Sony Xperia X Premium Rumored to Include HDR Display with 1.07-billion Color Depth

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    According to the latest rumors out of Japan, Sony is working on a mind-blowing display for the premium version of their next flagship smartphone. The Xperia X Premium is the rumored device, and the intel indicates that Sony is working on an HDR display for the phone that will not only be the brightest ever made in a smartphone, it will also feature a 1.07-billion color depth.

    Specifically, the smartphone display tech is said to be a 5.5-inch 'Whitemagic' LCD display with 1080p resolution and a ridiculous 1300 nits of maximum brightness output. Not only that, but its 10-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology will include the aforementioned billion+ colors instead of the typical 16.8 million colors. It will supposedly create this digital magic by including an additional 1024 shades for each primary color (Red, Green, and Blue). This compares to only 256 shades of each color in your typical display.

    The other fancy feature of this new Sony screen tech is that it will be able to achieve a refresh rate of 120Hz with a contrast ratio of 2000:1. In reality, this is probably going to end up more as marketing hype than anything. Although the screen brightness will be easily noticeable, the rest of the display features will not really be visible to the human eye. Basically, if Sony does create this screen, it will be the pinnacle of what LCD tech can do, and will likely be the last vestiges of that dying tech as everyone slowly moves toward OLED.

    The only other tidbits about this device that we could find in the report is that it should include a Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM and a high-speed USB Type-C port. What do you folks think? Fact or fiction?

    Here's our dedicated section for further discussion: Sony Xperia X Series Smartphones

    Source: PhoneRadar