Meet the Vivo Xplay 3S. It’s a Chinese phone with an unassuming name, and chances are you’ve never heard of it. But if its specs are anything to go by, it’s a name you won’t soon forget.
Let’s start off with the biggie, the 6in, 2K display. That’s a 2,560×1,440 resolution, measuring in at 490ppi – a pixel count so dense that it’s in danger of imploding into a singularity, like a dying star. Or something.
Space analogies aside, this means that the Xplay 3S will be the first phone in the world confirmed to have a 2K display, beating Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (which is rumoured to sport an equally hi-res display) to the punch.
Other salivating specs include the beastly 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and 32GB of storage.
The only disappointment buried among that treasure chest of specs is the 3,200mAh battery, which is in for a pounding, thanks to that insane display.
Here’s to hoping that some clever battery optimisation is on the cards to prevent lunchtime blackouts.
The Xplay 3S also has two dedicated audio chips – a high-performance DAC and amplifier combo, and as if all that wasn’t enough, the Xplay 3S, like the HTC One Max, features a fingerprint scanner on its rear. Though we doubt it’ll be as fluid to use as the iPhone 5s’ impressive Touch ID Home button sensor.
Running a skinned version of Android called Funtouch OS (yes, really), the Xplay 3S offers the ability to change certain camera settings with your voice as well as baked-in AR photo functions and gesture inputs.
There’s no word on availability for the time being, although Chinese site Tmall will accept pre-orders in the near future for CN¥3,498 (~ US$576, £352).
Colour us very excited.