There have been a lot of talk around whether Samsung and LG are planning to embrace Ultra HD (4K) panels for its smartphones in 2016. Latest reports from iNEWS has stated that Samsung in particular will stick with QHD (2560 by 1440) panels due to lack of 4K content in the market. Another report suggests that LG is pulling out too.
Another reason behind this decision is perhaps the overheating issues and power efficiency with 4K panels from LG Display and Samsung Display. Samsung would have benefited from 4K displays for its smartphone as would have worked well its Gear VR headset. However, the population for Gear VR users is still mighty low as of now, which is why Samsung [...]
Phone cameras have come a long way; from VGA, all the way to 40 megapixel shooters. But it isn’t only the still imagery that has taken a futuristic leap. The video recording functionality is something that has transformed over the ages as well. With the advent of 4K or UHD TVs in the market and also video streaming website like YouTube and Vimeo supporting 4K content, the demand for 4K recorders has increased. Hence the smartphone manufacturers are now focusing on the high resolution video recording feature and the result is the 4K video shooting capability on many smartphones today.
4K is a 3840 x 2160p resolution [...]