Sometimes, it is not necessary to be a major name to produce a revolutionary product. Vivo, a rather unknown manufacturer (from China) is an example of this because they’ve made a quantum leap in the field of smartphone technology, announcing the world’s first ever phone, the Xplay 3S with a “QHD” or 2K display.
Phone was announced during a ceremony in Beijing, China, yesterday.
That stands for “Quarter HD”, despite the fact that it is written and pronounced similarly to the aging but not uncommon qHD resolution. Its resolution of 1440 x 2560 resolution leads to a mind-boggling pixel-density of 490 ppi. With a 6 inch display on-board, you know you’ll have the resources to make full use of the sensational resolution.
And it’s not only the video, the audio is a massive part of the equation too. You get a OPA2604 amp made by Texas Instruments, ES9018 DAC and DTS Headphones, which allow 11.1 surround sound effect.
Other big specs of the phone include a 2.3Ghz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB worth RAM, 32 GB and LTE connectivity. Battery capacity is set at 3200 mAh.
You also find a 13 megapixel shooter at the back with f/1.8 aperture and LED Flash, along with a 5 megapixel front-facer. The back camera is also capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 frames per second. A fingerprint scanner has also found its way besides the camera so Vivo really has dedicated its resources to making its phone future proof.
The Xplay 3S isn’t a phone which we’re expecting to see with our very eyes one day, but what it will do is that it will popularize the tech inside it, rather than making itself available to everyone. Don’t get surprised if the next Samsung flagship comes with a display of the same resolution.
Here are the specs:
- Size: 6-inch
- Weight (g) 172g
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440 QHD (quad-hd) 2K, IPS, 2K, OGS, 490ppi
- OS: Android 4.3, Funtouch ROM
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- CPU: 2.3Ghz quad-core
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal: 32GB
- No External Card Supported
- Rear camera: 13 mega-pixel
- Front camera: 5 mega-pixel f2.4 aperture
- Battery: 3200mAh
Prices for the phone will be set at $580 when it will get released later.