According to Liaow, a Chinese retailer that ships products internationally, Vivo “officially announced that they would release the Xpaly 3S and the end of February.” The retailer is taking pre-orders for the handset, asking $669 for an unlocked unit. Meanwhile, Vivo’s official Chinese webshop lists the Xplay 3S as costing $577 (3,498 CNY in local currency). However, the handset is out of stock here, too.
It’s not clear why the Xplay 3S wasn’t released until now, but it’s said that Vivo may still have some software problems to solve.
As you may already know, the Vivo Xplay 3S features a 6-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels. It also comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,200 mAh battery.
Later this year, other companies will launch Quad HD smartphones. Oppo will be one of them, thanks to its (still rumored) Find 7. Samsung might also join the Quad HD bandwagon with its Galaxy S5 - but details on its display have been contradictory, many sources suggesting that it’s going to be a 1080p panel instead of Quad HD.
sources: Vivo (translated), Liaow via China Mobile Mag