So you thought that 1280 x 720 pixel display on your Samsung Galaxy S III looked good? Chinese smartphone maker Oppo plans to launch a new phone with a 5 inch, 1080p display.
In other words, it will have 441 pixels per inch, giving it a higher resolution display than pretty much any phone on the market, HTC One X and iPhone 4S included.
The Oppo Find5 X990 is also expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.
The phone is still in the development stages… which means there’s plenty of time for a competitor to rush a phone with a 1080p display to market first. I’m just not sure why anyone would want to.
Apple did a pretty good job of popularizing the idea of a “retina” display, which means that you can’t pick out individual pixels with your eye while holding the phone a reasonable distance from your face. Apple says the magic number is around 320, and while sharper is always better, a 441 ppi display on a 5 inch phone might be overkill.
On the other hand, if it doesn’t add substantially to the cost of the device, the more pixels the merrier.