2560×1440 should not be called 2K, it’s far better

Posted Dec 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

There has been a new trend of 2K displays popping up. Everyone is going for the first 2K display in a smartphone. And we all know 2K is 2560×1440, but why has it been called 2K recently? I have no idea.

For comparison, 4K is named for being almost 4000 pixels wide, or 3840 to be exact. 1080p is technically 2K, because it’s 1920 pixels wide. What people are now calling 2K is 2560 pixels wide, which should be 2.5K, right?

But maybe we should call it what it is, 1440p. Or QHD, which is another official name (not to be confused with the old qHD 960×540). Calling it 2K feels absolutely wrong.

Plus, this resolution has been around far longer than just the past few months, namely in computer monitors, and no one called it 2K back then. Most people call it 1440p, because why not use the same naming scheme for it as we do 720p and 1080p? It accurately describes the resolution.

So what do you think of this new trend of calling 1440p 2K? Do you agree with it, or is it wrong?