Meizu has always been an ambitious company, releasing surprisingly high-end smartphones for fairly low prices in China. The latest device, the Meizu MX3, was a powerhouse with an Exynos Octa processor. The MX3 was just released in late September, but Meizu is already talking about its successor just two months later.
Jack Wong, Meizu CEO, announced one of the features of the next device, called the Meizu MX4G. The device will feature a 5.5-inch screen like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but with a resolution of 2560×1536. That’s over 540 pixels per inch, which is an incredibly dense panel. They better make it beautiful!
Obviously, such a panel will have many drawbacks. Power consumption must be really high when boosting the resolution by that much. Plus, the GPU will need to be quite strong to display content at that resolution. Because this device won’t come out until late next year, it will be using something next gen so that shouldn’t be an issue.
But my biggest concern is that people won’t be able to tell the difference between 1080p and 1536p. It’s already very difficult to see individual pixels in displays when you try, but during normal viewing habits, I don’t know what kind of difference it will make. Will it be worth the downsides? We’ll see. But I’m still excited for technological innovation. Do you want a phone with a 2560×1536 display?