Recently, Huawei confirmed the future plans of the company when it comes to high-definition displays on its smartphones.
Kevin Ho, President of the Handset Product Line at Huawei, said in a special briefing at Huawei’s Shanghai campus that the company doesn’t plan to use 4K displays in its smartphones any time soon, mainly due to battery life issues.
The high-definition display would have a negative impact on the battery life, which is a trade-off the company isn’t willing to accept at the moment.
“On the large screen 4k is very good but on a smaller smartphone display of five to six inches, maybe our eyes cannot tell the difference between this and 2k. 4k needs a lot of power, so if you use it you have to make compromises. A 4k display on a smartphone may give you half a day of battery life but a 2k display can give you maybe one day or more. 4k has four times the pixels of Full HD so the power consumption is maybe 4 or 8 times as much as Full HD so the smartphone has to have compromises with battery life.”
He said that 4K displays are good on larger displays, but a normal consumer cannot tell the difference between a 4K and 2K display on devices smaller than five inches. On the negative side, it has a considerable affect on the battery life, something which the company is not willing to compromise at the moment.
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