What Is the Resolution of 4k

Resolution chart

The resolution for 4k is

3840 x 2160

This means a 4k screen has a whopping 8.3 million pixels in total. This is 36 times more than a good old 480p SD screen!

Why Is It Called 4k?

The 4k refers to 4000. But the resolution of 4k is “only” 3840 x 2160.

The reason why it is called 4k comes from the fact that the width, 3840, is close to 4000 pixels.

Common Resolution Types

480p SD

480p SD (standard definition) resolution is

640 x 480

This means a 4k screen has 36 times more pixels than a 480p SD screen.

720p HD

720p HD (high definition) resolution is

1280 x 720

This means a 4k screen has 9 times more pixels than a 720p HD screen.

1080p Full HD

1080p Full HD resolution is

1920 x 1080

This means a 4k screen has 4 times more pixels than a 1080p Full HD screen.

4k Resolution

The 4k resolution is

3840 x 2160

8k Resolution

A new era of 8k screens is making its way. The resolution of the 8k screen is

7680 x 4320

This means it has 4 times more pixels than a 4k screen—that is roughly 33.2 million to be specific.

The resolution chart from 480p SD to 8k Ultra HD

Thanks for reading. I hope you find this information insightful!

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