By Stephen Schenck | December 9, 2013 11:04 AM
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.
Source: China Mobile
Via: GSM Arena