As usual Samsung copying Sony especially lately with S7 small apps,waterproofing and now the 4k and vr they don't actually design or innovate ideas but pretty good at copying
robogo, 29 May 2016Why was Sony's effort a gimmick? They actually handled the technical aspect of the 4K brillian... moreIf 4K was on all the time i would not call it a gimmick.
Sony need to come up with a better way to save battery.
But we all know Samsung will do this first.
That's the evolution. At least better late than never. So let's follow Sony (Z5 premium) & because they were the pioneers of it (so compliments to Sony for it). But let's hope that this time there will be a lot more battery equilibrium
Dual heatpipes, 29 May 2016I have checking the S7 (3000 Mah) and S6 (2550 Mah) endurance, the battery capacity is gained ... moreYour post makes no sense and doesn't address anything, and its still based on speculation for how you think Samsung's 4k display would work.
What we do know, is when they went to 2k, battery life wasn't really negatively impacted. Unlike LCD screens. So when they go to 4k, they should do better than LCD 4k displays like the one in the z5p.
And again, the z5p was a gimmick because the 4k screen wasn't being used for vr, the one place that would need 4k. Samsung is releasing a 4k screen specifically for vr. Its pretty clear which is the gimmick. Regardless of efficiency, at least they're getting the utility of it right. So its already less of a gimmick just from the way its being marketed and used.
Grey1213, 28 May 2016Samsung has done a great job with displays, ranging from accuracy to efficiency. There's no re... moreI have checking the S7 (3000 Mah) and S6 (2550 Mah) endurance, the battery capacity is gained from 2550 to 3000 Mah. You can guess how much battery capacity will gained in the 4K Amoled device. If the 4K is always on including the all UI display and all third-party apps display time and awaken screen-on period, it seen we could not find a positive point here,. So, which one is gimmick one?
Anonymous, 28 May 2016This one wont be a gimmick like Sony's one.Why was Sony's effort a gimmick? They actually handled the technical aspect of the 4K brilliantly: when you need it, the screen is 4K when you need it to be, when you don't, it scales down to 1080p. That's some awesome engineering and a fabulous idea.
Sagittarius, 29 May 2016Sony has the 4k thingy last year. And Sammy is just jumping into the bandwagon and just adding... more'Just adding amoled'? Lol. You clearly don't know enough about the topic to be speaking about it.
And by the way, do you know what the first phone to have 2k screens was? Of course not, because it isn't a big deal. Nobody cares.
And anyway, Samsung is adding 4k not as a marketing gimmick like Sony, but for vr.
Sony's 4k wasn't battery efficient and was only used for viewing pictures and videos using Sony's native gallery app, it wasn't used for vr which is the only place you'd need so many pixels. The very definition of a gimmick.
Joonius, 28 May 2016sony has 4k amoled?Sony has the 4k thingy last year. And Sammy is just jumping into the bandwagon and just adding amoled to it. You're saying what again?
Grey1213, 28 May 2016Who told you it was upscaled to 4k?Probably.. His brother.
why not they also improve attery capacities.. these 4k display is an overkill besides the use of vr.. 1440p is already sharp.. differences would be in color gamut..accuracy..colors.. if they also focus on battery..am sure they wud fit 5000 mah in galaxy s6 size device.. its possible.
Already S8edge leaks? Why its not SUPER-amoled? It would be great in note series if the pen was a lot more sensitive. Mainly in note tablet series.
Those Samsung screens also use PenTile arrangement as a marketing tool. Give me a 1080p RGB over a 1440p PenTile anytime.
Grey1213, 28 May 2016The z5 didn't even use it for anything out of viewing pictures and videos on the native Sony g... moreDo you own the device, even if its rendering in 1080p it is upscaled to 4K on that pixel count i assure you that even you use a magnifying glass you can't see any pixel, and one more thing there is no wrong rendering in 1080p most of the time rather than 4K to save power we will wait for the update for N for that VR support for Z5 Premium.
Grey1213, 28 May 2016Samsung has done a great job with displays, ranging from accuracy to efficiency. There's no re... moreS7 has a bit higher consumption than the predecessor at 100% brightness & white screen (1,2W vs 1,45W), but it's brighter as well (348 cd/m2 vs 414 cd/m2)
Dual heatpipes, 28 May 2016Amoled is every pixel light up itself, if it is setting at the maximum brightness the consumpt... moreSamsung has done a great job with displays, ranging from accuracy to efficiency. There's no reason to think they wouldn't do the same here.
For example the s6 1440p display was more battery efficient than the 1080p display on the s5.
Tann Hauser, 28 May 2016Nothing is wrong with Sony... But consumers... Await and see praise in reviews of 4k screen ... moreThe z5 didn't even use it for anything out of viewing pictures and videos on the native Sony gallery app. It wasn't used for vr. The rest of the time it has only 1080p.