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QHD smartphones to ship by the millions in 2015, says DisplaySearch

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QHD smartphones to ship by the millions in 2015, says DisplaySearch
NPD DisplaySearch, the agency that tries to be on top of all things display, forecasts up to 23 million shipments of QHD (1440x2560) smartphones in 2015. Ultra HD displays will account for more than 5% of smartphone shipments in North America and Japan in 2015, and on the brink of 5% in western Europe. Thus, if you purchase a QHD phone in 2015, you will become part of the 5%.

For the rest of the display society, the agency forecasts global shipments of smartphones with 720p and 1080p screens to reach 570 million, while QHD phones are expected to reach 41 million in 2014. According to the firm, AU Optronics, JDI, Samsung Display, and other companies already have QHD displays primed for the market. Samsung has confirmed it has a production-ready QHD display with a pixel density of 560 PPI. The same goes for chipset manufacturers, who already have CPU and GPU solutions with the pixel-pushing muscle needed to power said screens.

As battery life concerns run rampant in regards to these big, pixel-dense next-generation displays, DisplaySearch senior analyst Tina Teng claims that "increasingly affordable application processors" will enable manufacturers to provide "greater resolution and lower power consumption". Let's hope that rings true.

The first QHD smartphone, Vivo Xplay3s, will be launched soon in China.

via DigiTimes

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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:14

1. naveenstuns (Posts: 171; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


I dont want to live on this planet anymore!!!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:15

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 331; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Does that mean that Samsung will ship 41 million S5s? ;)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:49

3. babalove (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


lets go to mars

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 12:53

4. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 255; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Did I read that right? Forcast is 41mil for 2014 but only 23mil for 2015?

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 00:24

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Didn't make sense to me either. There will surely be more WQHD screens sold in 2015 than in 2014.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 14:20 1

5. Bozzor (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 May 2012)


The quality of editing here needs to definitely improve. That said, the error starts at the the original source article:http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/140204_smartphone_shipments_forecast_to_reach_23_million_units_in_2015.asp

No one seems to see fit to query the data, despite the fact it is obviously wrong.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 16:06

6. CreeDiddy (Posts: 219; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The Note 4 will be QHD and not the S5. iPhone will not be QHD until 2016 as their resolution will be closer to 2272x1280 on their next iPhone, thus it will go two generations before a screen resolution change.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 21:32 1

7. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


QHD: great on tablets pointless on smartphones.

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