Check if Your Current Smartphone Supports Wide Colour Gamut

Apple announced that while the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sport the same resolution as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus respectively, there is a bump in the screen, which will now support a wider range of colours. Not just this, the screen on the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are brighter than those on the previous iPhone, which would make for a more pleasing viewing experience on the latest from Apple. If we are to go purely by the aesthetics, the colours on the new iPhone 7 thanks to the support for Wide Colours, results in more vivid and vibrant colours, especially greens and reds. This is not the first time that Apple has added support for Wide Colour Gamut as the iPad Pro 9.7 inch variant comes with it too.


Typically these Wide Colour gamut support displays are capable of showing more colours than the usual sRGB display would be resulting in an even more accurate representation of colours. Wide Colour Gamut support is something that has become bit of a norm in the Television industry. In case you are wondering if your device, be it a laptop or smartphone or tablet supports this Wide Colour Gamut, then the Apple Webkit team has a neat demo for you, lined up here. The colours from the wider gamut are on the right side in the example.


If you just want a quick test, then above is an image that has been developed by the Webkit kit. All you need to do is to look at the image on your device. As long as there is support for the wide range of colours, you will see a Webkit logo within the red image as the image basically has two shades of red in it. In case you are sporting a display that does not support the gamut, you will see a plain red square box and nothing else. On our Windows 10 running machine without 1080P display we could not see the logo, however on the OnePlus 3, we could see the logo inside.

Do share with us, your results too.


Arpit Verma

When not admiring flying metallic birds and the science behind them, Arpit is seen scribbling with his keyboard, voicing an opinion or two about personal technology. He is currently using a Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus as his mobile devices.


    • Abhinav Tirkey
    • September 17, 2016

    I can see the logo on my Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE.

    • ssdas
    • September 17, 2016

    i see it 2 on coolpad lite 3

    • Yug
    • September 17, 2016

    One Plus 2, can see the logo as well.

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