4K smartphone screen
Sharp has announced plans to deliver 4K smartphone screens next year. The Japanese company – which produces screens for Apple’s iPhones and other manufacturers – says it can squeeze a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution into a 5.5in display.
Don’t get too excited just yet though. The first panels are likely going into smartphones for China; it will take some time for Sharp to boost production enough for the rest of the world. Even so, I’m not sure it even makes sense for a smartphone screen to have such a high resolution.
Sure, in the tech world, more is often better than less. And I can appreciate high resolution displays; I bought my first HDTV years before content was available back in 2003, for example. I also enjoy the 2560 x 1700 display on Google’s Chromebook Pixel and my MacBook Pro is connected to a UHD monitor with 3840 x 2160 resolution.
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But 806 pixels per inch on a pocketable device that you hold about a foot from your eyes? It sounds like unnecessary overkill to me. That aside, the benefits of such a highly detailed display can be outweighed by the battery life and GPU requirements needed to power it.
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