Apple goes to 2K: 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will get a display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
In the network, the debate continues regarding optimal display resolution for mobile devices. Some manufacturers have decided to stay on Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), while others believe Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) is the most appropriate option for smartphones with screens of 5-6 inches. As reported by informed sources, the 5.5-inch model of the new iPhone 7 will get a display with a resolution of 2K.
In Chinese social network Weibo had circulated information on the screens of the new generation of smartphones Apple. Source has published pictures of components allegedly owned by 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 7. If the information is confirmed, then a compact model of the “sevens” will pass with resolution 1334×750 pixels at 1920 x 1080 and a larger version is 1920 x 1080 pixels receive the display panel 2560 x 1440 pixels. Presents screens manufactured by JDI – one of Apple’s main suppliers.
Previously, the iPhone maker refused to transition to retina displays. According to Apple, higher resolution, compared to what is already used now is not as important as battery life.
While manufacturers of Android-smartphone went after ultra-high resolution, widely moving from Full HD to 2K, in Cupertino decided that smartphones with screen size up to 6 inches is enough Full HD
More pixels on the screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches is not necessary for several reasons. First, on such a small display, the human eye in most cases does not distinguish between image detail to a degree to offer a resolution above 1080p. Second, for ultra-high resolution available, not so much ready-made content for 1080p. And third, Apple thinks that as it is the time of the smartphone is more important than the number of points on the screen.
That forced Apple to reconsider this decision, is unknown. In any case, the transition at 2K will result in the need to adapt all the games and apps in the App Store under ultra-high resolution.