ZTE Star 3 could be the first smartphone with a 4K display
1. waddup121 (unregistered)
no! Don't take this from Sammy!
6. carlemillward (unregistered)
First FHD - HTC butterfly/Droid DNA
First QHD - Oppo Find 7/ LG G3\
It's anyones game
12. shaineql (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Its not about being first its about being best at it aka going samsung on it.
19. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
if you talk about being best, then it's Apple what you mean
22. Supersonic (Posts: 203; Member since: 15 May 2015)
Apple is the best? is it a joke mister?
2. Browndynamite (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)
It's a phone for people with hard ons for display
10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Or for people who really hate to have good battery life
4. Moose (Posts: 248; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)
I don't see the point of such a high res display on a phone. If it means compromising battery life, count me out.
5. SIGPRO (Posts: 1443; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Officially not 4K but UHD!
4K >> 4096 x 2160
But manufacturers using 4K term for 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution and that is just wrong, it's only confusing people!
20. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Someone should make 2048x1080 ("proper" 2K) displays just to confuse people
8. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)
The most useless innovation in the mobile industry is a 7inch below display with 4k resolution hell even on a 13 or 15inxh display its still useless.
9. xondk (Posts: 1410; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Nice from a technical perspective, means we will get 4k tv's faster with improved quality, but that's about it.
11. 27satz (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
5.5" 4k display and let's consider a 3000mah battery. Turn on the phone, Use for a hour and battery low alert pops up. U r screwed till you buy next phone.
13. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Which mobile processor supports that resolution?
17. ThePython (Posts: 889; Member since: 08 May 2013)
I think the Snapdragon 810 can support that resolution. Theoretically, anyway.
14. surethom (Posts: 682; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
All this will do is drain the battery quicker
15. miket1737 (Posts: 2548; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
watch it be super high resolution, but lack in other catorgories and qualities that makes a display good like brightness and good color calibration and contrast and reflectancy value and such
18. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)
Damn never seen so many haters in one place at one time. It's the progression of technology. Everyone should be happy. It means that displayd will get better, cheaper, aND more efficient at a much quicker pace. And all of tech world will benefit...
Well except apple lmfao took them 7 years just to get up past 720p or no wait like 750p?
That must be the users above
25. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)
No it's only 4k displays doesn't make any other displays cheaper no one can see the change in the screen and it have less efficiency.
And about Apple 350 is not enough for me i need a 400ppi on a phone and nothing beyond.
21. justForTheRecord (Posts: 51; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)
Most can't tell HD dots from UHD dots without a magnifying lens, and more dots kills batteries faster ... who the h*** is demanding all these silly hi-count dot screens?!?! Certainly no one with a brain.
26. james2841 (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
a "dot" on a FHD 5 inch display is too small to be noticed, but a pixel (1 red dot, 1 green dot, 1 blue dot) can be noticed. it is called pixels, not dots. and more "dots" dont kill battery life (unless you count a couple milliwatts), but it does kill performance greatly.
27. jbo5112 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
There are some people with good vision (not to be confused with average, 20/20 vision) who actually want progress here. For example, the subpixel artifacts created by the 388 PPI diamind PenTile display of the Note 3 started driving me crazy (note there are 776 subpixels per inch). Try doing some research on good vision. I can't post links, but google "Notes by Dr. Optoglass: The Resolution of the Human Eye" and "ClarkVision Notes on the Resolution and Other Details of the Human Eye" for a start. If you don't want the high-res flagships, you're welcome to not buy them.
I'm curious. Do you also throw a fit that companies make high-end cars that are bigger, more powerful, tougher, or faster than most people need? Those do waste gas after all.
23. Supersonic (Posts: 203; Member since: 15 May 2015)
Guys you have to be future proof in technology. with time you have to upgrade your technology/feature in your phone and as a result remain relevant. However some of the manufacturers(like Apple) don't want to offer the same giving the excuse that it is meaningless and accordingly Apple fanboys sing in chorus. I feel it is a great thing to offer the latest technonoly to the consumers. However for some guys grapes are sour. really funny.
24. DBounce (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
4k is the minimum for half way decent VR. The head of oculus stated 16k is ideal for VR. This is just the beginning. But for those resisting progress, no one is forcing you to buy.