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1080p is not enough: high-end smartphones in 2014 may feature 6-inch 1600 x 2560-pixel screens

0. phoneArena 17 Jun 2013, 02:49 posted on

Up from today’s 1080p, we are about to jump right into 1600 x 2560-pixel screens. The new displays are expected to ship on 6-inch phablets next year…

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posted on 17 Jun 2013, 02:54 28

1. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


come on... please don't make smartphones exceed 5" ! unless less bezel like the GS4 compared to GS3

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:08 2

6. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Your response has absolutely nothing to do with the article

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:53 20

24. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


And yours?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:55 14

25. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


how come ? it says future phone will feature 6", i said i hope they won't exceed 5" how is that non related ???

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 11:07

53. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


No it does not say that. You read the title of the article wrong. It says future high end smartphones MAY feature 6 inch screens with a 1600x2560 resolution. There is a big difference between the words "will" and "may", one insinuates there is a choice or option while the other is basically saying it's going to happen whether you like it or not.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 08:13 3

49. mottykels (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Oh common PA give it back the thumbsdown option

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:23 4

32. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm really hating the advancement of tech when it comes to things like this.
It's good but then it's not always good...
Still, i'm still sticking to a 720p device on a sub 5" device.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:18 14

40. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


OR Concentrate on battery techology ? :)

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:21 2

45. nanozander (Posts: 90; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I get the feeling that bigger screen size is just an excuse for manufacturers to give themself move chasis space for bigger battery...

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 10:59 1

52. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Yup i was thinking the same.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 11:14 3

54. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


it's an excuse for having an additional bullet point on the new things to show off...

720p for 4.3" screen is great, 1080p for 5" screen is awesome... and we should leave resolution at that while we tackle contrast for LCD, oled lifetime and burning, color gamut, power consumption, mechanical resistance... Etc

ppi is not an issue on today's smartphones... battery is.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:22

46. joey_sfb (Posts: 5991; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


They already cross 5" at 2012 with note 2. I really think it's just healthy technological advancement. One benefit is that it's would bring down the price for 5“smart phone called the mini in 2014. lol!

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:01 4

2. quakan (Posts: 1380; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


At this point in the game, I'm seriously wondering at what point do they cap screen resolutions and sizes? At what point do we say, "They're just stuffing the spec sheet"?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:13 6

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


That's completely useless to me, 1600p on smartphones. And they are trying to tell me in 2015 you get 4K on smartphones?
I think it is time to stop including screen resolution as a way of judging a phone in phone reviews, especially if it has at least 1080p resolution. Batteries are not evolving fast enough to keep up.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 06:32 6

42. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Exactly 1080p is already overkill, what will 1600p do? I bet there will be no perceivable difference other than at a microscopic level, it will put more strain on the CPU/GPU. I hope this is isn't true and manufacturers just improve the 1080p displays. It's getting quite pathetic really, laptops are still stuck on 1080p why should smartphones get 1600p?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:11 4

39. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


The best specs that needs to evolve should be the batteries. Either way we'll have to charge every now and then. This will be the next challenge for our display and phone makers. I wonder?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:04

3. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Of freakincourse theyre gonna tell you it will be an absolute necessity to have 1600 x 2560-pixel screens in 2014....there is no way to go but up...

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:05 6

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so we are gonna pay more for a smartphone, just because they add a higher resolution screen that pretty much looks the same to a 720p or 1080p screen unless we have a magnifying glasses in our pocket?

No thanks, ill pay extra for a better battery life instead.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:08 5

5. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


companies should rather invest in how to improve battery life of their devices and make their phones charge faster.....the war of the "resolutions" should be over

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:10 2

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Somebody tell these jurkfaces that the human perception has its limits?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:19

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)


When the CD was designed, 44kHz at 16bits was chosen because that exceeds the limitations of human hearing.

It really isn't much of a difference when it comes to the human eye is it? Who the heck can perceive a noticeable difference between a 400 ppi vs 500 ppi?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:21

10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


The PPI on my phone IS already higher than an ipad and the resolution on my tablet is already 1600 x 2560.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:22 1

11. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Screen tech really is move at break neck speed

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:23 10

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


A 4000mAh battery would have been dead even before im done fapping to the porn being played on the phone.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:33

16. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


True story! :(

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:20 5

30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


O, haven't you heard of double octa-core processors with MEGA.BIg.little.tech that saves battery?? 8 cores for battery saving...8 cores for intensive tasks...Some would like to call it "Hexadeca"-core.
(sarcasm implied)

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:26 2

13. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Why don't these people work on batteries! Put a large battery and the Snapdragon powered phones can have the Quick Charge 1.0 chargers for fast charging and the S800 has QC 2.0 even faster!

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:26 2

14. sebaa (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)


Wait a minute , Nexus 10 has the higher rezolution 2560x1600 yet, vs 2048x1536 iPad 4.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:39 2

18. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I don't think that comment was made by PA

When it comes to PPI though HTC One is the highest, unless there's a 4.5 inch 1080p phone

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:29

15. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


so you have 4.0 - 4.7 inch smartphone with UDH resolution. i love it!

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