Is Infinity Display a passing fad or the future of mobile display?

‘Infinity Display’ is a word you might have become accustomed to, especially after the recent influx of mobile phones, right from Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Lenovo, to even Micromax joining the bandwagon with their latest mobile with ‘Infinity Display’.

The Infinity Display is basically referring to the screen having an extremely high (though not the highest in all case) screen-to-body ratio, as well as being curved on the sides and having rounded corners. The combination of all these factors makes for a brilliant viewing experience, owing to its wider aspect ratio of 18:09, as compared to the usual 16:09.

A marvel of mobile engineering, Infinity Display uses lesser power even if you upscale to UHD to stream or play high resolution content. For instance, widescreen high resolution videos that employ 2.35:1 cinemascope video standard can use the width of the extra pixels more efficiently for the content, and the screen itself is wider than the 18:9 aspect ratio. This wide aspect ratio also helps when you do not stream videos, hereby allowing multiple tasks to be completed at the same time.

The new Infinity Display also uses a better adaptive brightness engine, which is crucial for mobile HDR to work correctly. At dim brightness, the mobile HDR upscaling standards will fail to use the full brightness potential, and eventually produce dim results.

However, there are many apps that are yet to complement with the latest trend of infinity display. With the rise of video content and online streaming platforms, infinity display is here to stay and by the time you read this, a new phone with infinity display must have been launched somewhere in the world. So, infinity display isn’t the future, it’s the present.