1080p is not enough: high-end smartphones in 2014 may feature 6-inch 1600 x 2560-pixel screens
posted by Victor H. / Jun 17, 2013, 2:49 AM
For the geeks, the new 1600 x 2560-pixel resolution goes by the WQXGA acronym, and means that next year the resolution on your smartphone might be higher than the one on an Apple iPad.
With a pixel density of over 500ppi, the obvious benefits will be that text will appear crystal clear and images even sharper.
We first heard about a 6-inch 1600 x 2560 pixel displays back in 2011 when Toshiba announced it has made an LCD screen with the world’s highest pixel density. Since then, Japan Display and Sharp have also unveiled 1600p displays late last year.
If we had to give out an award for the fastest growing mobile technology, it would probably go to makers of smartphone screens. Just a couple of years ago, the Apple iPhone 4 stunned us with its high-resolution “Retina” display and Android followed up quickly with a ton of 720p devices. Fast forward to today and we have 1080p quad-core smartphones selling for around $200 in China.
To see a piece of that future, right below is a demonstration of Sharp’s new 1600p 6-inch display.
source: ET News via Android Beat
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come on... please don't make smartphones exceed 5" ! unless less bezel like the GS4 compared to GS3
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 2:54 AM 28
Your response has absolutely nothing to do with the article
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:08 AM 2
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No it does not say that. You read the title of the article wrong. It says future high end smartphones MAY feature 6 inch screens with a 1600x2560 resolution. There is a big difference between the words "will" and "may", one insinuates there is a choice or option while the other is basically saying it's going to happen whether you like it or not.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 11:07 AM 0
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OR Concentrate on battery techology ? :)
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 5:18 AM 14
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it's an excuse for having an additional bullet point on the new things to show off... 720p for 4.3" screen is great, 1080p for 5" screen is awesome... and we should leave resolution at that while we tackle contrast for LCD, oled lifetime and burning, color gamut, power consumption, mechanical resistance... Etc ppi is not an issue on today's smartphones... battery is.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 11:14 AM 3
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They already cross 5" at 2012 with note 2. I really think it's just healthy technological advancement. One benefit is that it's would bring down the price for 5“smart phone called the mini in 2014. lol!
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 7:22 AM 0
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At this point in the game, I'm seriously wondering at what point do they cap screen resolutions and sizes? At what point do we say, "They're just stuffing the spec sheet"?
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:01 AM 4
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That's completely useless to me, 1600p on smartphones. And they are trying to tell me in 2015 you get 4K on smartphones? I think it is time to stop including screen resolution as a way of judging a phone in phone reviews, especially if it has at least 1080p resolution. Batteries are not evolving fast enough to keep up.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:13 AM 6
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Exactly 1080p is already overkill, what will 1600p do? I bet there will be no perceivable difference other than at a microscopic level, it will put more strain on the CPU/GPU. I hope this is isn't true and manufacturers just improve the 1080p displays. It's getting quite pathetic really, laptops are still stuck on 1080p why should smartphones get 1600p?
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 6:32 AM 6
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so we are gonna pay more for a smartphone, just because they add a higher resolution screen that pretty much looks the same to a 720p or 1080p screen unless we have a magnifying glasses in our pocket? No thanks, ill pay extra for a better battery life instead.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:05 AM 6
When the CD was designed, 44kHz at 16bits was chosen because that exceeds the limitations of human hearing. It really isn't much of a difference when it comes to the human eye is it? Who the heck can perceive a noticeable difference between a 400 ppi vs 500 ppi?
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:19 AM 0
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A 4000mAh battery would have been dead even before im done fapping to the porn being played on the phone.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:23 AM 10
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O, haven't you heard of double octa-core processors with MEGA.BIg.little.tech that saves battery?? 8 cores for battery saving...8 cores for intensive tasks...Some would like to call it "Hexadeca"-core. (sarcasm implied)
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 4:20 AM 5
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Wait a minute , Nexus 10 has the higher rezolution 2560x1600 yet, vs 2048x1536 iPad 4.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 3:26 AM 2
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