It seems like only yesterday that Martin “Jimmy” James described 1080p displays as the “Holy Grail for smartphone makers”, but oh how far we’ve come in the past 18 months.
Nowadays, smartphone flagships are laughed out of the building if they don’t rock 1080p, and Chinese manufacturer Vivo looks set to take us to crazy new heights.
From out of China, we’re looking at a teaser for something called the Vivo XPlay3S, a device, presumably a smartphone, with a 2K resolution of 2560 x 1440. Yes, that’s 3,686,400 pixels in the palm of your hand. Sweet mother of Moses.
We don’t have an exact Vivo XPlay3S display size to go on just yet, but 5.5in is one proposed size. That’d yield an eye-melting PPI of 534.
You might remember Steve Jobs claiming that 300 PPI was the “magic number” in terms of what the human eye can perceive, but that hasn’t stopped the smartphone industry charging ahead at a frankly insane rate.
Other rumoured Vivo XPlay3S specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and LTE support, while the launch date is tipped for late 2013 i.e. within the next 10-and-a-bit weeks.
Thoughts? Are you wetting your pants, or rolling your eyes at another arguably needless “advance”?
via: Unwired View