By Stephen Schenck | December 2, 2013 10:57 AM
For a smartphone manufacturer that doesn’t get a lot of attention in the West, Meizu has still been putting out handsets with some pretty high-end hardware. For instance, just a few months back there was that MX3, not only running an Exynos 5 Octa, but offering as much as 128GB storage – something we don’t see enough of. It now looks like Meizu has its sights squarely set on pushing some new boundaries, as we get word that the upcoming MX4G should have a stunningly high resolution display.
In a post attributed to Meizu CEO Jack Wong, the MX4G is announced to feature a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 screen. While that still falls very much short of being 4K, it would still be an incredibly dense panel, packing more pixels than the Retina display on an iPad into a phone-sized component. For those of you keeping track, that means a pixel density of over 540 ppi.
Do we have concerns? Sure: how will power consumption fare? Will the GPU be up to the task of driving all those pixels, especially when tackling demanding games? And maybe more to the point, will we even be able to appreciate the difference compared to a 5.5-inch 1080p panel? Time will tell, but you’d better believe that even though Meizu may be the first, it won’t be the last: one way or another, OEMs are going to keep seeing what they can get away with in terms of higher and higher resolution smartphone screens.