Android M Now Supports 4K Resolution
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been rumored (for quite some time now) to launch with 4K resolution. However, Google’s announcement that Android M will support 4K has marked a new evolution of resolutions on Mobile phones.
Google announced last night at I/O 2015 Keynote that Android M will be offering a range of new features which is due later this fall. The most noticeable feature was 4K support. 4K display has a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels.
So all these sharp displays on phones have actually confused buyers and they do not know if they need phones with 4K resolution or do they need to buy tablets. A 4K display on 5.7 inch mobile phone screen has a 773ppi pixel density, which is huge. Compared to a regular laptop, they only have 100ppi on their 15.6 inch screens and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.
Previously when users heard about the Quad HD, currently supported in Lollipop, last year people actually went into running figures and finding out how many people could actually tell the difference. Interestingly if you were ridiculously close to your phone screen only then you could tell the difference.
LG’s flagship phone G3 was the first phone that came out with Quad HD Display, and just to differentiate, LG added an over sharpening effect to it. The artificial over-sharpening was added only because it did not show any difference between QHD and HD.
Talking at the analysts’ meeting, Samsung said that they planned to launch 4K resolution phones in 2015 around the end. Taking it back to Note 4, it had 2K resolution so Samsung might just about to jump from 2 to 4 for marking a shift.