Friday 22 February 2013

Huawei Ascend P2 to arrive with 720p display because 1080p is unnecessary on less than 5" phones?

   Huawei's upcoming Ascend P2 won't exactly be keeping up with the other flagship devices for the first half of this year, because Huawei think that full 1080p on a smartphone less than 5" in size is unnecessary. Instead the new P2 will be rocking a 720p screen, something which we expect to become very mid-range this year.

   The word came from Huawei's Mobile Division head, Richard Yu, who made his point on China's answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo. He said that because the human eye can't distinguish much more detail than magic 326ppi on 'Retina displays' that he doesn't see the point in screens that reach the crazy 400ppi totals!

   Because of translation problems his exact words are very difficult to pin down, but he said something along these lines:
"That many manufacturers are beginning to focus on 1080p screen. Such a high PPI does not have practical significance... 720p resolution is sufficient, as it's more than 300PPI... [The] processor power consumption [would be] significantly increased, and battery life decreased, [so 1080p screens] do more harm than good." [Machine translation with editing to make understandable.]
   This isn't too major news because Huawei's P-range isn't the premier device in their range, but it'd be nice to have a best in class screen nonetheless. At the moment we don't know much more about the P2 other than rumours. If those rumours are to be believed then the P2 will be packing a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Android Jelly Bean, a 13MP camera and a very solid 3,000mAh battery.

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