We talked a while ago about the new Vivo Xplay 3S winning the running race for the first 2K resolution display, and today the device has finally been officially unveiled and announced.
Personally I still don’t think that the jump to 1080P recently was much of a needed change in the smartphone industry, but top manufacturers still pushed for the transition, and it looks very likely that the Vivo Xplay 3S is on the tidal wave of a 2K display smartphone tsunami.
So, apart from the ludicrously high resolution of 2560×1440 on the Vivo Xplay 3S, what else can we expect from the device.
Well, firstly it’s important to note that the device sports a 6 inch display, which will give the 2560×1440 the ability to grant the device a PPI of 490. This isn’t much of a step up from the current flagship offering, but it’s key to remember that most 6 inch devices currently on the market have displays with ~300PPI or 350PPI at the most.
On top of the display, the Vivo Xplay 3S will come fully equipped to handle any task the Android operating system could ever dream of throwing at it. By this I mean that the hardware found inside the Vivo Xplay 3S includes 3GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2.3GHz quad core processor and Adreno 330 GPU, LTE connectivity, 32GB of internal storage, and a fairly beefy 3,200mAh battery.
The new lineup of Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC’s has managed to handle battery life well, and a 3,200mAh battery on any ordinary device would be more than enough, but I’m very interested to find out how well the battery will perform on the 6 inch 2K display of the Vivo Xplay 3S.
At this point in time it’s hard to tell whether this handset will make it to western markets, but seeing as both the Galaxy S5 and the Oppo Find 7 are rumored to have 2K resolution displays, you won’t be missing out on much if you can’t get hold of a new Xplay 3S.