Sharp reportedly working on a 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution smartphone display panel

One of the recent pop-trends amongst smartphone manufacturers is the strive towards higher resolution screens and higher pixel densities. Just 3 years ago, flagships were topping out at 720p (1280 x 720) and sporting PPI densities well above 300, though, when the larger-screen trend hit, phone suppliers started looking for ways to bump the resolutions even further. In the past couple of years, we've seen a jump from HD (1280 x 720) to FHD (1920 x 1080), to this year's QHD (2560 x 1440).
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68 Comments

49. awani1

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

If you don't like it dont buy it.... THIS is technology trying to move forward.... Stop trying to put us back with ur silly whining.... THIS is why we fell in love with Android in the first place.... Always trying to raise the standard instead of apple's always trying to raise the money

51. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

And why the hell do you need a freaking higher resolution then your damn TV/computer monitor on a 5'' screen? Seriously, 720P is plenty for the average crowd and even 1080P is hardly noticably to me.

52. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

So instead of refining QHD or FHD display tech, they hop over to a resolution that hasn't even reached maturity?

53. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You use screens like this in virtual reality headsets, but amoled is best suited for this for the superior refresh rates, LCD is too slow.

54. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

LAME!!

55. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

2K is good enough on a smartphone. I think 4K should be reserved for tablets, although on a 6.5"~ panel wouldn't be too bad.

58. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just what we need. /s

68. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 288; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

4k is too much :|
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