Take a minute and think of as many phones with 4K displays as you can. Chances are the only company that will come to mind is Sony, specifically the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia XZ Premium. Other phone companies seem to have stuck their displays with a maximum QHD resolution, at least for the time being. Sony isn't falling in line with the crowd and giving up 4K phones, however, with new reports from China claiming it has a bezel-less phone with a 4K display on the way.
The report claims that Sony is working on a phone with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 4,320×2,180 - well above the size normally described as 'True 4K'. That's apparently an LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, alongside a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Presumably that display will also support HDR, much like the XZ Premium that was released last year.
Considering Sony has only just unveiled the Xperia XZ range at MWC, it's not surprising that there's been no word of this newly rumoured phone coming directly from the company. That said, now that MWC and the big launch if out of the way, we should start hearing more about what the company has planned for the immediate future - and any 4K phones in development are bound to play a large part in that.
We don't know a whole lot at the moment, nor do we know how true this rumour actually is. It could be complete nonsense for all we know, with Sony choosing to give the 4K phone thing another couple of years to rest before trying again. It could be the company's chance to look like it's trying to compete with other major-league phone companies, provided of course that the phone gets itself noticed. The XZ Premium was basically ignored compared to the amount of press attention devices like the iPhone X of Samsung Galaxy S9 received.
Even than it'll obviously depend on what else the phone has to offer, including the price and battery life. There's no point in having a 4K display if you can't make it last more than a few hours, after all. [ITHome via Ubergizmo]