All the way back in October of 2013 Vivo teased the Xplay 3S as the first phone to launch with a 2K display, which is a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. At 6-inches this packs a whopping 515 pixels-per-inch, making it the most pixel dense screen on the market. What does this mean for you, the consumer? Basically that screens are going to look like paper from here on out and you won’t be able to see the pixels unless you use a super macro lens. Why does this all matter? Well basically it looks like Vivo’s quest to be the first to market with a 2K display might just be costing them precious market time, as the Xplay 3S has been delayed considerably since its original launch date of December 12th. Each time Vivo has revised the release date they’ve pushed it out a month, first to January 15th, then February 12th, and now it looks like they are shooting for the end of February.
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While anything can go wrong in the planning and eventual manufacturing process of a device this complex, most of the Xplay 3S is right up there with other Android flagships on the market. Inside this super thin 8.58mm thin beast is a zippy Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera to name a few specs. Of course you can’t forget that unbelievably beautiful 6-inch 2K display on the front since it appears to be the reason for the delay in the first place. It’s available for pre-order on Liaow.com for $669 if this is all sounding good to you. Vivo is sticking with the old-school capacitive buttons on the front of the device instead of opting for software buttons for whatever reason, and it even includes a menu button instead of a recents one. There’s no telling at this point if Vivo can even get the phone out before competitors do, as Oppo’s Find 7 is also a 2K display, and the Galaxy S5 is rumored to have a 2K display as well. Both of those devices are expected to debut sometime in March.