Huawei expressing interest in more QHD smartphones

Huawei expressing interest in more QHD smartphones
Huawei expressing interest in more QHD smartphones
Huawei CEO is opening up to the possibility of higher resolution smartphones after trying on competing VR headsets and comparing it to Huawei's own lower-resolution VR solution.

Now that Huawei has introduced a smartphone VR headset, the Chinese company is looking to catch up to competitors even more by releasing its own smartphone with a QHD resolution display. Huawei CEO Richard Yu announced through social network site Weibo that he previously saw no benefit when moving from FHD to QHD display and that the former will almost always provide the longer battery life, but his recent experiences and love for VR has now changed his mind about higher resolution displays.

Yu then teased that Huawei is hard at work on a breakthrough technology, but would not go to detail about what the product will be or when a public announcement would be made. Presumably, Huawei may be attempting to maintain long battery runtimes while incorporating a QHD panel. The recently unveiled P9 family of smartphones are all equipped with FHD panels. Compared to Samsung's VR solution with its higher resolution Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones, the Huawei VR headset likely offers a more pixelated experience in comparison.

Huawei recently boasted over 100 million smartphones shipped for all of 2015 and currently sits as one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world.


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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-04-26 (Update: 2016-06-17)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.