1. DecAway's Avatar
    BlackBerry Hints 1080p Resolution for Future All-Touch Devices | N4BB

    I was skimming through N4BB and they had an article on the front page about the new 10.3 SDK kit. Apparently it supports a resolution up to 1920x1080, or in regular terms, 1080p. Anyway, it's a nice read and may be a good indicator for what may be coming in the future. N4BB called it a "strong hint".

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    06-24-14 12:21 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Yup, it's been in all the OS stuff since 10.3 was put out really, there's bits and bobs all throughout the OS with 1080p assets, images and more. Lol, there's even folders labeled 1080p... has been since March. - http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-le...tested-917478/

    10.3 SDK supports 1080p-screen-shot-2014-06-24-3.14.07-pm.jpg
    r0v3rT3N likes this.
    06-24-14 01:10 PM
  3. DecAway's Avatar
    Man, am I behind the times. I don't care so much for the all-touch screen phones so maybe I just overlooked it. There was this little voice in the back of my head saying "it seems really odd that this hasn't been posted yet. Oh well, either way, at least it's promising!

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    06-24-14 01:36 PM
  4. epyon52328's Avatar
    The question though is anyone going to care about a 1080p display when BlackBerry finally gets around to launching one next year or will everyone already be wanting 2K displays?

    Posted via CB10
    06-24-14 04:25 PM
  5. AbAll87's Avatar
    I thought 1080p was 2K displays? Hopefully I'm not wrong but isn't it 1920x1080? which the 1920 is considered 2K

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    06-24-14 04:29 PM
  6. jojon2se's Avatar
    I thought 1080p was 2K displays? Hopefully I'm not wrong but isn't it 1920x1080? which the 1920 is considered 2K
    To be painfully pedantic, I guess 1080p would be the higher of the two resolutions pushed as "HDTV" (EDIT: ...along with the lower 720p), whereas "2k" is really a standard for cinema projection and meaning 2048 pixels (2 "kibi"-pixels, not "kilo" -- it's a binary thing) horisontally. (On the vertical it varies, depending on what aspect ratio the director has chosen for their film.)

    Advertising for TV sets has however co-opted the terms "2k" and "4k", because they have a nice ring to them and the numbers are considered "close enough", but it is somewhat misleading.

    The other poster probably meant to write "4k", which is 4096 across in the cinemas, while the TV standard (EDIT: ...which is applicable here...) is 3840 and properly referred to as "UHDTV" (Ultra High Definition). Such screens are indeed on their way for phones, however much overkill it may be for such small screens given the use case (much appreciated for VR applications, though!). :7
    06-24-14 05:14 PM
  7. Gerii's Avatar
    The other poster probably meant to write "4k", which is 4096 across in the cinemas, while the TV standard (EDIT: ...which is applicable here...) is 3840 and properly referred to as "UHDTV" (Ultra High Definition). Such screens are indeed on their way for phones, however much overkill it may be for such small screens given the use case (much appreciated for VR applications, though!). :7
    There are now phones coming out with a resolution of 2560x1440, which is sometimes referred to as 2.5k. I guess that's what he meant.
    @topic: I'd rather have a 1080p OLED display than a 1440p LCD panel. I like those deep blacks and vivid colours.
    06-24-14 05:58 PM
  8. epyon52328's Avatar
    I thought 1080p was 2K displays? Hopefully I'm not wrong but isn't it 1920x1080? which the 1920 is considered 2K

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    Really it's a misnomer 2K or Quad HD is really more like 2.5K and is 1440 x 2560. The LG G3 has a Quad HD display on a 5 inch screen with a ppi of 538. Most of the reviews I've read said the screen looks good but not really any better than a 1080 P display of that size. In terms of battery life it would make more sense for OEM's just to stick with 1080 P is there isn't going to be any real resolution increase. Though they won't.

    Companies not wanting to be left behind in the spec race will adopt Quad HD displays and the few that don't will see their sales fall when dimwitted customers just buy the phone with what they think have the best specs even though those higher specs would in the end hurt their overall user experience because of poor battery life.

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    06-24-14 11:28 PM
  9. DecAway's Avatar
    Yeah, honestly I'm perfectly happy with the 720p. I don't really see much of a loss at all. As long as the HDMI does 1080p for my TV, I'm a happy camper.

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    06-25-14 10:31 PM
  10. Moopusmaximus's Avatar
    There are now phones coming out with a resolution of 2560x1440, which is sometimes referred to as 2.5k. I guess that's what he meant.
    @topic: I'd rather have a 1080p OLED display than a 1440p LCD panel. I like those deep blacks and vivid colours.
    I'm presume you like the terrible sun-visibilty and burn-in too, huh?

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    06-26-14 02:15 AM
  11. Moopusmaximus's Avatar
    1440p displays, in my honest opinion, are not worth it. I honestly can't tell the difference at 1080p. During the 720p era, I could see why people wanted to go to 1080p, but 1080p to 1440p? I just don't see it.

    You get worse performance, worse battery, lower brightness (look at the G3's nit output), and crappy contrast. The tech just isn't there yet. Also, keep in mind that 1440p content isn't even widely available yet, so most games and images will all be rendered in 1080p.

    OEM's can rid all these negatives if they just simply go for a 1080p display. I just don't see the advantage of an imperceptibly small bump in PPI. You'll only ever notice if you're an inch from your screen.

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    06-26-14 02:21 AM
  12. crazigee's Avatar
    The question though is anyone going to care about a 1080p display when BlackBerry finally gets around to launching one next year or will everyone already be wanting 2K displays?

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    I think that is a very good point. Most phones are already 1080p, yet BlackBerry doesn't have a model on the horizon that will offer it.

    They need to stop being late to the game with tech.

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    techvisor likes this.
    06-26-14 10:58 AM
  13. crazigee's Avatar
    Yeah, honestly I'm perfectly happy with the 720p. I don't really see much of a loss at all. As long as the HDMI does 1080p for my TV, I'm a happy camper.

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    The problem is that while you might be happy with it, most people aren't. Hence the problem for BlackBerry when they release devices that aren't competitive.

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    06-26-14 11:02 AM
  14. AbAll87's Avatar
    To be painfully pedantic, I guess 1080p would be the higher of the two resolutions pushed as "HDTV" (EDIT: ...along with the lower 720p), whereas "2k" is really a standard for cinema projection and meaning 2048 pixels (2 "kibi"-pixels, not "kilo" -- it's a binary thing) horizontally. (On the vertical it varies, depending on what aspect ratio the director has chosen for their film.)
    Thanks for the post... yeah that makes sense...



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    06-27-14 07:32 AM
  15. AbAll87's Avatar
    Really it's a misnomer 2K or Quad HD is really more like 2.5K and is 1440 x 2560. The LG G3 has a Quad HD display on a 5 inch screen with a ppi of 538. Most of the reviews I've read said the screen looks good but not really any better than a 1080 P display of that size. In terms of battery life it would make more sense for OEM's just to stick with 1080 P is there isn't going to be any real resolution increase. Though they won't.

    Companies not wanting to be left behind in the spec race will adopt Quad HD displays and the few that don't will see their sales fall when dimwitted customers just buy the phone with what they think have the best specs even though those higher specs would in the end hurt their overall user experience because of poor battery life.

    Posted via CB10
    I actually was going to ask about that lol... so at the end it's just a spec war

    If BlackBerry can add it, better for marketing beside that there's no point

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-14 07:40 AM

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