Now that large phones with full HD screens are the norm, what’s the next spec manufacturers are going to chase? A 2K display, apparently. Earlier, we’ve heard rumors of Samsung preparing a phone with such a display for Mobile World Congress next year; now, there’s word that China-based electronics maker Oppo’s next smartphone will also sport a 2K display. In case you’re wondering, a 2K display (often called a QHD, WQHD, or Quad HD display) has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, which is 4x the resolution of 720p or 1.8x of 1080p.
In fact, Oppo itself has already started to tease us about its next flagship handset that's expected to arrive in 2014. In a recent tweet, the maker of the Oppo Find 5 - a very popular 5-inch, 1080p smartphone - posted an image hinting that the new phone - named the Find 7 - will have a 2K display. Now, if it comes from the horse’s mouth, it must be true.
As of now, other specs of the Find 7 remain a mystery. As far as rumors go, it’d feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. The 2K display is pegged at 5.7 inches.
2014 is slowly shaping up to be the year of 2K smartphones.