4K UHD TV is all the rage now (or is it?), but unlike Full HD, is has yet to trickle down to smartphone, so for now a 2K resolution smartphone seems like the “next logical progression”. why not? now that 3K has already comes to laptop, we see no reasons why the 2K display technology can’t call smartphone its home. speaking of which, today the XPlay 3S Smartphone from Chinese handset maker Vivo becomes the world’s first smartphone to tout a 2K Display and that, btw, is an eye-popping 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, packed into its 6-inch IPS display and if you do the math, you will arrive to an insane 490 pixel per inch – a figure that knocks previous ppi king HTC One off the throne, and snagging the crown as the highest pixel per inch smartphone in the market to date. so ppi-crazed folks, take note cos’ this is the phone you want to treat your eyes to.
other details on the spec sheet includes a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of system RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 13MP rear shooter with f1.8 aperture lens, a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture, a fingerprint scanner (located at the back of the device), and a 3,200 mAh battery. amidst the fanfare of the 2K display, the XPlay 3S has one other thing to shout about and that is what Vivo dubbed as HiFi sound reproduction. the ‘HiFi sound’ here is made possible with ESS Technology ES9018 DAC and Texas Instruments OPA2604 amplifier, plus DTS Headphones:X for surround sound support. all those drool-worthy features are packed into still slim form factor with 4.5mm being the thinnest point. the Vivo XPlay 3S 2K Display Smartphone is up for pre-order as we speaks (in China, naturally) for 3,498 Chinese money, or about US$576. and oh, 4G-LTE comes as standard as well. steal a few more product views in the hi-res image gallery below.