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.

Oppo Find 7

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6 replies on “Lilbits (12-17-2013): Attack of the 2K phones”

  1. why phones get higher and higher resolutions and small laptops are stuck at 1366×768?

  2. why do you need that high a resolution on a phone? I can’t see why you need 1080p let alone 2K.. on a screen under 6 inches

    1. Because it’s the new GHz like back in the PC CPU wars about a decade ago but but now it’s with phones.

      It gets people to buy the phones. Just look at all those people on the internet who keep saying things like “no 1080p? fail. dur” and those are so called “power users” and “tech enthusiasts.”

      1. Yeah. I agree with John. It’s all about marketing. People who think they need a 2K phone are the same people who think they need a 50″ LCD TV and a 400 hp SUV. They just want something else to brag about.

        1. Not only that, there’s its main purpose: keeping prices and profits high as technology costs plummet.

      2. I really don’t care about such stratospheric resolution on a phone, but if it helps move things along so that desktop monitors with > 1080p resolution come down in price faster,
        I’m all for the uber res on phones.

        The newest tech is introduced in the priciest gadgets, then it eventually trickles down to mainstream products.

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