KDDI brings zoom-enhance for HD movie streaming on smartphones

Have you ever been tired of not being able to get HD video from your non-HD device? Well, it looks like the folks over at KDDI are, and they’ve got a solution. With a new technology developed by KDDI’s Research and Development team, you can zoom in on a particular sector of an HD video, so as not to overload your smartphone with the intense data input stream required for full 1080p video. Sure, you’ll still be able to view the full video if you want, but if you would prefer to live without the skips and lags, this new feature may be right up your alley.

In a similar fashion to the way skyfire works by using their servers as a middle man to bring you optimized content, KDDI’s servers will do the same. You will then be able to focus only on the important parts of the HD video stream, freeing up memory and data on your device. The best part? Because of the way the pixel density technology works, you’ll be able to zoom in with “negligible picture fidelity loss, if any”.

What do you think of this new data-saving technology? Hit the break to see a video of it in action, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[via engadget]