Chinese manufacturer Vivo has pipped the likes of Samsung and LG to launch the world’s first smartphone with 2K (2560x1440p) resolution, named Xplay 3S. This phone’s screen has more pixels than the current crop of 1080p displays, making text, videos, images, etc clearer and sharper.
The new Vivo Xplay 3S’s 6-inch display has a pixel density of 490ppi, which is higher than the 469ppi (the highest pixel density before this launch) of the HTC One. Other features of Xplay 3S are also top-end, such as a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 3GB RAM, and 13MP rear camera. It also has a 5MP camera in front and comes with an app called Photo+ that features augmented reality functionalities and shares video on the cloud.
The phone is powered by a customized version of Android, named Funtouch OS. Other features of Vivo Xplay 3S include 32GB built-in storage, a 3,200mAh battery, and a metallic bezel. The phone weighs 172 grams, measures 4.95mm at its thinnest point, and comes with a fingerprint scanner.
The manufacturer has included several audio technologies in the phone, such as the TI OPA2604 amplifier and ESS Technology ES9018 DAC. It’s DTS Headphones:X technology supports 7.1 and 11.1 surround sound effects.
Vivo is also the company behind the world’s thinnest smartphone, X3, which is just 5.75mm thick.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone is also rumored to feature 2K resolution. Earlier this year, LG unveiled its 2K resolution display panel that is likely to be used in future smartphones. Chinese manufacturer Oppo has also announced that its upcoming Find 7 handset will have 2K screen resolution.