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Sharp begins mass production of 5-inch 1080p smartphone screens

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 07:05 posted on

Sharp has now begun mass manufacturing of 5-inch displays with the stunning 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution…

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:02

37. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


1080*1920 = 2,073,600 pixels
720*1280 = 921,600 pixels

2,073,600 / 921,600 = 2.25

Where do you get 4x?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:07

39. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Sorry "IHateApple," I should have hit refresh before posting!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:11

54. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Doesn't matter. We are all humans. :D

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:45 4

30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


remixfa, if they want to make it, then why is it ridiculous? Hey I am all for it. It's like saying an athlete is not worth $100 million, but if someone is WILLING to pay it then who are we to say otherwise?

I mean if Sharp wants to make it, then who are we to say it's ridiculous? They must have their reasons to make it. Why would they spend their time and resources to make something like that? It makes sense to someone. So I really don't think it's all to ridiculous. Just my opinion.

Hey whether you like it or not 1080p screens are coming.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:10 2

40. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You definitely have a point. I say the same thing about things like the Galaxy Note..."Who wants a phone that large?" But it simply isn't for me, and some people out there find it alluring. Who am I to argue with personal preference? I just despise those that tout they have the best thing when they are really simply trying to justify their purchase.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 10:08

42. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly. Companies develop stuff because they want to sell it. I mean if you had the choice of a 720p or a 1080p & they both were the same price which one will you choose?

Sharp is doing this because the demand is there & because they want to differentiate from what is out there.

+1

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:56

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The only reason they are doing this is to attract uneducated consumers with the "1080p" banner. Really, on displays under 7 inches it isn't necessary; even with 7 inches it's still pretty ridiculous.

It takes more graphics power and will drain batteries very quickly; it's alright to try to take a step into new things, but not if it actually does more harm than good.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:57

34. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Ok, so how about Nexus 7 having a 1920 by 1200 screen which will result in 324 pixels per inch?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:06 1

38. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


There you go, now that almost makes sense. Though arguably you don't "need" as much ppi for a tablet because you usually don't hold it as close to you.

Still, the article is talking about a 5inch screen (already ridiculously large IMHO for a phone) at 1080p, not a little larger one at 7inch.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:12

55. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Great for bragging rights! And also for getting sued by Apple!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:10

41. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It's what is nowadays called innovation. Quantitative accumulation of specs. Just like megapixels in cameras. We should all get microscopes with the devices so we could enjoy how sharp those screens are.

There is however a possibility to revive the old idea of magnifying glass on which you attach this smartphone - you get the feeling you are watching large 1080p HDTV.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 10:54

43. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Just specs to grab consumers wanting something better than what there already is, even if what there already is will be no different as you mentioned.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:35

44. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is a plot by Apple to re-introduce the lag issue to Android phones. Think about it....

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:57

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I've been trying to say the same thing for a while now. Some people just can't get it through their heads.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:15

52. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


for the first time, I agree with your statement.
It's all about a massive meaningless race for "the biggest and the best".
For 4 up to 5 inch displays 720p is more than enough.
Everything bigger is just a waste of battery and power of cpu/gpu not to even mention any logical argument standing behind so ridiculous resolution. What does it stand for? A markeing? Probably.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:56 1

14. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Just one word for this, unnecessary!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:56 1

15. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung just don't have enough resources to compete with other companies. Sharp is beating Samsung very bad on display technology.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:07 3

21. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Samsung destroyed a football field of glass to make a screen. Not enough resources? they have a MASSIVE R&D

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:12 3

23. wendygarett (unregistered)


You really need to read more newspaper before you speak...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:16 2

26. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Agreed wendy

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:01

16. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


I thinks for Oppo Phone

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:13

24. raiabdullah (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


for all of you Guys. this is not the HTC NEXUS 5. it's chines phone and company which is launching this phone.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 12:59

45. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I would rather have the 720p screen than this. The reason is right now there is no promise that these displays will play well with battery power that is already being pushed to limits. This is a beasty screen that will suck some serious power. If you count the 4G LTE and all the other tech, say goodbye to battery life.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:24

49. nacho69 (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I thought 300ppi was the limit for your eye to distinguish individual pixels, meaning that it would look the same to your eye going from around 330ppi to 443ppi? I'm all for a higher res smartphone but if we can't tell the difference and it uses more GPU/battery to run, I'll just stay with a 300ppi display. It makes sense for a tablet since we hold those further away. It sounds cool though, I would just have to see it for myself to be convinced that it looks better.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:45

50. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wow..good luck sharp!

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