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 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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53 Comments

50. taikucing unregistered

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

47. blinx

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

45. bastef

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 04, 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!

42. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

41. Champion

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Take Note Samsung

40. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

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

38. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Another 'we made it first' device.

37. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Samsung learn smthing abt designing fm vivo

36. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

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

35. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 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

34. TechSlack.COM

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

53. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Nope, no SD to be found.

32. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Take that note 3. Kudos vivo!

29. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

28. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

26. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

31. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

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*

24. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

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

27. drzonw

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

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

43. havenlau

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 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

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.

44. havenlau

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

rofl why arent i seeing any yet then???

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.

19. goojman

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

10. taikucing unregistered

Crazy spec. How much will it be priced?

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

May be $500...

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