We are all familiar with the current trend of smartphones: bigger is better. But, as they grew bigger, so did their displays, and their screen resolutions as well. Yesterday the HD displays were all the hype, today the 1080p screens are in fashion, but what about the future? Could we possibly ask for any resolution larger than FullHD for a conventional smartphone display? Well, the Chinese company Vivo thinks yes, and it has a smartphone with a ultra-large-resolution-display in the making too. Say hello to the Vivo Xplay 3S!
The name may sound familiar to you because it’s not the first time we encounter this bad boy. But enough with the history. Today’s leak reveal and sort of unofficially reconfirms some of the hardware that the Vivo Xplay 3S will employ, and what we saw was amazing. The smartphone will pack a 5,7-inch display with resolution of not 1080p, but 2560×1440 pixels! That makes it the first smartphone to pack a 2K display ever! When you do the calculation, the pixel density comes to be 515ppi, which is higher than we have even encountered on a smartphone, so you might get a perspective how sharp the screen will be. But as good as it is, the pixel-rich display certainly demands a lot of power. Here’s where the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU comes into play, and no, this isn’t the ordinary one we’ve seen in the current crop of high-end smartphones; it’s the high-powered MSM8974AB version with higher clock speeds. The RAM memory is 3GB, which should be more than enough, even for the demanding display.
The camera is also promising. It has f/1.8 aperture, which is greater than the aperture of HTC One’s camera. The Vivo Xplay 3S also has 4G connectivity, USB 3.0 support and Hi-Fi audio.
As is goes with leaks of this kind, take this one too with a slight reserve. Nonetheless, the Vivo smartphone made a quite interesting story and opened a new debate, whether a smartphone really needs a display with such a large resolution or not. We still won’t put a comment on it, but will leave it open for you to discuss it.