Vivo, a Chinese manufacturer of high-end smartphones, formalized last Friday Xplay 3S, billed as "the first Android device with a 2K screen."
Vivo Xplay 3S actually has a 6-inch screen display of 2560 x 1440 pixels, called a qHD resolution (four times the HD), with a resolution of 490 pixels per inch. The 2K term corresponds theoretically to a bottom width of 2048 pixels, but with the advent of 4K this form became more deniable.
Hitherto, such a definition was reserved for tablets, such as Google Nexus 10 or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9". Devices sizes are less peaked at Full HD, that is to say 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This new high-end smartphone does not stick to the high resolution screen. As Vivo precedents, it also has Hi-Fi claims: it has to do a ES9018 DAC, a headphone amplifier of Texas Instruments OPA2604 and DTS Headphone function: X, capable of simulating multichannel 7.1 or 11.1 with a stereo headset. It also has a fingerprint sensor.
Vivo Xplay 3S is also a high-end smartphone like many others, since it features a Snapdragon SoC 800 processor at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, 4G connectivity, a back sensor of 13 megapixels topped with an optical f/1.8, a front 5-megapixel sensor and a 3200 mAh battery.
Vivo Xplay 3S should be launched in China by the Chinese New Year, that is to say, before 31 January 2014, priced at 3,500 yuan, the equivalent of 420 euros. Vivo is not yet distributed outside of China, but has projects in this area next year. Anyway the launch of a single product in one country often has an impact on the overall market.