Meizu MX4G next to break the 500 ppi barrier with a 5.5" 2560×1536 pixels display, hints CEO


If anyone is still doubtful whether next year we will see phones with even higher than 1080p screen resolution, and hints about Vivo Xplay 3S or Galaxy S5 didn't convince them, this claim above from Meizu's CEO J. Wang will.

Just as he was throwing info on the Meizu MX3 before launch, he is now starting to tease its successor, the Meizu MX4G. As the name implies, it will sport 4G LTE connectivity, but it's the screen details that are breathtaking.

Apparently, the Meizu MX4G will arrive with a 5.5" 1536x2560 pixels display, marking the next one that is to join the UltraHD resolution and 500+ ppi pixel density club next year. Apparently, just like the megapixel wars, stopping at something already more than enough is not an option.

source: CTech

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34 Comments

1. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

meizu a chinese company ?xiaomi competitors

2. Username.

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

What about the CPU,GPU..?

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I doubt it will run games smoothly even if it had a snapdragon 805/tegra 5.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 runs perfectly fine at that resolution with an S800.

17. wattabulb

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Try Asphalt 8 or Gangstar Vegas at max settings...you will knw what he means.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"In terms of real-world experience, it doesn't fail to deliver. We downloaded and played Asphalt 8, a graphically intensive racing game, and it didn't stutter, lag or crash once during our embarrassingly lengthy time playing the game." From TechRadar's review of the device.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

ultra hd !!!! my laptop has 720p 15.6 inch display and it looks good

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You serious? I also have 720p 15 inch and it looks HORRIBLE. I can see pixels from almost a meter away... And text and pictures look horrible.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have a Mac (13") and I don't have a problem. If you're unsatisfied, buy an external display.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop though.

16. gsmarena.com unregistered

good display=hi-res+hi-ppi

29. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Don't forget battery life -- no juice and that display won't work. Reminds me of Nexus 7 that had a great display but poor battery life.

21. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes it looks good I dont need ultra-hiper -mega hd :D

4. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Wow...such beauty, much sharpness, wow... i mean seriously..when will the battery wars start..im waiting for those :-\

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

doge :d

6. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Yes i am waiting for the battery war.. after 1080p in a ~5" device they should just stop, like camera nowadays are standardized at about 12-13mp

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Or the display companies should be working on getting some 5" oled displays that are super power efficient instead of just increasing resolution.

22. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Shatter, I can't believe that for once..I actually agree with you...maybe you...my God.. P.s. it doesn't have to be oled...

8. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

This 2560x1536 resolution isn't UltraHD ( UltraHD=3840x2160 ). But I still very confused with the recents "leaks" wish claiming differents specs like 2560x1440; 2560x1600 and now 2560x1536. Come on PhoneArena.com., I almost think you are the best explaining the display tech. 8-o

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Same tech as its been for years just higher resolution. There isn't much difference in a 720p 5" phone and a 1080p. Its there but ya it is a minimal difference. The difference between a 1440p and a 1080p 5" is nothing unless you have super vision. I find it pathetic that our phones have surpassed TVs, stop the embargo and make 8k and 4k mainstream already. There is always a limitation on everything to the point of raising it not being worth the effort because its near no difference.

25. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

3840x2160 is 4K UltraHD,while 2560x1440 is 2K UltraHD..

27. taikucing unregistered

26. taikucing unregistered

it's called QHD (big Q, not small q)

12. GeekMovement unregistered

+100 to the battery war. I'm totally happy with higher res screens, but 1080p is definitely enough for now on smartphones until computer and tv screens (although some 4k already exists) catch up as the standard.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

19. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Now this is just show off!

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Come on it is now just getting ridiculous, 1080p for 99% of the people is good enough and sharp enough for 6" and below. If anyone says they can see pixels from normal viewing distance they are chatting bs. The only way to see pixels is if you have eyeballs to screen but what uses there device like that. This is just for the sake of saying we got a higher res screen without bringing any real world usage. Even my nexus 7 with 1080p screen is sharp. Keep your ultra hd screen and give us 1080p screen with even better battery. If these companies keep on adding more and more resolution for no good reason especially on small screens than we will just be getting the same old battery life. Where these screens make sense are on larger tablets and TV's obviously. It makes no sense imo to put it on a 5"+ screen when we are already near or above the 350ppi which as I said for probably 99% is crystal clear.

34. jbo5112

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Scientists have tested human vision to a resolution about .3 arcminutes when looking at line pairs, with tests dating back to at least 1897. At 10" away (Apple's quoted distance), iPhone 5s (326 ppi) pixels are 1.05 arcminutes. 0.3 arcminutes works out to about 1,000 ppi. Apple, to get their figures, is using a (less than perfect) single 20/20 eye's ability to do a more complicated task of resolving necessary features for reading letters on a very easily legible font. This translates to an eye chart using just 5x5 pixels on a retina iPhone (4-5s). While still (mostly) legible with 20/20 vision, only having a 5 pixel tall font gets ugly and makes round letters impossible to do correctly. Your vision also improves when you use both eyes together. Before you keep complaining, you should read the Cult of Mac's article on "Why Retina Isn't Enough" (sorry I can't post links yet).

24. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

all i can say is whats the point ? this will just assassinate the battery. i have 20/40 vision ( yes thats real ) and i find a 250ppi screen suitable unless you nose is touching the screen, but why would it be ? what OEM's should be doing is making a phone that can actually last more than a day with battery in mind

28. taikucing unregistered

enough with this pixel density war. retina display is sharp enough. Manufacturers should focus on how to make the phones stay alive for 3 days

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