Sony Explains Why Xperia Z5 Premium Only Displays Media In 4K

Posted: Sep 21 2015, 12:27pm CDT | by , Updated: Sep 22 2015, 2:39am CDT, in News | Technology News


Sony Explains Why Xperia Z5 Premium Only Displays Media in 4K

Sony has done a great job when handling 4K content.

Sony turned into the sole 4K phone producer with the launch of its Xperia Z5 Premium. It is an impressive feature that sees a whopping 808 pixel per inch packed into the 5.5-inch display.

Be that as it may, such a high resolution has carried with it a decent amount of worry regarding battery life and overall performance.

When it comes to gaming, smooth native 4K rendering is still well out of reach of mobile devices, but some have also speculated that Sony’s latest smartphone may not even make use of its 4K display to render your day to day Android UI.

This bodes well, as the advantages of 4K for everyday use are presumably not justified with the additional strain on the processing parts.

Sony has now affirmed that this is the situation, expressing that the phone’s ultra-high resolution mode is indeed reserved just for image and video content that can enjoy the benefits.

All other content is rendered at a more standard 1080p resolution or lower, so as to protect battery life and better performance.

Rather than showing regular content at 4K, Sony is upscaling majority of the time. In any case, as a 1080×1920 resolution factors nicely into the display’s 2160×3840 pixels, picture quality ought to be nice and well protected.

Considering that the Xperia Z5 Premium still offers the same two day battery life as its lower resolution siblings, maybe this news isn't so amazing.

Despite the fact that the 4K show still obliges some additional juice, the bigger battery compensates for those additional pixels.

In spite of the fact that Sony has the world's only 4K phone, things being what they are, normal experiences aren't going to look any more definite than most other flagships out there.

Let’s wait to see if it was really an accomplishment on Sony’s part or just some intelligent developing.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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