Have you heard the latest re-invention in the street?
Take me on a journey with the rhythm in my feet
Takes me to the left and it takes me to the right
Posing as a savior if you fall across the night
Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution by Cut/Copy
While we may never know exactly what major shake-up was being described, Cut/Copy has arguably, years earlier, defined that which Sony brought forth at its IFA 2015 conference last week. Indeed so minute a mention was it given during their press event that if you dared shut your eyes for even a split second, you’d miss it entirely: The Xperia Z5 Premium has a 4K display. Yes, a 4K display. This is big if not positively enormous. In fact, the only thing small about what’s going on here is a diminutive 5.5-inch screen that will house such a pixel perfect panel.
Ahead of IFA, the tech world has been up-in-arms over the possibility of Sony’s “surprise” with many doubting the possibility of such. As it now official, we take a look at Sony’s motivations for going 4K and whether such a jump was really needed.
A curious strategy
Performance: will there be problems?
In recent days, a reported teardown of the Z5 Premium was done and claims to show Sony had taken measures to avoid overheating. Additionally, over at XDA Decelopers, a story was published that indicates the phablet isn’t actually displaying 4K all the time. The latter issue in particualr would definitely seek to explain just how all this marketing claim “magic” is possible. At the same time though, it also would serve to suggest that while the Z5 Premium has a 4K display, many users unaware of the back-end “wizardry” will just assume their device is running at the resolution all the time when in fact it’s usually just FHD.