Feeds

Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER

Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

It’s trade show season in Hong Kong and the Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics has trumped its rivals, principally Samsung, by producing the highest resolution phone display yet.

The AMOLED 5.7-inch display has 2560 x 1440 resolution – which gives you 513ppi (pixels per inch). This compares with the iPhone’s retina display resolution 326 ppi, and the Galaxy S5’s 432.

This display resolution is well within the capabilities of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 which are designed to handle 4096-by-2160 and 2560-by-1600 respectively. How useful this is depends on how close you hold the device to your face.

According to Michael Tusch, CTO of Apical, you'd need to be nearer than 18cm (7 inches) away and would need very good eyesight to see 513 pixels per inch. Tusch said that tablets are typically held 38cm (15 inches) away from the eye.

At full arm's length, those pixels are probably going to be far too small to make a difference, but up close, as in a virtual reality headset, it will make a noticeable difference.

Tush argues that rather than increasing the number of pixels, it's more useful to improve the brightness, colour quality and contrast of the pixels you have.

The pressure is always on handset manufacturers to make phones thinner, so AU Optronics' 5-inch in-cell touch AMOLED panel HD720 will be targeted at them. It is just 0.57mm thick and has a special driver design to increase touch sensitivity. As a result, it can support 10 touch points (all eight fingers and both thumbs – so you can play that virtual piano).

The Taiwanese LCD manufacturer also showed a number of significantly larger curved screens: 42- to 65-inch UHD 4K displays aimed at televisions and 27-inch and 32-inch monitor displays designed for professional graphics, image processing, medical, gaming and industrial use. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.