Brace Yourself: 1080p is Coming
It’s actually hard to imagine how in a couple of years only a regular smart-phone with so-so screen resolution turned into a portable technological madness. Back in the days 320 X 480 was an amazing resolution for me and I felt fine doing all the regular things on the device. But it appears that the upcoming year will become a year of powerful gadgets with full HD touch-screens. Well, we do have a couple of representatives one the market even nowadays but they still belong to a totally different group of devices called phablets and the trick of the upcoming devices is to make them smaller in size but better on pixel density. So far it looks like a perfect combination for a perfect smart-phone is a 5-inch touch-screen display with 1080p. In comparison, the Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch display at 1280 x 768 pixels resolution capacity.
Luckily, we already have a winner and his name is the HTC Droid DNA. It sports the already mentioned optimum of 5-inch display with 1080p HD resolution. Darn, my laptop is not that good! It also shows amazing results on different benchmarks with the amazing quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. And, of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the newest Sense deserves special appreciation.
In the closest future, by the early month of May, another famous manufacturer is said to join the party with its LG Optimus G2. Alike the Droid DNA, the Optimus G2 will also have the very same 5-inch touch-screen with 1080p resolution capacity, not to mention its 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core heart. As you can see yourself – the recipe for smart-phone cooking is pretty much the same.
The third smart-phone to join the trio of 1080p monsters will be the Sony “Yuga”. And guess what – it will have a 5-inch touch-screen display with 1080p resolution, 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor. Should I act surprised? I don’t think so. If I am not mistaken, this will be the first quad-core based smart-phone in Sony’s line that definitely will be a good present for Sony fans.
And the last to be mentioned is Samsung product that will probably be the next Galaxy S IV. Unlike others, it will have just a little bit smaller 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display (so NOT mainstream) with the same gorgeous 1080p resolution. By all means, it will have 2 GB of RAM (or maybe more) and a quad-core heart at least.
As you can see, nowadays manufacturers try to reach a certain level of perfection and offer pretty much the same products but hidden in different bodies and tagged with different brands. Well, I am not saying that this is bad but it looks like they just copy-pasted all the specs and packed them in different boxes – that’s all. But, of course there are other features that they will be fighting for like cameras (Sony should win this one), UI (so far – HTC’s Sense is the best), design (Samsung, you deserve this) and else.
A great burst of Full HD smart-phones with 1080p screens shouldn’t be expected by the end of this year but starting with the month of March I think we will witness a new era of HD gadgets and 2013 will be officially known as the “clearest and most detailed” year so far.