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Demand for ultra hi-resolution touchscreens is expected to increase

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Demand for ultra hi-resolution touchscreens is expected to increase
Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4 with its 640x960 pixel resolution and amazing 330 pixel density, the tech world started talking about pixel density as an important factor in a phone's display. Now, pretty much every new flagship model that comes out features a high-definition screen of 720x1280 pixels, providing extreme clarity of the displayed image. According to Digitimes, this trend is to continue and even increase, as it sees demand for such hi-res panels grow even bigger in the future.

Citing its ubiquitous industry sources, Digitimes claims that while devices with ultra high-resolution screens are currently mostly popular in developed economies, more and more users from emerging markets like China are starting to consider those products. As a matter of fact, while the pixel density standard in China has been under 200 ppi in 2011, it has now grown to 230-260 ppi, which is a substantial increase.

With the proliferation of new display technologies like the IGZO display, which allows for even higher resolutions, it is believed that mobile device resolutions will continue to go up with extreme rates in the following years.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 20 Aug 2012, 06:46 2

1. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I've been pretty much looking for high resolution touchscreens since the days of the lg arena in early 2009. The 800x480 resolution on a 3 inch screen was really impressive at the time when 320x240 or 400x240 was the norm,the arena was great for videos!! Its probably not long before 1080p starts getting introduced on larger android handsets from 4.5 inch upwards.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 06:52

2. medicci37 (Posts: 552; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Still waiting 4 a 2560× 1600 Android Tab.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:22

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Ile take the 2560+1900 400ppi 1080p....

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 06:58

3. khmer (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.8 will have 2560x1600 resolution display is coming soon.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:54 4

15. HTCFreak (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


I remember a lot of Sammy-fanboys bashed the iPad 3 because they said a Galaxy Tab with a 2560×1600 screen would come soon. And now you're starting again --'

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:01 1

16. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)


At least they weren't lying about it based on the court document confirmed during the trial. I guess they're waiting for Exynos5 which is the right thing to do

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:01 4

4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


As a professional designer, I was craving for high-density screens for almost a decade in desktop computing. That would be really useful, but nooo... they still sucks, and everyone started to talk about it when iPhone 4 with Retina was released. It only proves how much Apple is treated as someone who leads the industry. Because no one else wants to be the leader, just waits until Apple states what would be the next trend.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:05 3

6. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Then get a Mac!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:12 4

7. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That would be only newest MacBook Pro with Retina screen.

I'm a heavy desktop user. I'll rather wait for display manufacturers to catch up now that they have been approved by the Leader.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:15

8. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Is display ppi your only criteria for buying a desktop?

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:37 4

13. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No. But it's very important. It's more like something that should have been available to professionals for over a decade (true DTP/photography, WYSIWYG typography, no antialising in 3D etc.), but it wasn't.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:31 1

18. medicci37 (Posts: 552; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ AppleConspiracy I agree 100%.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 18:47

20. sgogeta4 (Posts: 390; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Super high resolution panels have been available for a long time but they're usually with larger screen (27"+) monitors since Windows has poor DPI font scaling. For photography, the rMBP doesn't have a great panel due to its low color spectrum. If you have the money or are using it for business, check out Eizo. For color sensitive applications, nothing beats the ColorEdge line. I use the RadiForce line for work (medical).

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 03:06

21. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Eizo is great, but also expensive. Dream Color HP works just as well for much less. Anyway, it's not about resolution, but pixel densities.

If I'm working on DTP, it would be great if monitors were produced with 300ppi density, and that OS-es are capable of adequate resizing - for instance, by using DIP (display independent pixel) like in Android. I don't know what solution is used rMBP.

Moreover, IMO displays like those could be smaller size and be used closer to our eyes - I'm thinking here about Wacom Cintiq style. Screen real estate doesn't depend so much on diagonal but on resolution, so therefore smaller diagonals should be enough.

Of course, I think that graphic cards are perfectly capable of handling those resolutions, however all Industry has been pulled back for years because of gaming Industry demands.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:26

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No no! Then get a SONY Zseries, Like no others, and totally unique and rare, and for high flyers, celebs, entrapners....!
i wish i could afford one!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:27

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Or why dont u use a high-end graphic card?

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:39

14. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I am using high-end graphic card, Quadro FX5600. It's old (and therefore cheaper) but it gives you stuff that couldn't be achieved by contemporary gaming cards, not to mention anything that goes in those pathetic Macs...

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:04

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


There's limit to necessary resolution, the future of phone is wearable devices and voice control.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:23 1

10. dyson (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


"demand will increase for better tech" wow thanks for the heads up "Ray S"

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:11 3

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I believe gallitoking is reading, but can't comment!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 10:09

19. pkiran1996 (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


480x800 is the minimum for me

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