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Huawei CEO Says They Have Perfected 2K Screen Technology

by Joe 8

Last year, Huawei CEO Richard Yu had made fun of rival Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Meizu for using 2K displays. He had said that such high resolution on a smartphone display was unnecessary and adversely affected the battery life of the phone. But recently, in a weibo post, he revealed that Huawei smartphone will soon come equipped with Quad HD displays. And a couple of days back, we saw on TENAA that the upcoming Huawei Honor V8 was going to be the first Huawei smartphone with a 2K display.


Now, Richard Yu reveals more information about his decision to go with 2K display this year. He revealed earlier today that 2K display technology brings a lot of problems like heat, high power consumption, decline in life etc. Many manufacturers used this technology in advance at the cost of the experience of the user. But now, he states that Huawei has perfected 2K screen technology. Another good reason for using 2K display is that it is a perfect fit for VR.

So, now, it makes sense to use 2K screens on smartphones. We have seen many companies going back from 2K to 1080p on their flagship phones due to the disadvantages associated with such high-resolution displays. But we will have to wait and see Huawei’s take on 2K displays and how better are they as compared to current competitors in the market.

Interestingly, the Huawei P9 series doesn’t have a model with a 2K screen. Instead, the Honor V8, which is supposed to be the affordable flagship lineup will get such a high-resolution variant. Another highlight of the V8 series is going to be the dual cameras at the back, but it is said that the setup is without the Leica certification.

The company will unveil the series on May 10, the same day as the release of the Xiaomi Max, Mi Band 2 and MIUI 8. So, things are going to be exciting for us Chinese phone lovers on that day.

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  • Rigge

    Good article, thanks!!

  • tauerman

    Why is a 2560*1440 screen necessary for VR?

    • Alexis T

      To avoid displaying distant objects as a bunch of pixels. Some even says 2k isn’t sufficient and we’ll have to wait for 4k screens to get the proper rendering of distant objects.

      Do you already had a satisfying experience of VR with a 1080p screen? I mean VR with a complexe world, not simplistic graphics to avoid the aforementioned problematic.

      • tauerman

        I didn’t have a chance to try VR yet, hence my question above.

    • Allanitomwesh

      The high PPI is a must so close to the eye

  • Muhammad Yasir

    right … just like you have mastered time travel , interstellar travel and also the secret to ETERNAL YOUTH !

  • wolvie

    Yeah and huawei selling price will be $2k also LOL

    Finally another excuse for huawei to jack off their price !!

  • balcobomber25

    To me the only thing 2K and above is useful for is VR which I have very little interest in. On screens as small as most smartphones it is just a waste of resources.