It’s beginning to look like phones are only going to get bigger, which is the total opposite of what we all expected a couple years ago. Almost every Android manufacturer is rumored to or already has announced a 5 inch screen phone, and phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu are pushing the boundaries of what is an acceptable phone size, in a new segment that many refer to as ‘phablets’. Not phones, not tablets, but both. Get it?
On the other hand, iOS and Windows Phone dont support 1080p resolutions just yet, and hence, according to Digitimes, WP manufacturers like Nokia are finding it hard to justify that large a display. The iPhone 5 has a resolution of 1136 x 640, while Nokia’s Lumia 920 sports a higher resolution of 1280 × 768. But phones like the HTC Butterfly and the Sony Xperia Z sport a 1920 x 1080 resolution which looks great on a 5 inch screen. Windows Phone doesnt quite support that resolution just yet, and as a result, Nokia apparently feels like the 5 inch screen is not justifiable, and might be staying away from the phablet scene, going up to nothing more than 4.7 inches max, which is still pretty huge in my opinion.
To be honest, I’m finding the Lumia 920 large enough as it is, so I’m not quite sure if I’d want a 5 inch phone. Then again I havent seen the HTC Butterfly in person yet. What do you think? Should Nokia make a 5 inch display phone knowing the resolution restrictions? Would it be a missed opportunity considering how hot the phablet scene is right now?
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