The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has been one of the most interesting reveals of IFA. It features the world’s first consumer smartphone with a 4K display. But some skeptics are doubting whether the screen on the Z5 Premium really does feature a 3840 x 2160 pixel display panel. Tech website GSMArena has decided to take on the skeptics and really find out whether Sony’s latest flagship features the aforementioned high-resolution display.
Much of the doubt stems from reports that users who have gotten their hands on the Z5 Premium tested the display’s resolution by taking a screenshot and checking the resulting image’s details. According to the reports, the screenshots were only taken at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which caused people to question whether the Z5 Premium really does feature a 4K display.
The folks at GSMArena put the Xperia Z5 Premium under a microscope to take close-up shots of its display and confirm its resolution. They found out that the new flagship does indeed feature a 4K resolution panel which is clearly evident when they compared the Z5 Premium’s close-up with a close-up of the OnePlus 2’s display which is confirmed to be 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The group speculates that the Z5 Premium’s interface is displayed at a lower 1080p resolution to keep the device’s performance optimal, only switching to the higher resolution for specific tasks. The group also speculates that the 4K display is meant to be used for VR applications. Lastly, there’s also a chance that the Z5 Premium units that have been circulating are pre-production units and the final consumer units may have their interfaces set at 4K.
We’ll just have to wait for Sony to officially launch the Xperia Z5 Premium to really test out and appreciate its 4K resolution display.