35

45. bastef (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


This will be very interesting only if I can install the 4.4 Kitkat on it ( nexus 5 ) version of it. this with stock android will be awesome!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 16:04 1

47. blinx (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


with all this specs and $580 off contract, amazing....

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:40

50. taikucing (unregistered)


G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

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