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Huawei's consumer business CEO thinks QHD displays are stupid, hints at making smartwatches better

0. phoneArena 09 May 2014, 02:44 posted on

The many QHD display skeptics among you may have found their corporate messiah. That would be Huawei's Richard Yu, CEO of the comms giant's consumer business who elaborated on the trend in an interview. "Your eyes totally cannot identify between 1080p and 2K on a smartphone... so it's totally nonsense."

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posted on 09 May 2014, 02:48 1

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


It's actually the other way around.

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:36 2

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 2374; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Well, he is free to express his views... I have seen a difference in UHD and 4K TVs. There will be a difference in mobiles too, either negligible ... technology always improve with time, so QHD implementation is welcome bcoz then only it will be tested in real time and improve over time... if we will criticize then how it will evolve? technology will find a way for better battery too

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:11 9

20. Hyperreal (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


How can you compare a 5 inch smartphone to a 50 inch tv...?

posted on 09 May 2014, 07:10 2

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 2374; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Who is comparing? I am just using as a reference point, read the next line "There will be a difference in mobiles too, either negligible"... be open when reading something

posted on 09 May 2014, 02:50 14

2. timukh (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


It is stupid till they launch their own QHD smartphone..

posted on 09 May 2014, 06:14 1

27. HASHTAG (Posts: 179; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


Yeah, only because of their consumers whining about them not having any.

posted on 09 May 2014, 02:57 12

5. OmarKS (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I agree. I think We really don't need that huge ppi density in a 5 or 5.5 inch display. 1080p is well enough.

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:55 1

15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


people said 1080p was an overkill to.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:07 1

18. Hyperreal (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


But there is a limit. You think you will see a difference between 2k and 4k then? Dont be stupid.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:55 2

25. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Also, there is barely any native content for those resolutions for now so they should focus on battery and other more essential items before throwing in useless resolution upgrades.

posted on 09 May 2014, 02:59 2

6. mayur007 (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


i dont agree

mobile screen inovation helps the tv innovation ...

it gets more toward reality ...

any innovation which makes thin even more clear .. is good

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:35

23. wideallyphan (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 May 2014)


i agree with you regarding the innovation aspect fully.

But i don't think we need even power-hungrier screens BEFORE we get better batteries.

todays standard is, when you can't get to charge your phone in 2 days, you're pretty much f****d. we may be used to that by now, though i don't think it's ideal.

posted on 09 May 2014, 07:57

32. mayur007 (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Thing is easy which each innovation u find more problems and ques
Same thing was said for 1080p but we now have good battery phones, if resolution is the issue then see iphone

It even does not have hd display full hd is far
Still eats battery.. as mid range android..

The thing the better the innovation , then their will also be a innovation to support it..

Thats what technology is all about .. to make it worth u need innovation even little.. still if it supports then its grt if it is not then waste

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:07

34. mayur007 (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Better technology .. need better innovation ..

So if u found 1st step u ll obviously find 2nd as well
Whatever the technology Is upgraded, it will be better than previous one ..
U can see 1080p screen takes 30% less power than previous gen, thats innovation .. y not welcome qhd as well..
Hope I made my point clear

Couldnt edit b4 post due to time ..

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:04 2

7. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


This man is stupid. His IQ should be under 75. Lol.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:09 3

19. Hyperreal (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Sure. And thats why he is a ceo. Lol.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:31 2

22. wideallyphan (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 May 2014)


why is that?

i can't say if i could see the difference between full HD and QHD on a 5" phone, but i know that it would need excessively more power.

Given that flagship phones now have an on-screen-time of 10 hours at best, i'd say that it's dumb to implement those screens before we get better batteries or power-saving capabilities.

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:07 5

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3584; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Bake the cookies. Qhd Resolution below 6.5 is BS and waste of resources.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:29

21. Cicero (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


You're right. Displays for tablets - YES. So you can add a large battery.

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:17 6

9. galanoth (Posts: 335; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


I just want 2560x1600 on an 8 inch Nexus tablet.
Make it happen Google!

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:27 1

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 844; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


No matter how you put it...QHD are for 8 + inch tablets and anything that is beyond 380-400 ppi in my book is utter waste

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:27 1

11. csoulr666 (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


QHD displays are being pushed out not because they benefit consumer products, it's because majority consumers think "the more the merrier".

Even if they want to push higher resolutions, they should focus on battery usage, or battery tech to be exact. Everyone would love to run their phones for a week with moderate usage.

posted on 09 May 2014, 04:45 1

17. Doakie (Posts: 1305; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I think Huawei needs to start selling its flagship's here in the USA. Even if it's just through Amazon. T-Mobile and AT&T are both friendly to unsubsidized phones with global bands. Start marketing them to these people.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:55 1

24. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


In other words, Huawei won't be releasing a QHD phone in the very near future :D

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:59 1

26. SonyPS4 (Posts: 258; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I agree with him. I think better focus making longer battery life and bigger internal storage.

posted on 09 May 2014, 06:16

28. HASHTAG (Posts: 179; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


I agree with you on the battery life, but I don't see a future with an increase of internal storage since manufactures think everyone should rely more on cloud storage.

posted on 09 May 2014, 06:55 2

29. wargreymon (Posts: 163; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


What I read was "We cant do it or understand it, therefore its stupid".

posted on 09 May 2014, 07:14 1

31. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


All the executives who have called some new tech. stupid, were forced to eat their words, after few weeks. When his company will be ready with QHD smartphone, then this very same person, will be telling us that QHD display is new innovation, and revolution smartphone world............

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:01 1

33. tokuzumi (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Without seeing a QHD screen in person, I'm inclined to agree that QHD screens won't offer the wow factor that 720p screens originally did, and 1080p screens did a short time later. Looking at my Nexus 5 from a normal distance (12-18 inches), I'm hard pressed to notice any individual pixels. On a 40"+ tv, it's going to be great. It's not too difficult to see the pixels on my 46" tv from a few feet away. But on a phone, it's just going to be a marketing bullet point, and people on the interwebs will ask "bro, do you even QHD?"

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:27

35. DisCHORD (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Lets see... At around 320 ppi, if you hold the phone a foot or so from your face, then pixels won't be visible... At around 550 ppi, you'd need to hold it like 2 inches from your face to see pixels... Who the hell holds a phone that close to their face???? Qhd is fairly useless on a mobile device with a 5 inch screen. 1080p is about the highest I'd go on a 5 inch phone... Now, it still doesn't change the fact that samsungs have some of the absolute worst color representations on smartphones..

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