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    Shooting 4K video on a high-end smartphone has been standard for a short while now — though with the iPhone family, it's a newer addition. It's a feature that few if any true mid-ranger phone have the capability for. And while the iPhone SE is rumored to break at the very end of what a mid-ranger should be priced at, we may be able to see 4K arrive at a new bay. Specifically, one tipster dropped a hint to AppleInsider that the new four-inch iPhone SE will be able to shoot 4K video. A demo video on the device will reportedly feature footage captured on like-devices. It's another rumor ...

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    Last year, the world got its first smartphone with a super-high-res 4K screen: the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. And while that handset represented a real milestone, this implementation of 4K wasn't without its drawbacks – namely, that most of the time all those extra pixels were going unused. Now with Sony ditching the Xperia Z line for its new Xperia X family, a group of phones whose resolutions top out at 1080p, what future is there for 4K on smartphones? We can't say what Sony's plans are, but Samsung looks very interested in the tech, as we hear some very positive comments not just about ...

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    Hurr durr, it's that joke that every tech YouTuber's making on Twitter, right? But even though Sony isn't really shredding the pipes at CES this year, at least on the mobile end, it's at least trying to impress all of us with some impressive video quality — and it's all coming out of 12 Xperia Z5 Compacts. Those handsets were arranged in a special 3D-printed rig for 360° video and was sent to the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France to shoot some magic. And since the Xperia Z5 Compact can shoot 4K, Sony decided to do some marketing at call it "48K." YouTube calls ...

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    There's been a lot of controversy surrounding Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium 4K capabilities; it quickly became a polarising topic, especially because of the fact that it isn't really clear how the Japanese smartphone manufacturer implemented 4K usage on its smartphone. There's no doubt about it, this is the world's first 4K smartphone, but would it have been better to label it "4K ready"? In this video we're explaining how 4K is achieved, and how the Xperia Z5 Premium 4K is behaving, what it is, what it is not, and what you should expect. All of this, in order to both shed light on the matter, ...

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    When Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium, which is indeed the "world's first 4K smartphone", we were not quite sure what to believe, but we were definitely excited. As days and weeks passed, we soon learned (and later, from Sony, officially), that, while this is indeed a 4K screen, the Xperia Z5 Premium isn't a 4K smartphone for most of the time you're using it. Built on its predecessor, the Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4), the Xperia Z5 Premium doesn't bring a lot of improvements to the table. Yes, there's that 4K screen and the fingerprint scanner, but, aside from those (and the silver chrome ...

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    Remember when the Galaxy Nexus came out with the first 720p display on a smartphone, and we couldn’t believe such a high resolution could make its way to a handheld device? Those were simpler times. We’ve since standardized 1080p on most modern smartphones, and even QHD (some call it 1440p or 2.5K) is becoming prevalent on flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 5 and the Moto X Pure Edition. Earlier this month at IFA 2015, Sony announced the first 4K smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, with an absurd 806 ppi over a 5.5” display … but what do you even do with all of that resolution? ...

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    Does smartphone resolution growth know no bounds? Just as 720p has given way to 1080p, the era of phones with 2K quad HD displays is now very much upon us. And no sooner have we seen the arrival of quad HD phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 that we find ourselves wondering about what's next – and certainly, rumors have already suggested that Samsung could be looking to move past 2K for this fall's Galaxy Note 5. As luck would have it, just as we start really thinking about 4K-class screens on smartphones, Sharp has gone ahead and announced just such a component, a 5.5-inch panel with a ...

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    A few days back, we checked in with a rumor concerning plans for a future Samsung flagship, looking at what sources were saying about the hardware that might go into the Galaxy S6. Now we've got another upcoming top-tier Samsung handset on our mind, as some very early rumors discuss what the Galaxy Note 5 might do to put even 2K resolution screens to shame. Let's start with what Samsung itself has confirmed: we know the company has been working on UHD “4K” displays for mobile devices, offering resolutions up at 3840 x 2160. These are on track for production sometime next year. This ...

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    Whether you asked for them or not, 2K displays on smartphones are here, popping up in more and more of the latest phones from big manufacturers, like the just-launched Nexus 6. We could debate the value of such high-res screens on pocket-sized devices all day long, but we still may have to concede that regardless of demand, manufacturers are always going to be tempted to push limits like this. But with 2K now a reality, what's the next line to cross – the next limit to push? We've already talked about the idea of smartphones with 4K-quality screens, and now Sharp is reportedly working on ...

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    With LG's launch of the G3, it finally feels safe to say that the 2K display has “made it.” While the G3 isn't the first smartphone to employ such a stunningly high resolution screen, it's easily the most high-profile such model, and it's sure to lead the way for similar 2K devices from other major OEMs. And 2K tablets, certainly, are well established by this point, having crossed that north-of-1080p barrier quite a while back. With the 2K checkpoint reached, attentions are sure to turn to 4K, and while 4K phones are still just the stuff of imagination, 4K tablets are quite a bit more ...

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    Putting a 4K display on a tablet is no problem... well, so long as space isn't a big issue. Like last year, we started things off hearing about a 4K Panasonic Windows 8 tablet at CES, but its 20-inch screen (not to mention $6000 price tag) was something of a deal-breaker. But as the year went on, companies kept pushing limits, cramming all those pixels into smaller and smaller spaces. By fall, Japan Display had announced a 12.1-inch 4K LCD panel, and today it reveals its improvement on even that design, with a 10.1-inch 4K LCD module. The display comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a ...

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    LG has done a very interesting job with the G Flex. Even though lots of people still debate the need to even consider a flexible phone, that doesn't change the fact that it's been selling rather decently around the world. The company is planning to offer its Android 4.4 update for the device in the next coming weeks, and this could mean more than just a software update for you all. We've already seen how XDA-Developers was able to port the G Flex to allow 4K video recording, aside from even 120fps video recording capabilities. What we didn't expect was for LG to actually make this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's financial improvements, which are great news, even though there is a ban on the HTC One mini in the UK. Apple is next as we go through the company's plans to bring us a 12.9-inch 4K iPad in the next couple of months. Android 4.4.1 follows the news as it is in advanced testing as well. We then cover the news of Motorola's CEO apologizing over their Cyber Monday disaster in trying to sell the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the company that sold most on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Over the course of the past month, Apple rumors have grown increasingly vocal about the company's ambitions to release its largest iPad to date, with talk of a 12.9-inch model coming out early next year. Since then we've heard expectations shift from that of a March launch to something later in the year, but the idea of the 12.9-inch iPad itself remained. Today we check out the latest batch of rumors, returning to the topic of a launch window, and getting specific about the tablet's possible resolution. Supposedly, Apple's been looking at something like five different configurations for ...

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    Samsung may be stretching its tablet lineup to new sizes with the Galaxy Note 12.2, but compared to some models from other manufacturers, even that's comparatively tiny. Remember all the way back in January, when we were still drooling over everything CES had to reveal? One of the boundary-pushing products we saw announced was a massive twenty-inch tablet from Panasonic, with a 4K 3840 x 2560 panel that put everyone else to shame. We went hands on with the Windows 8 device at the time, and learned that Panasonic aimed to get this behemoth selling before the end of 2013. We'd practically ...

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    Take a look at your screen. Whether that screen is your desktop monitor, your smartphone, the HD display on your tablet, or even the face of your digital watch, it's made up of dots. These dots are probably too small for you to see with your naked eye, but trust me, they're there. Each of these "dots" is called a pixel, which is short for "picture element". Pixels make up every image that we see on a screen or monitor. The interesting part? They're made up of even smaller components called sub-pixel elements. Sub-pixel elements are comprised of a cluster of "things" that emit light. ...

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    Sony's been putting out some pretty nice smartphone and tablet hardware this year, getting an early start with the Xperia Z/ZL, releasing the very attractive Xperia Tablet Z, and most recently, debuting the Xperia Z Ultra. What's coming next, though, could be the company's biggest Android model to arrive in all of 2013, the model codenamed Honami, which looks like it could launch as the Xperia i1. Honami's big hook should end up being its imaging capabilities, like we've been seeing elevated to the forefront of recent phone designs from a growing number of manufacturers. The latest rumor ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Amber update, and the devices that can get it. We later go through the sad news that Google has once-again blocked Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. Next we go through the red HTC One, which is launching exclusive to just one carrier, aside from some leaks of a project HTC had to allow you to customize your phone. We continue with some Sony Honami rumors that include 4K video recording. We end today's news talking about the possible launch dates of iOS 7, aside from Apple's NFC patent. All this and more after the break. ...

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