We’ve had WQHD displays in smartphones for a little while now, starting with the LG G3. Other devices are now coming out with a WQHD resolution, like the freshly announced Galaxy Note 4, which is sure to be really popular. The high resolution is going mainstream, but Sony thinks it doesn’t deserve it.
Sony’s director of Xperia marketing Calum MacDougall claims that WQHD displays, or 2K as some people call them, aren’t worth using for two main reasons.
Firstly, if we think of this size of screen, even up to 8-inches, they are relatively small screens and it is very difficult for the human eye to discern the difference between 2K and Full HD.Calum MacDougallSony
He also believes that WQHD displays are too much of a battery waster, and with little benefit, the waste of precious battery life is not worth it. While devices like the LG G3 have good battery life, you can’t argue that it’ll be a battery drainer.
It looks like Sony won’t be using 2K displays for a while then. Unless of course the company goes against its own word, which is entirely possible. But are WQHD displays really that much of an upgrade in smartphones? Leave a comment with your thoughts!