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1080p is not enough: high-end smartphones in 2014 may feature 6-inch 1600 x 2560-pixel screens

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jun 2013, 02:49

Up from today’s 1080p, we are about to jump right into 1600 x 2560-pixel screens. The new displays are expected to ship on 6-inch phablets next year…

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posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:37

17. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Right... Now if this information isn't followed up immediately by good news on the GPU front, I'll be worried...

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:44

22. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

PowerVR Rogue series 6 GPUs

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:40 1

19. 4stars (unregistered)

meanwhile most ultrabooks are struggling with 1366 x 768

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:58 3

26. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

the Samsung Series 9 is 1600 x 900 :P

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 06:23

41. vincelongman (Posts: 5077; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Actually they are already plenty of 900p & 1080p ultrabooks. Most new ultrabooks are 1080p, and some are even 1440p.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:41 8

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

perfection? i call it a waste of GPU power.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:44 6

21. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Instead, make better batteries. We don't need higher resolution displays. We need more efficient ones. IGZO!


posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:50 3

23. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

I would love to have a 6-inch 1600 x 2560 pixel display, it would be an orgasm to the eye. But damn, that would need a killer CPU + GPU to not lag, and a batterytime of 20 minutes haha..

We need a revolution in the battery area.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:06 3

27. Boybawang (Posts: 148; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)

C'mon, I can't even see the difference between 720p and 1080p! What a waste of CPU cycle and Battery.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:06 1

28. jonartpop (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

Theyre supposed to more focus on improving the battery capacity.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:20

29. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

Ya that's right I always said that 6 inches are ideal for smart phone but no one believe me till they bought s4 and they said oh the screen could be a little bigger. I love 4k screen s I don't care about how much it's cost just have a 18 or 22 nm cpu save the lost battery

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:31 2

35. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

4 - 5 inch are still the ideal screen size, the sales of the note 2 or optimus G PRO says it... people are now forced to go bigger because if you want the best specs, you need to go bigger. I can assure you more people would want a 5 inch phone with the best specs over a 6 inch phone with the best specs.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:42

36. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

I think you're right but for people who use smartphone s for most of the works think that 6 inches is ideal like me

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:22

31. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

But ultra hd screen need a powerful gpu like the one that snapdragon 800 had

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:27

33. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

The revolution on the battery has already exists but I don't know why they didn't used .I think it will be available on 2014 ..... but hey there is a nother problem I always over clock my phone s in the winter and I don't have any battery problem but the problem is heat ..even if you have 10000 mah battery you can't speed up your smart phone because the gpu and cpu make alot of heat even 32 or 28 nm chips make alit of heat

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:29 1

34. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

yeaah I really don't think anything bigger than 1080p for a 5 in device is necessary... they just make it difficult for software developers who then have to design their apps to be usable on a 1920x1080 5" display and then a 2560x1600 5" display as well...

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:53 1

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

they're accelerating human evolution...bigger display so mother nature will let us reproduce with bigger hands:]
Soon, we will look like that frikky alien from Prometheus.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:53 1

38. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

The way that revolution should came to smartphone s and phablets
1 .cpu and gpu production should use 12 or 18 nm because of heat and power saving
2 .battery should become 4500 or 4000 mah not 3000 mah
3 . Then the last thing screen should be 4k or 1600 p

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 14:26

55. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Why do smartphone screens need to be 4k or 1600p? All its going to do is raise the cost and your not gonna be able to tell any difference from 1080p as the human eye just doesnt have that capability. Its just a way for them to make more money and more specs to boast about, because they arent coming up with many innovative ideas for smartphones anymore.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 06:57 1

43. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Displays are already better than the iPad, so why is this being listed as the high end standard?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:04

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Pointless, even though it will probably happen anyway. Although, I think it's worthwhile to note that most phones (or phablets, although I think that term shouldn't exist) have a screen ratio of 16:9, not 16:10. Considering that, these screens would be 2560x1440, not 2560x1600.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:34

47. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Technology,Innovation and its Speed. O_O
Serious Awesomeness.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:56 1

48. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Making a phone bigger and giving it a ppi that won't do your eyes any good is not innovation.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 08:37

50. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Can anyone explain why a 30 inch monitor usually runs well over a thousand dollars. Yet I could get the same resolution on a 10.1 inch tab for much less. Seems like the 30 inch monitors are at least as high as they were back in 2007 when I first started getting into computers

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 09:00 1

51. bparkerson (unregistered)

I will appreciate the higher pixel density if for nothing more than zooming webpages with text, pics and so forth. People claim you can't see the pixels in a 1080p display now. They are correct but it's not the pixels I'm looking for, it's the sharp image it displays. It's just like when misinformed people said 720P was overkill...BS! Look at the displays on the S4 or the HTC One and tell me that's overkill. That, my friend, is the closest to display perfection until....yes, 2K and then 4K!!!

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 14:30

56. kboo1995 (unregistered)

not being a jerk
but this news is old

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 22:20

57. hafiz9876 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:42

58. WLF68 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

1600p is useless for a phone, but it's will be that much better for virtual reality.

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