515ppi phone Vivo Xplay 3S coming with a fingerprint scanner as well?

Chinese BBK, the company behind bothVivo and Oppo, has been on a row lately, and so far it would appearthat it won't be disappointing with its upcoming Vivo Xplay 3Sflagship, either. Seen as the main contender to break the 500ppibarrier, the 5.7-inch Xplay 3S is said to sport one of those superpixel-dense 1440x2560 screens from LGDisplay or JapanDisplay.

But it would seem that theincreasingly ambitious BBK isn't quite content with just scoring afirst on the display front. It wants in on the fingerprint sensorbandwagon, or so would the latest render leak (courtesy of Vivoitself) suggest. As you can see from the photo at the top, thecompany has made it a tad difficult to spot the sensor right away, soyou may have to zoom into our gallery. Rest assured – it is there,right below the camera unit. Weirdly enough, that last one is placeddifferently than arecent leak showed.

Anyway, the fingerprint sensor likelyis a swipe-style one, much alike the one on the HTC One max, and muchunlike the one on the iPhone 5s. Of course, there's also a chancethat we're looking at yet another one of those rear panel touchareas, or even an LG G2-style power button, though it's probably safeto conclude that the fingerprint scanner epidemic has kicked up agear 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.

source: Weibo via GSM Insider



1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Lots of Finger print scanners appearing after IPhone 5S..

4. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Believe or not, password is safer than finger print when it comes to security

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Examples: 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: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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: Jan 14, 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: Sep 14, 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: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Please China, give us more phones with obscure resolutions. I'm sure existing apps will look fantastic on them. Naaaat -_-

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

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: Oct 09, 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.

12. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

On a roll or "on a row"?

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