Qualcomm 2K Resolution Smartphones Are in Full Throttle

By Prateek

Ultra high resolution display lovers can breathe in peace. According to Qualcomm whose chipsets have made shooting and streaming 4K video possible on your smartphones possible, said that there will be many more 2K resolution handsets coming around soon.

Qualcomm VP of Marketing Tim McDonaugh said that we will "see more 2K displays on handsets really soon". He didn't mention which manufacturers will be riding the high-res ship, but he did acknowledge that "China as a market tends to be very specs-driven, so there are tonnes of 2K phones available there already, and of course the LG G3 is 2K."

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Qualcomm 2K Resolution Smartphones Are in Full Throttle

As we can see that Mr. McDonaugh statements are purposefully vague, a possible hint of 2K screens which will be the norm for upcoming smartphones this year. As this is a good sign for others, HTC, Sony and Huawei has sopoken again 1440X2560 resolution display. Qualcomm used to preach against octa-core processors while MediaTek use to flaunt them, but then Snapdragon 810 and 615 came into existance.

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As display vendors such as Samsung have perfected 2K displays and are cooking up 4K displays for production as early as next year, Mr. McDonaugh couldn't escape the question of whether the next resolution tier is coming. He admitted that "we still have to figure out the form factor where there is a true user benefit for 4K [resolution]", adding that "4K screens are moving more quickly on tablets" while "phones are probably more in the future".

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