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2160p is an alternative name for 4K UHD, a resolution supported by UHDTV products and which offers four times the definition of 1080p.[1] The number 2160 stands for 2,160 horizontal lines of display resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced. In a progressive image, the lines of resolution of the image go from the top of the screen to the bottom.[2] The only planned higher definition format for television is 8K UHD.[3]


2160p or 4K UHD is 3840×2160 (8.3 megapixels in the 16:9 aspect ratio) and is one of the two resolutions of Ultra-high-definition television.[4][5]

Confusion between QHD and UHD[edit]

QuadHD or QHD are 1440p, not the higher 2160p (UHD) standard. Quad HD is four times the resolution of HD or 'HD Ready' (720p),[6] whereas UHD is four times the resolution of Full HD (1080p).[7]


  • Philips has made a 3DTV with a native resolution of 4K UHD.[8]
  • Sony Xperia Z2 shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • The NOKIA LUMIA 930 shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • The NOKIA LUMIA ICON shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • The NOKIA LUMIA 1520 shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 3(only Snapdragon 800 version) shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S5 shoots 2160p video at 30fps.
  • On June 12, 2014, the 2014 FIFA World Cup became the first ever to be shot in 4K UHD, thanks to FIFA's partnership with Sony.
  • In March 2015 the ICC World Cup was broadcast in 4K resolution.[9]
  • On September 2, 2015, Sony announced the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the first phone with a 4K UHD Display.[10]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Henning, W (2006-09-11). "Bye-Bye 1080P – Hello 2160P?". Neoseeker. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  2. ^ MATTHEW BRAGA. "The Road to 2160p: How 4K UltraHD Will Get into Your Home". Tested. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Robert Silva. "8K Resolution - Definition and Explanation of 8K Video Resolution". About.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ultra High Definition Television: Threshold of a new age". ITU. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Beyond HD". Broadcast Engineering. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  6. ^ Graphics display resolution#QHD .282560x1440.29
  7. ^ Graphics display resolution#UHD 4K .283840x2160.29
  8. ^ Fermoso, J (2008-10-01). "Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews Philips’ 3D HDTV Might Destroy Space-Time Continuum, Wallets". Condé Nast Digital. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
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  10. ^ Sony Global - Xperia Z5 Premium