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Mobile Trends 2012 Day 2: Seeing is believing
Smartphones, or should we say ultra-powerful handheld PCs that can also make phonecalls, continue to demand more space in our jeans pocket as manufacturers verge ever closer to the 5-inch mark. Improved and more powerful productivity apps, the desire for video and gaming on-the-go and the huge influence of tablets have pushed the average size of flagship devices well over the four inch mark.
Indeed, a new breed of hybrid devices are seeking to bridge the gap between smartphones and tablets with devices measuring a whopping 5.3-inches. But with bigger screens comes the need to make them better. Manufacturers are cramming more pixels than ever into LCD screens through branded technologies like Reality Display, powered by mobile BRAVIA Engine, Retina Display, Super AMOLED.
These innovations have all pushed pixel density well over 300 pixels-per-inch giving users their pick of super bright, vivid and crisp high resolution options. High definition screens are likely to dominate in 2012, with many handsets already boasting 1280x720 HD displays like the Xperia S, so you can watch and share all your entertainment in HD. Of course, the key to maintaining these large and powerful displays beyond lunchtime will be improved battery power with 2,000mAh packs set to become the norm.
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