Popular Chinese electronics manufacturer BBK might be on the verge of outing yet another unique smartphone soon. If all goes well and according to the specs boasted by the company last month, we might soon be setting our eyes on the Vivo Xplay3S, the world's first 2K smartphone.
BBK seems to be a company bent on pushing the boundaries of smartphones, or at least making a name for itself by being unique, if not eccentric. In August, it announced the Vivo X3, so far the world's thinnest smartphone with a thickness of 5.75 mm, squarely beating titleholder Huawei Ascend P6's 6.18 mm and Sony Xperia Z Ultra's 6.5 mm. Then a few weeks ago, the company teased some illustrations of what it calls the world's first 2K display smartphone. This practically means a screen resolution of 2560x1440 crammed in a smartphone-sized display.
Over at the Chinese social networking site Weibo, the Vivo Xplay3S appears in the first ever photo of an actual device. The post doesn't give any new detail other than the use of Corning Glass 3 and a high-strength steel frame. At the moment, we still don't know the actual screen size, much less the effects of such a high-pixel density on even something as big as a 6-inch screen. The Vivo Xplay3S is still expected to be touting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and support dual-mode LTE. But other than that, much of the device still remains a mystery.
There are also no new details regarding the product's unveiling, pricing, or availability. But if a seemingly finished model is already making a photo appearance, presuming it is an actual device and not just a frame, we can probably expect it really soon.