Full HD 1080p display panels have become a standard for mobile displays ever since HTC introduced the Butterfly smartphone (Droid DNA in the U.S.) late last year. But Chinese manufacturer Vivo is already looking to up the ante by launching a smartphone with a 2K display. According to a teaser posted by the company on Chinese social networking site Weibo, the Xplay3s will feature a display resolution of 2560×1440. Although the display dimensions aren’t specified, it’s probably safe to assume that Vivo is borrowing LG’s recently announced 5.5 inch panel which sports the same display resolution.
All we have for the time being is the teaser with no details on other aspects of its hardware. But it is being said that the smartphone will pack a quad core Snapdragon 800 chip and support for 4G TDD/FDD LTE with compatible Chinese carriers. We’re not sure if this will spark off a change in trend as far as mobile display resolutions are concerned, but it most likely won’t. Although smartphones do come with the horsepower to run such powerful displays, battery backup will remain a concern.
Via: GSM Arena