Apparently 2K is the new 1080p. This week we heard that Samsung could launch its first phone with a 2560 x 1440 pixel display in February, and a couple different display makers have announced plans to offer phone-sized screens with that display resolution.
Chinese device maker Vivo has already introduced a phone with a 2560 x 1440 pixel display, and now it looks like rival Oppo is going to follow suit. 2014 could well be the year when you buy a new phone with a higher display resolution than your TV.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Oppo Find 7 smartphone to sport a 2K display
Because sometimes 1080p just isn’t good enough. I’m not sure that it’s ever not good enough on a phone-sized display, but maybe the Find 7 will have a 7 foot display? [Oppo]
- There’s finally an official YouTube app for Roku (initially for the Roku 3 only)
Roku’s TV boxes let you stream content from more than 100 internet media sites… but up until now YouTube wasn’t one of them. Now it is. [YouTube]
- Samsung’s HomeSync media server now works with non-Samung Android devices
Samsung’s HomeSync home media server is a powerful device for backing up your content and sending media to a TV. But up until now it was limited by the fact that it only worked with Samsung phones and tablets. Now it’ll work with more Android devices (after you install an app from the Google Play Store). [Samsung Tomorrow]
- Download the Zinio app for Windows, get 6 digital magazines free for 3 months (up to $50 value)
Haven’t tried reading magazines on your Windows tablet yet? New subscribers can now get up to $50 in free magazines by downloading the Zinio app from the Windows Store. [Windows Experience Blog]
- Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8
Name your price for 6 Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android games, including a few that are new to Android and/or Linux. [Humble Bundle]