What are the chances that the iPhone 8 will have a 4K display ? And what if it's only 1080p AMOLED

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Apr 4, 2017.

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Yes or No ?

  1. Yes

    13.3%
  2. NO

    86.7%
  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Would you pay $999 for a phone that only has 1080p AMOLED?

    I wouldn't...
     
  2. Ixon2001 macrumors member

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    It won't be 4K that for sure best bet is 2K but this is Apple so don't be surprised if it comes with a 1080p OLED display, which tbh is more than enough due to pixel count & less taxing on both cpu/gpu & battery.
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    4K screen on such a tinny device is nonsense...
     
  4. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    The cost of a higher resolution comes at the expense of battery life and FPS, and the noticeable improvements in display quality after 350+ PPI really drop off quickly.

    Doubt Apple's gunna do that.
     
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Your posts are "something".

    Would be stupid to have such high resolution on a screen that small. A waste of battery and CPU power.

    You will likely be paying over $999 anyway. The 8 will not be cheap.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    This is the most vague poll ever. What am I answering Yes or NO to?
     
  7. KnightMagic macrumors newbie

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    1080p is fine for a screen that small, any visual gains beyond that are a secondary concern to battery drain.

    I'm sure this will change when battery tech improves.
     
  8. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Yes, the poll question is confusingly worded.

    1080p is fine...if the op wanted higher, look elsewhere.
     
  9. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    True, but the question was made clear in OP's actual post, rather than the title/poll heading.

    I answered NO. I understand 4K would be overkill, etc. However, merely 1080P won't cut it, either.

    500 PPI+ or bust.
     
  10. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    It won't.

    Plenty of people are paying $1000 for the 7+ which only has a 1080p LCD.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I like the screen as it is now, and probably wouldn't notice any improvement.
     
  12. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Do we really need 4K on such a small device. My iPhone 7 Plus has the same screen resolution as the 48inch TV in my living room and even that still looks great to me at 1080p. I think it's only spec enthusiasts who enjoy bragging rights that are bothered by screen resolution at this stage.
    I'd take a genuinely new innovative idea over an unneeded resolution bump any day.
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I think the OP is just looking for bragging rights. More than 1080P is just unneeded strain on the battery and processor.
     

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