Only the screens became larger and as a critical limit has been reached, producers went all out, the number of available pixels to zoom. So also the manufacturer Vivo, now offers a smartphone with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (2K).
In one image, the Chinese smartphone Xplay 3S surfaced and is now on its 5.5-inch screen flickers a 2K resolution. Manufactured by “Japan Display” (A company consisting of Toshiba, Sony, and Hitachi) takes care of the required technology. This company is even supported by the Japanese government.
The pixel mania is committed not only in smartphones, tablets could in the future also run at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). So Japan has a 12.1-inch display offers large LCD panel in Protfilio, which runs on a 4K resolution, after all, a brightness of 500 cd / m². I think that this trend will increase in the near future strong momentum. If the first smartphones are first ripe for the market with such a monster screens, other manufacturers will follow suit and want to have.
Whether sense or nonsense was once an open question. Similar to the 64-bit processors like – often unsuspecting – customers just have what is new and looks good. And a good picture will definitely provide the displays, however, whether this difference is apparent remains questionable. So far I could take no device with such a resolution in inspection and therefore can not judge yet.