Oh, no! There may not be enough 1080p displays this year

Oh, no! There may not be enough 1080p displays this year
Sad news for all of us pixel density lovers: industry sources inform that Sharp, one of the few manufacturers of 1080p displays, is experiencing supply shortages, which may lead to problems with availability for a number of handsets this year.

Please note that this isn't official information, so it may not be entirely true, but still, why should Digitimes make that stuff up? According to the rumor, the insufficient supply of 1080p screens is partly due to the impressive sales of the Sharp Aquos Phone in Taiwan, which makes use of the same type of screen. Unfortunately, the sources are unsure about exactly when Sharp might be able to catch up with demand. Let's hope this will happen before the major smartphone manufacturers start announcing their 1080p beasts, because 2013 surely shapes up as the year of the Full HD smartphone.

On another note, Sharp may have recently made a small breakthrough with regards to the production of its IGZO displays, and so it is believed that the company will be releasing a phone with such screen sometime this year. Hopefully, Sharp will be able to produce enough of these so that other manufacturers (Apple?) can also use them for their handsets.

source: Digitimes



1. wendygarett unregistered

Yay!!! That means the world is safe from the eyes cancer!!! Take that droid dna!!! :D

3. G3Sidhu

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

everytime i think "people cant be that stupid", i'm proven wrong.

6. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

The F this I just read? (-_-)?

8. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

eye cancer, wtf?

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wendy I kinda like you but this was just too much even for some crazy mindf**k trollish sarcasm

14. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

OMG... kill me!

17. SkurtMcGurt

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I think I just lost brain cells from this comment -___-

20. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

lol to funny

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Interesting if people can get cancer because of trolling?

23. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

read it as 'i' cancer and it makes sense ;-)

31. CheapSocks

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

that's some nice engrish, please stop the feeding the troll with the comments!

34. phljcnth

Posts: 566; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Your comment is giving me eyes cancer.

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Fine by me. 720p screens for cell phones are MORE than enough in terms quality/detail. 1080p is just a marketing gimmick. it was in the HDTV era and obviously its going to be again in the mobile world

9. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Inside sources claim the Note 3 may have a screen res greater than 1080p, same as nexus 10 but I like many, don't buy that for one sec. 720p will be pretty much be good as dead on any high end android so don't expect that to be the trend this year or next or ever, I would expect mid range to be using these types if screen thus pushing prices up

18. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Couldn't agree with you more. Anyone could simply google it and find out than that the human eye can barely detect the difference between 720p and 1080p. Now if we're talking like 80+ inch screens that's a different story, but if you've got an under 60 inch TV/smartphone, 720p is perfect.

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I don't believe this... Earlier in 2012 there was a rumor that Qualcomm can't make enough S4 DualCore Krait chips for the market, but that didn't happened...

5. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Awell, wont effect me getting a Note 2

7. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

On a 5" display can the human eye differentiate between 720 and 1080?

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If you have a good eyesight. On a 4.7 inch, it would be almost impossible from the usual watching distance

35. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

if its pentile, yes definitely. I can still see those horrible sub-pixel-starved screens on s3 and galaxy camera :(( and thats only 4.8"

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Not a problem for me. I got with JDI.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Oh, no! There may not be enough 1080p displays this year" There will be!

15. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I dont think i can distinguish between 720p and 1080p that easily so this news isnt that bad :)

27. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I've seen the Droid DNA in person, the difference is negligible other than when you are viewing pictures and videos otherwise it is hard pressed to tell the difference. Although the viewing angles are superior to any 720p display I've come across. I have got generally good eyesight so I'm being biased, otherwise for the majority of people, there really is little to difference.

30. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

well, currently i own a 3.5" 320x480 armv6 phone i think that 1080p is the least of my concern :)

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

You still cant tell me that there is enough of a actual visual difference (not in your head) to justify the extra horsepower and battery needed for 1080p vs 720p. You cant tell the difference on a TV under like 36 inches.. yet your gonna tell me you can tell the difference at 5 inches on a phone? lol. Its in your head peeps.

19. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

not enough is ok with me not upgrading anytime soon

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

All I need is retina display ftw!!!!

29. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You actually have a bit of a point there,the iPhone may actually get a HD compliant 720p screen this year so 1080p is not something which will come into the iPhone world for perhaps 2 generations yet.

24. phljcnth

Posts: 566; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't feel the need for 1080p smartphone displays as my eyes are not microscopic. They're only big on paper I suppose. What make more sense to me are the flexible display and impressive camera technology.

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