Huawei Says it’s Sticking with 1080p Screens

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In an interview with tech site¬†TechRadar, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu has called out manufacturers embracing the super high resolution 1440p screens, saying they’re “total nonsense.” His words come after LG revealed the Japan-only Isai FL phone, which has a Quad HD, 2560×1440 pixel screen, said to also feature on the forthcoming LG G3.

Yu is quoted as saying “I don’t think we need QHD displays on mobiles. Your eyes totally cannot identify between 1080p and 1440p on a smartphone.” He claims Huawei is in a position to introduce a 1440p smartphone, but won’t do so due to users not being able to see the difference, and the additional drain on the battery. “I think it’s a stupid thing,” he concludes.

Huawei introduced the Ascend P7 last week, it’s sequel to the super slim Ascend P6, which has a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution. Despite Yu’s attack on 1440p screens, we wouldn’t be surprised if the company did fit one to a future device should they become the smartphone standard. If so, expect it to come with assurances it won’t affect the battery standby time.

LG isn’t the only one to already introduce a 1440p phone. Oppo recently debuted the Find 7, and before that Vivo became the first manufacturer to use a 2560×1440 panel on its XPlay 3S. LG is likely to become the first mainstream company to use the tech though, and the G3 is likely to be the star of a 27 May event in London.

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