4K photography goes mobile
The trend towards higher resolution smartphone displays is well underway. HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony are all looking to up the pixel count with their next generation handsets, and according to statements made a few months ago at a South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy analyst event, Samsung is planning to release an Ultra-HDTV smartphone sometime in 2015, that’s 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall, also known as 4K or Ultra HD resolution. Although the pixel density may not be viewable on a hand-held device, the ability of these cameras to take pictures at well beyond 4k will ensure a steady stream of high-resoultion content for displays like the Planar® UltraRes™, Planar® EP Series 4k, and Planar® IX Series 28” desktop monitor. A 4k display with 3840 x 2160 resolution at a 16:9 aspect ratio is equivalent to 8.3 megapixels.
Sony’s Xperia Z1 camera phone boasts a whopping 20.7 megapixel camera, or 60% more resolution than what it needed for a 4k display. The Nokia Lumia has a 20 megapixel camera and there are dozens on the market that feature 13 megapixel cameras and dozens more with 8 megapixels. You now carry in your pocket a camera capable of producing stunning 4k content!