This article has now been superseded by the latest Lollipop 6.0 Android Icon Size Guide. Please click on the image below to view the latest information.
What Android icon sizes do I need for version 5?
Android 5.1 Lollipop continues with the same sensible icon size methodology as Android 4.1
As technology has evolved, phone & tablet manufacturers have created screens with ever increasing resolutions and pixel density. An increase in pixel density or dots per inch (dpi), means more image information can be displayed within the same physical screen space. This means clearer, sharper text and images are possible as pixel density increases. For icon designers it also means we can create ever more beautiful icons.
To allow for increasing resolution Android has created an icon size rule-set that works on a scaling factor to fit common screen densities. This means we can design icons to look their best on whatever screen they are displayed on by creating a version for each resolution. Using Android’s scaling factor makes it simple to work out what we need for any screen asset and also makes it simple for Android to add another scale for the next jump in screen resolutions.
What size is the Google Play Store icon?
Quick answer: 512 pixels PNG format
What size are Android App Launcher icons?
Quick answer: 48, 72, 96, 144, & 192 pixels PNG format
All Android 5.1 icons are required in 5 sizes to support the different display densities available: 160, 240, 320, 480 & 640 dpi (dots per inch). Any displays with lower screen densities (LDPI) have their icons generated automatically from the Baseline (MDPI) icon by Android.
- MDPI – x1 – 48×48 pixels for 160 dpi (Baseline)
- HDPI – x1.5 – 72×72 pixels for 240 dpi
- XHDPI – x2 – 96×96 pixels for 320 dpi
- XXHDPI – x3 – 144×144 pixels for 480 dpi
- XXXHDPI – x4 – 192×192 pixels for 640 dpi
What sizes are Android interface icons?
The following table shows the icon sizes needed for all Android icon types, for all screen densities.
|Scale||1 x||1.5 x||2 x||3 x||4 x|
|DPI||160 dpi||240 dpi||320 dpi||480 dpi||640 dpi|
|Launcher||48 px||72 px||96 px||144 px||192 px|
|Action bar||32 px||48 px||64 px||96 px||128 px|
|Small / Contextual||16 px||24 px||32 px||48 px||64 px|
|Notification||24 px||36 px||48 px||72 px||96 px|
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