What will you pay for the first 2K resolution smartphone?


You can spend all day talking about how 2K displays won’t really make any positive impact on smartphones: how no one’s going to be able to notice any quality difference compared to 1080p, how performance and battery life will be inevitable causalities, or how manufacturers are only introducing such components for the sake of saying “look what I have that you don’t.” But make no mistake; they’re coming. We’ve heard about a few early contenders for phones that might arrive with displays in the 2560 x 1440 range, and today we start getting launch details on one of them, the Vivo Xplay 3S.

We first heard about this guy all the way back in mid-October, when a teaser arrived to trumpet the phone’s 2K screen. While the phone’s official launch is expected a little later this week, carrier China Mobile already started displaying pricing for the 3S, giving us a peek at what this sort of ultra-high-res luxury will set you back.

Off-contract, the 32GB Xplay 3S should sell for what works out to about $740, while the 64GB model would fetch a little over $820. For comparison, we’ve seen the original 5.7-inch 1080p Vivo Xplay (above) sell for more around the $500 mark.

Will the Xplay 3S seem worth that much, beautiful screen and all? With that launch planned for December 12, the world’s just a few days away from finding out.

chinamobileSource: China Mobile
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!