5-Inch Smartphone Displays To Become The Standard In 2013

InformationWeek’s Eric Zeman says it’s pretty clear that handset makers are moving to 5-inch panels for their leading devices, noting that in 2012, the leading devices had screens measuring 4.7 or 4.8 inches. In 2011, the leading devices had screens measuring 4.3 or 4.5 inches. While many smartphones are still shipping with 880 x 400, 940 x 560, and 1280 x 720 pixel displays, full high-definition will set the benchmark in 2013.

This begs the question: what will happen to screen sizes in 2014?

Actually I think that the iPad mini’s 7.85-inch display would represent pretty much the practical upper limit for phablet screen sizes, should Apple decide to make a hybrid of the iPad mini and iPhone, which has been suggested by smarter folks than me, and wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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