Richard Yu says the next Huawei phone will have 2K resolution because of VR

Richard Yu says the next Huawei phone will have 2K resolution because of VR
Two years ago, the head of Huawei's consumer business thought that 2K resolution screens were unnecessary. Richard Yu said at the time that humans could not tell the difference between images displayed on a FHD display (1080 x 1920) and a QHD screen (1440 x 2560). He added that using the higher QHD resolution on a new phone would saddle the device with poor battery life.

Today, Yu revealed that he has changed his mind about 2K screens mostly because of Virtual Reality. He says that 2K resolution is required for VR, and that he likes VR. With that circular reasoning, Yu says that Huawei's next phone will carry a 2K screen. Currently, no Huawei handset could use VR since the resolution tops out at 1080 x 1920. We should point out that this doesn't include the Huawei built Nexus 6P which did feature a 1440 x 2560 display. The recently released Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus both sport FHD resolution displays.

Yu also said that Huawei is working hard on a technological breakthrough. While the executive failed to pass along more information about this, our guess is that it has something to do with extending battery life on a phone with a 2K display.

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source: GizmoChina

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40 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Huawei 7P?

28. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

More like Huawei 1440P

2. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Come on, Yu!

3. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

He also said that nobody makes money from Windows Phone and stuff. I hope he changes his mind on that too.

36. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

He's right about WP, though. Look at what happened with Nokia, and the big manufacturers have all but abandoned WP and Win10Mo. There are a few exceptions, of course, but would you buy any Win10mo that isn't Microsoft made right now, if you're twisted enough to do so?

38. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

That's true. However HP Elite is shaping up to be a good device. I don't say I would buy it tho. The mobile OS is what su*ks. MSFT have been trying for almost a decade now and nothing works. Maybe with UWP, Continuum and all those bridges..

4. MSi_Cubi unregistered

Why these crap usa american websites always must bias on Huawei ?? Parena idiots your pathetic ipony DOESN'T have 2k screen WTF u talking sht ??? And NEVER been used in any VR .. bcos it SUCKS ! And bitching on huawei all the time ?? u are too scared huawei is slowly eliminating BORING crap-iphone U are bunch of hypocrites and only bitching on Huawei P9 and its dual camera that it is sht .. But if CRAP your iphony or idonkey would have it u would be creating poems about it how it is beautiful.. SHAME ON YOU LOSERS .. Go play with your ipony ''SE'' edition ..

7. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Would you like me to link you to and android fanboy that was blown away by apples HD screen, so much so that he struggled to tell the difference between apples HD screen and Samsunsg FHD?

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

With images or videos its harder to notice the pixel. with text you can tell the real different. I believe anyone with normal eyes can easily tell the jagged texts character on HD screen.

11. MSi_Cubi unregistered

Hey @Ahovking sony z5 premium has 4k .. why nobody buying it ? it has amazing 4k .. h?

12. MSi_Cubi unregistered

@Ahovking and If I want link ?? no .. I think PA needs that link to see it.. I am fan of JDI IPS and NEO IPS my dear ;)

31. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Me too. Fan of ips neo and ips. Sony 4k display is as good as note 5 display. It was slightly sharper than the note 5 display. It was noticeable to me.But by enabling the super vivid mode the image quality on par with amoled vividness. So Sony has done a marvel with the Z5p. Ips neo tri luminous display beating an AMOLED. every one thinks that this is crazy. Amoled fans should know this. HDR display if released by sony before August. People will see that 1.07 billion colors make a difference. I only prefer the LG display tech and Sony Display tech.They both produce the best ips displays which rival Samsung.

32. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Only problem with ips displays are the black levels .my current phone has 0.29 black level. It is noticeable when i compare with an Amoled.

5. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Meanwhile Sony already has a 4K resolution phone

13. MSi_Cubi unregistered

and yet americans on purpose ignores it nobody buys it.. bcos it isn't ipony or nexus ..

22. Unordinary unregistered

Oooooohhhhh 4K ooooohhh woowwwww amazzinnnngggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!

6. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

What's messed up, is I have an iPhone 6s Plus with google cardboard and my brother has a S6 with Samsungs VR.. And dispite S6 better screen, the iPhone was differently less pixelated than the S6. Im just not convinced you need 2k or higher to have the best VR experience after trying out Samsungs VR,

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

So you are one of those people who lack common sense and think anything that apple doing is magic? LOL

15. MSi_Cubi unregistered

the key to the fine tune is done by the software while many ppl has no idea.. they have must tweak software by smoothing or using kind of antialiasing. ti won't be by its HW..

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its due to the VR HW ($3-30 HW vs $200 HW) I've used both Google Cardboard (I have one myself with a Nexus 5, higher PPI than the 6S+) and GearVR The Field of View of Google Cardboard is tiny compared to GearVR Because the phone is further away on cardboard, the S6 is closer on the GearVR And the GearVR has thicker lens which magnifies more, Cardboard has thinner lens which magnifies less And the lens quality of the google cardboard is not as high as on the GearVR Meaning a clearer image on the S6, but also meaning the pixelation is more noticable

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

That make sense, So nexus 5 with Google Cardboard and S6 with VR which is more noticeable?

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Pixelation and SDE are more noticable on the S6 with GearVR than Nexus 5 with Cardboard But the overal experience is far far better on the S6 with GearVR *Field of View is significantly larger, Cardboard's horizontal FoV is almost half that of GearVR *Image quality is clearer *The S6 with GearVR has far less motion blur because of low persistence AMOLED Google Cardboard is a decent VR taste test But it doesn't come close to these VR systems which are like over 10x its price

34. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

Also the S6 has that Pentile Diamond arrangement if I'm not mistaken, which effectively reduces the number of pixels

35. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good point 1 RGB pixel has 3 sub pixels (R,G and B) 1 Pentile Diamond pixel has 2 sub pixels (R and G OR B and G) The Nexus 5 and 6S+ have about 2.1 million pixels with 6.2 million sub pixels S6 has about 3.7 million pixels with 7.4 million sub pixels So the S6 still has more sub pixels, but the difference is less If possible, the HTC 10 inside the GearVR would look less pixelated than the S6, due to RGB vs Pentile Diamond But the HTC 10 would have more motion blur due to lack of low persistance

19. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Thank you for an actual intelligent reply that brought up something I haven't thought of. My next question why hasn't Samsung fine tuned it to the point it's better than none tuned VR like the ones you can find on an iPhone.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You're welcome :) The problem is hardware isn't quite there yet The overall experience is far far better on the S6 with GearVR *Field of View is significantly larger *Image quality is clearer *The S6 with GearVR has far less motion blur because of low persistence AMOLED The first 2 points come at the cost of pixelation and SDE being more noticable on the S6 with GearVR Samsung decided that those 2 points are more important than the 2 costs Which I, and I believe most, would agree with Especially Field of View, Cardboard's horizontal FoV is almost half that of GearVR So bad that Cardboard makes me motion sick and my eyes sore in only 20 minutes

18. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Magic

14. MSi_Cubi unregistered

@ahovking but what was pixelated ? the same content?

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I've used both Google Cardboard (I have one myself) and GearVR Cardboard is $3-30, so it obviously doesn't come close to the $200 GearVR The Field of View of Google Cardboard is tiny compared to GearVR Because the phone is further away on cardboard, the S6 is closer on the GearVR And the GearVR has thicker lens which magnifies more, Cardboard has thinner lens which magnifies less And the lens quality of the google cardboard is not as high as on the GearVR Meaning a clearer image on the S6, but also meaning the pixelation is more noticable

30. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You are totally lying or completely blind. I've used both in VR and the S6 destroys the iPhone 6S.

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