Vivo Xplay3S to be the world’s first 2560x1440 pixels display 2K HD phone

We aren't finished with Vivo news for today, as the company has more in store besides the thinnest Android phone, the X3, and the one with rotating Nikon camera, whatever it gets named.

Apparently Vivo is planning to one-up everybody, and use a surely expensive 2560x1440 pixels display panel in an upcoming Xplay3S smartphone. One similar product we've heard about so far is Toshiba's 6.1" 2560x1600 pixels display with 500ppi pixel density, but it's not clear what panel Vivo will be using as now Sharp and Japan Display might have such units ready for mass production.

If you think that's overkill, we can't agree more, but ultra high-res video is fast approaching, so you might squeeze some real use out of such a screen, not to mention the bragging rights if Vivo Xplay3S manages to pull that crazy mobile display panel resolution first.

source: Vivo (Weibo) via UnwiredView



1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012


10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So was 720p screen, LTE, 5" display, wireless charging, S-pen and other things we now love and use.

14. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

720p was a necessity. People need atleast and at most 300ppi. LTE is a luxury. 5" display is peoples' preference. wireless charging is a gimmick. S-pen is somewhat useful for business and design.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"People need at least and at most 300 ppi." Are you head of Apple's marketing department? The entire "300 ppi-Retina Display" thing is a gimmick.

17. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

What are you talking about? HD screens are awesome. Haven't got to try out 1080p yet though. Also: Ash is a lousy trainer

26. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i NEVER go back to a 720p screen after 1080p i can see jagz on letters and numbers now on 720p

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

:) Exactly.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Agree with you Sid. 720p was a necessity...1080p and the usage of resolutions above it on phones is just for the sake of following the trend...not because we need it. Galaxy Note II is a perfect example. It has a bigger than 5 inch screen and a resolution of 720p...and it looks perfect. Those saying no are looking too close... Android OEMs should stop raising the screen size and resolution and start optimizing their OS and improve the battery life.

24. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

its not a gimmick or a need but necessary for the future. if every oem thinks its too much high then our gadget will not grow. then you will even say 192 cores in upcomming tegra 5 gpu a gimmic. its necessary for oems to push limits so that we could enjoy contents like hd gaming and high resolution gaming on a phone or phablet. you can easily notice difference in videos on note 2 and note 3

29. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Please Please Please! Leave the HD gaming to PC and consoles... Phones need to be phones... I enjoy 720p screen as much as 1080p screen. All the video contents out there is mostly 720p or lower. 1080p is just a bit overkill at the moment, but it will be a must in the future. I watched same video in 720p and 1080p side by side on two phones... I didn't notice too much of different. At the end of the day, I could careless. However, battery life in the other hand is much more important. When can we see a phone that is able endure a 10 hours of continuous usage that means I will be able to play game on my phone 10 hours straight. I am luck to even get 2 hours right now

35. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

except when Apple makes it

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

2014 is gonna be a year!!

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Whoa! Chinese are coming!

4. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

We need this,4k videos aren't gonna look great on 1080p display.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

4k videos will NOT be great on 1080 display equipped 52" Televisions, ONLY IF YOU ARE STANDING TOO CLOSE TO YOUR TELEVISION... But on 5" to 6.5" phablets, 2k is definitely overkill, even if you keep the phone 1cm away from your phone when viewing 4k videos....

20. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Huh? 2k stands for 2000 and refers to 1920x in technology. How is 2k an overkill for 6,5" if you have 2k on a 4,7" phone such as the HTC One?

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

What difference does it make? You still won't be able to watch a 4K video in its full glory on a 2K screen.

5. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

that's not smartphone , that's a phablet And 1080p screen is enough for human eyes

32. openmatrix

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

No bro, our eyes are capable of differentiating pixels even in a 5 inch phab with 4k resolution . This is because a phab with 5 inch needs a 900 ppi range to max out the full potential of our eye (yes of course! !) Please don't be a fool by believing what steve Jobs said (human eyes are only capable of taking 300 ppi blah blah..,) coz it's their marketing trick to sell their ish*t devices. If you want proof , then just check in here ---->​e

38. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

2k display ? still doesn't make me buy one Disadvantage 1 : you need more storage to store a 2k video Disadvantage 2 : more pixel more brightness , easily harm eyes when in dark Oh come on , do not believe to Steve Jobs ?!?! what on earth are you talking about ?? Steve Jobs is god , only he can change the world , only he can take revolution of the technology. I don't think android device can do it , they just evolution. Steve Jobs is good in presentation , that's why he can explain about human eyes. What have Samsung explain about AMOLED ?!?! save more battery ?!?! more brightness ?!?! Marketing trick ?!?! Are you joking with me right now ?? Those companies are poor in marketing trick , that's the reason why they lose to apple.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

love technological advancements! :D

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

OH... NO... Looks like this madness is NOT going to end anytime soon... This resolution is 4 times 720p found in Note2 or Moto X... So a phone with 4k resolution display is definitely coming in 2014.... SMH...

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

I highly doubt it, but maybe in 2015...

34. openmatrix

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

Possibly In Q4 of 2014 (may be through note 4 !!)

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

I could see that.

39. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Im from the future and we have so many 2k phones (or phablets) now.

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

There's barley any gain, most people can't even tell the difference between a 720p and 1080p phone screen

11. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Exactly, 1080p is already a bit of a overkill, don't forget about the huge lost in graphic performance this will bring... I would much rather have 1080p again all over but IGZO with enhanced contrast, brightness and energy consumption!

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What about batteries? This phone will need a very big battery.

13. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Its gonna be a welcomed feature but wont have any big significance. i mean 1080p displays are so very very ok..

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