Oh, no! There may not be enough 1080p displays this year
Please note that this isn't official information, so it may not be entirely true, but still, why should Digitimes make that stuff up? According to the rumor, the insufficient supply of 1080p screens is partly due to the impressive sales of the Sharp Aquos Phone in Taiwan, which makes use of the same type of screen. Unfortunately, the sources are unsure about exactly when Sharp might be able to catch up with demand. Let's hope this will happen before the major smartphone manufacturers start announcing their 1080p beasts, because 2013 surely shapes up as the year of the Full HD smartphone.
On another note, Sharp may have recently made a small breakthrough with regards to the production of its IGZO displays, and so it is believed that the company will be releasing a phone with such screen sometime this year. Hopefully, Sharp will be able to produce enough of these so that other manufacturers (Apple?) can also use them for their handsets.
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Yay!!! That means the world is safe from the eyes cancer!!! Take that droid dna!!! :D
3. G3Sidhu (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
everytime i think "people cant be that stupid",
i'm proven wrong.
11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Wendy I kinda like you but this was just too much even for some crazy mindf**k trollish sarcasm
17. SkurtMcGurt (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
I think I just lost brain cells from this comment -___-
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Interesting if people can get cancer because of trolling?
23. schinnak (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
read it as 'i' cancer and it makes sense ;-)
31. CheapSocks (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
that's some nice engrish, please stop the feeding the troll with the comments!
2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 351; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Fine by me. 720p screens for cell phones are MORE than enough in terms quality/detail. 1080p is just a marketing gimmick. it was in the HDTV era and obviously its going to be again in the mobile world
9. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Inside sources claim the Note 3 may have a screen res greater than 1080p, same as nexus 10 but I like many, don't buy that for one sec. 720p will be pretty much be good as dead on any high end android so don't expect that to be the trend this year or next or ever, I would expect mid range to be using these types if screen thus pushing prices up
18. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Couldn't agree with you more. Anyone could simply google it and find out than that the human eye can barely detect the difference between 720p and 1080p.
Now if we're talking like 80+ inch screens that's a different story, but if you've got an under 60 inch TV/smartphone, 720p is perfect.
4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
I don't believe this... Earlier in 2012 there was a rumor that Qualcomm can't make enough S4 DualCore Krait chips for the market, but that didn't happened...
7. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
On a 5" display can the human eye differentiate between 720 and 1080?
12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
If you have a good eyesight.
On a 4.7 inch, it would be almost impossible from the usual watching distance
35. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
if its pentile, yes definitely. I can still see those horrible sub-pixel-starved screens on s3 and galaxy camera :(( and thats only 4.8"
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Oh, no! There may not be enough 1080p displays this year"
There will be!
15. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I dont think i can distinguish between 720p and 1080p that easily
so this news isnt that bad :)
27. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I've seen the Droid DNA in person, the difference is negligible other than when you are viewing pictures and videos otherwise it is hard pressed to tell the difference. Although the viewing angles are superior to any 720p display I've come across. I have got generally good eyesight so I'm being biased, otherwise for the majority of people, there really is little to difference.
30. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
well, currently i own a 3.5" 320x480 armv6 phone
i think that 1080p is the least of my concern :)
16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
You still cant tell me that there is enough of a actual visual difference (not in your head) to justify the extra horsepower and battery needed for 1080p vs 720p. You cant tell the difference on a TV under like 36 inches.. yet your gonna tell me you can tell the difference at 5 inches on a phone? lol. Its in your head peeps.
19. cnyte (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
not enough is ok with me not upgrading anytime soon
29. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
You actually have a bit of a point there,the iPhone may actually get a HD compliant 720p screen this year so 1080p is not something which will come into the iPhone world for perhaps 2 generations yet.
24. phljcnth (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I don't feel the need for 1080p smartphone displays as my eyes are not microscopic. They're only big on paper I suppose. What make more sense to me are the flexible display and impressive camera technology.
25. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Indeed, 720p vids would look bad in a 1080 sceeen.
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Same as 1080p videos would not realize the full potential on 720 display. And since majority of phones already can record 1080p videos then why don't have 1080 displays on the phones?
28. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Ditto, videos are definitely much sharper on a full hd display than they are on bog standard HD. People will eventually accept full hd as the norm, I'm one of the few that is on both sides of the argument but leaning slightly for it.
33. phljcnth (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Misconception. Your screen will only be 5" my friend. How far/near do you actually put your phone away from your eyes when viewing multimedia? Apple's Retina Display (not an Apple fanboy) has 300+ ppi and I personally can't recognize pixelations no matter how close I put my eyes to it. How am I going to appreciate 400+ ppi on a regular basis?
32. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5645; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Oh no your sarcasm really sucks! SONY already bout to launch their 5" 1080P screen so as Samsung and LG & others. Most of theses companies use their own screen technology to put on their phones. This guy must be bored or wanted some kind of attention.