The Honor Note 10 might use AI to upscale its 1080p display to 2K sharpness

Honor Note 10 - Rear

The Honor Note 10 is another gargantuan 6.9-inch smartphone launching this month, the other one was Xiaomi’s Mi Max 3. However, it would be a mistake to consider both to be in the same league. The Honor Note 10 seems to be a flagship offering from what we’ve seen at TENAA, and it also looks the part. Recent live images of the handset showed a shimmer Silver rear design on the phone. But we’re going to shift our attention towards the display.

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According to rumours swirling around on China’s micro-blogging platform Weibo, the Honor Note 10 will receive a new technology called AI2K, which will make a 1080p display appear as a 2K panel. Bear in mind that the Note 10 has a 6.95-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2220 x 1080p. On the surface, Honor will use AI to spruce up the image quality which is also suggested by the label “AI2K”.

However, the specifics of the technology are not yet known as it is the first time we’ve heard about it. But it should be known that it is a theoretical impossibility to provide a true 2K image from a 1080 display. What Honor could do is make the display appear as 2K.

A similar implementation was shown off by Nvidia in 2014 which produced 4K quality on a 1080p display. It was called Dynamic Super Resolution. Or it could also be something similar to the upscaling method which is used in some PS4 Pro games. 

Also read: Honor Note 10 with 6.9-inch display and 6000mAh battery teased in a poster

Regardless, the Honor Note 10 will also be featuring GPU Turbo most likely and the Kirin 970 SoC possibly. It also has a promising camera on paper says TENAA – 16MP + 24MP for the rear and 13MP for the front shooter. The handset launches in a week’s time on August 31.


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