Samsung and LG will not join the race to put 4K displays on the their phones, as per new reports from South Korea. The report citing trusted sources said that both the companies might opt to skip 4K or Ultra HD for their smartphones in 2016.
It is rumored that upcoming flagships from Samsung and LG will be equipped with QHD displays (2560 x 1440). The two Korean tech giants said that the reason for not going with the 4K display is mainly the lack of solutions to stop overheating and power efficiency issues linked to them. It further stated that there is lack of 4K content availability in the market right now and that it is not enough to help drive demand for devices with 4K screens.
Another issue touted by the reports is insufficient orders from OEMs and other customers for the QHD panels. Finally, 4K content mainly requires 5G cellular connectivity for downloading on the go and as per many analysts 4K services will come in conjunction with 5G technology developments in 2018. However, it must be noted that these are only reports and nothing is official yet. This year we saw Sony upping its game by adding 4K display to Xperia Z5 which we reviewed recently.