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Qualcomm demonstrates its future display: 5.1-inch Mirasol 577ppi screen

0. phoneArena 22 May 2013, 02:56 posted on

The time of super high-resolution displays has already come with pixel density of over 440ppi on most high-end smartphones today…

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posted on 22 May 2013, 02:59 2

1. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


WOW :O

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:39 33

12. Kurai (unregistered)


ithink 720p is enough . . . i'm not going to stick my eye near the display anyway

posted on 22 May 2013, 13:34 2

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i need 1000ppi because my eyes work like microscope......bring it on....LOL

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:31

60. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


who raises these retard haters?.. every comment has a thumbs down. It must be rooming around here

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:41 25

13. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


2560 x 1440!!!!!
Now really what is the point of that
We've already said the human eye cant detect more than 300 ppi

posted on 22 May 2013, 06:23 4

26. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I had the S3 with 308ppi and now i have the S4 with 441ppi, and i can notice the difference easily with a naked eye, but i am not sure if i will be able to do that between 441 and 577.

But anyway, i guess it will be ridiculous to push pixels density more, a 16x16 icon on a 5" 320x240 screen, will be large enough to be easily clickable, but on a 1920x1080, you need to scale that same icon six times in order to keep it clickable, same for text size.

posted on 22 May 2013, 07:08 6

33. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Since the GS3 and 4 uses different Pentile setups.....are you sure what you notice isnt that?

Cuz looking at my Droid X1 and Rezound....I couldnt tell the difference all that much. At normal viewing distances......maybe 1-2 inches from my face I could.....but thats not normal use for me.

posted on 22 May 2013, 11:45 1

55. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Mainly that's due to the subpixel count. The techology that Samsung used on there S3 had a lower subpixel (the little light switches that make up a pixel) count than that of competitors; hence some people saw edges of icons.

posted on 22 May 2013, 07:04 1

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think that you should watch this video:

"Japan Display develops world's heighest resolution LCD panel - 651ppi in a 3.2" display"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuBevxQG6eo

posted on 22 May 2013, 05:02

19. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


This is not about the ppi..

posted on 22 May 2013, 10:26 1

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


Looks like 8 people don't like this? They live in the past, with last years or 2 years old Tech!

Pathetic™

posted on 22 May 2013, 10:50

54. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Regarding the new display technology - impressive. I'd like to see more.

Regarding the "pat ourselves on the back video" that gives a handful of execs their 15 minutes of fame - 2:26 of my time wasted.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:03

61. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


thats ridiculous!
I actually like mirasol displays I think they are the next big leap in screens.
but 577ppi?!? really?! thats waaay too much. I have very sharp eyes and I actuly can see pixels of HTC One. but I think even 320 ppi of iphone is enough! hech, I think my galaxy note ( original) is okay I guess.
this high ppi can do no good, it actuly lay a hell of a procces on gpu to calculate. wich leads to battery drain.
its only a marketing move...

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:01 5

2. taikucing (unregistered)


R.I.P amoled & retina display

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:14 2

5. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


what if there no light source????? LMFAO

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:18 8

7. red_fox (unregistered)


You mean R.I.P battery?

posted on 22 May 2013, 05:13 8

21. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Power comsumption is precisely one of the good points for Mirasol
"It is also nearly 6 times more power efficient."
Please read before commenting.

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:58

57. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Because it works on reflection of outside light source, it'll never replace oled or lcd........

posted on 22 May 2013, 16:59

59. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Don't be so sure, what if that will be improved!?

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:05 6

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Hahaha, guys you can keep talking about innovation between OEMs all you want, but this is real innovation that makes an impact.

posted on 22 May 2013, 05:05

20. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


They can argue about ppi all they want. PPI's could go high as they want. The real deal here is the display tech. With device screens getting bigger, LCD and OLED efficiency may not get any better. This could be the answer to that. Also, the answer to Samsung's monopoly on AMOLED.

posted on 22 May 2013, 08:42

41. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Also consider color saturation, ppi is ok for resolution but having the right color temperature is important, consider the Xperia z while good res colors dont look right, as well as no viewing angles.

posted on 22 May 2013, 09:29 1

48. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Software can change color warmth...
I use an application on my work computer to adjust color temperature based on light levels and the degree of my hangover.

posted on 22 May 2013, 10:04

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree, you can use software for calibration and so on, but for example talking about OLED, if diode is physically unable to reproduce certain color temperature then you can use any software you want it won't help.

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:09 8

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It's awesome but too much overkill. We still need more power from the mobile GPUs.
Even full-fledged discrete graphics cards on PCs struggle on that resolution.

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:15 4

6. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


future e-ink

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:29

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


E-ink!!! Hahaha enjoy your future kindle!

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:21 5

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


That's amazing but really if the naked eye can't see the difference between 400ppi and 450ppi say, then how will this help except add extra cost...? Correct me if I'm wrong....

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:41 6

14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Who the hell feels the need to thumb down every comment on this post i mean look....

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:32 9

10. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


This will prove a good display in book readers. Not in media devices though.

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