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

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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Xplay 3S
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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53 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

22. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

25. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

2k displays here we come.

2. AtheK

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

4. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

23. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

33. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

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

39. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Link?

48. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

49. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 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.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

16. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Sony?

5. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

cant see finger sensor on the back

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

There is, below flash.

6. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

How big is the battery?

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

7. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 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?

17. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 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

30. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 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

8. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Impressive.

10. taikucing unregistered

Crazy spec. How much will it be priced?

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

May be $500...

15. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

$740 for the 32 GB version!

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

19. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

20. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

46. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

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