Alleged Galaxy S5 screenshot seemingly confirms a 5.2" QHD display with 560ppi density
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
In other news, Apple is rumored to be specing a sub-5 inch 720p display on the iP6. And will claim its 'new' panel is truly resolutionary.
Display is one area where Apple lags Android and even WP flagships.
9. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
It was the first with high-res, now it's the last one to update! Just like the MBP Retina. But you can say what you want to say, but the screens are great. Plus battery life is great.
10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1569; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
They are not going to use 720p. And 1440p is overkill almost in all standards, 1080p is more than enough. Personally, for me anything over 320 ppi is enough, but to each his own, I suppose.
50. jove39 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
This is just a gimmick by samsung. if they really wanted to improve display...then instead of making 1440p pentile display...samsung would have made a real 1080p rgb display.
Ideal resolutions for 5" screens would be 1600x900...less number of pixels to lit...saves battery...higher fps in games...less memory bandwidth is required...gpu has less work to do.
1440p resolution has over 2m more pixels than 900p...it's a total overkill.
1600*900 = 1,440,000
1920*1080 = 2,073,600 +633,600
2560*1440 = 3,686,400 +2,246,400
52. davenycept (Posts: 192; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
The new iPhone display will be called "I-stounding" with a revolutionary 720p+ display on a large 4.2".screen
19. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
Lets see whether this rumor is actually true. What speaks for that is that going to the extreme spec wise would fit Samsung's profile. The question is whether such a cool display will have a negative impact on battery life.
34. akki20892 (Posts: 3744; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Specs looks killer but I'm waiting for design. Hope they change a little bit. If new design with sexy look will blow away any phones.
4. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
If Samsung can show us that QHD won't compromise the phones performance and battery life then I'm in.
26. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
They've already showed it. Adjusted to screen size and battery, the S4 and Note3 screens were more efficient than the lower res S3, Note 2 of previous year. It's not really about the pixel count but pixel effectiveness, and Sammy's pretty good at it, see AMOLED and iPad screens.
6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1830; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
So far the rumors look like
it will have QHD screen
it won't have QHD screen
it will have QHD screen
it won't have QHD screen
it will have QHD screen
it will have 16mp camera
it will have 20mp camera
it will have 16mp camera
i think i'm just going to skip the rest of the rumors now that it's coming in a week.
14. skyline88 (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
it has 4K display and 36mp cam, now go to bed.
8. hipnotika (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
Snapdragon 800 will fail at performance at this high resolution :((
11. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
lol, nice try buddy. Displays like this is what the 800 was made for.
20. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
Isn't Samsung supposed to feature a 805 64 bit Octa Core?
22. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Not quite yet, the 805 launches in June, the 64-bi Exynos maybe much later. The S5 will feature the refreshed 2,5GHz variant of the SD800 (MSM8974AC) or the refreshed Exynos 5 (5422) depending on the market, both will be very fast.
23. wargreymon (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Not really, Adreno 320 was barely enough for 1080p screens, so 330 in SD 800 came and blew away the lag that intense games could have. Most likely it will have higher clock on the GPU in S5, but it will have a sweaty time keeping up with all the pixels.
27. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Resolution does NOT affect performance linearly, meaning Dead Trigger 2 in quadHD doesn't require 400% the power of HD. It definitely requires more, but textures, effects, memory usage, game engine etc. stay the same.
The Adreno 320 runs properly optimized FHD games smoothly.
28. rd_nest (Posts: 1045; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
800 already drives this resolution for tablets. Why can't it do so in a phone?
Also, this is 800'AC' version where the GPU is clocked higher.
41. livyatan (Posts: 821; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Yes, it is clocked at over 500Mhz, yielding ~ 156GFLOPS of computing performance
12. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
The icons rain on the statusbar shows Samsung still isn't capable of making a well-finished UI.
Seriously, what the hell is that sh*t?
13. GuidoB (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
Perhaps that is because the image has been narrowed and therefore the image became a bit more blurry? I am sure Samsung will make this new TouchWiz UI awesome!
15. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
I'm hoping that since the GS2, but Samsung always disappointed me in this field.
17. GuidoB (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I'll give you that. They don't look as good as other devices, but with the announced teaser from Samsung they got my attention and now I hope and think it will be better :)
16. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
i frankly dont care what this phone has....it still wont be cheaper than when i got my s4 for free on thanksgiving....money is king!!
24. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Samsung with a new gimmick to sell their bad phones. Good bye battery life.
25. Taters (Posts: 3738; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Technology should ALWAYS advance, no matter what the fan boys and haters say. Battery life has been surviving resolution increases for how many years in a row? I don't see it changing at QHD. 1080p battery life > 720p battery life based on power saving techniques and increased SOC/GPU efficiency. That'll happen again definitely.
What I do have a problem with is the SD 800. It should really be better than a souped up Nexus 5 processor. Yes it's the best right now but still pretty old for a mobile SOC.
29. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 803; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
You do realise that at some point human eyes cant tell the difference? For example on a 5" screen when you hold it normally lets say 20-30cm from your eyes you cant tell the difference between 1080p and 1440p. In other words you are paying money for something that makes no difference for you but is just a weapon for the company's marketing machine so it can advertise that we have it apple/htc/etc dont have it. Of course technology shouldnt stop advancing, but we havent advanced the battery technology for many years now and thats worrying.
39. tedkord (Posts: 6192; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
45. Taters (Posts: 3738; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Yes I am very familiar with the science and people said the exact same thing that you just said when 1080p screens were introduced. They bought Apple's spiel about can't see pixels over 300ppi. That was of course nonsense.
Trust me. Quote me on it. QHD screens will look much much much better than 1080p screens. And it'll be totally worth whatever imaginary penalties you can come up with.
48. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 468; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
The increase in detail won't be nearly as noticeable as going from a 200 PPI screen to a 300 PPI screen but it will make a difference.
Whether or not you care about the difference is entirely up to you. I would rather be paying $600 for a phone with a QHD display than $650 for a 640p display. Am I still the one getting fooled?
30. AfterShock (Posts: 3697; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Didn't this happen last year too?
Then with the S4, and a s600 under the hood, then two months later it came with s800 option?
Samsung will flood retail market with many models again. Just sucks for early adopters in Samsung's camp.
46. Taters (Posts: 3738; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It's different. The S600 in the GS4 was the latest at the time. It was the cutting edge.
Putting the S800 in the GS5 is like pulling a Sony. Like how the Xperia Z used the same S4 pro in the Nexus 4 when they really should have waited and used the S600.
37. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)
Glad to see someone say that technology should always advance.
Do people who are criticizing the 1440p think in the year 2020 we'll still have 1080p mobile displays? Really! Technology advances people!
43. Klamba92 (Posts: 206; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Yes technology advances, and that's great but why me lots of others say 2k is pointless at the moment is because no content takes advantage of this. Who knows maybe by 2020 things will be much more different with loads of content taking advantage of this.
Another point is battery life I would much rather a phone that can last 2 days with heavy use then barely that lasts barely 16 hours of the same use!
The fact is whether you download movies of the play store or bluray rip that movie will be at max FHD, and you will not be able to tell the difference even with a QHD screen on a screen of that size screen. If anything you might get even worse letterboxing!
47. Taters (Posts: 3738; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Or it could look way better.... Diminishing returns generally only happen in business. For technology the sky is the limit. Trust me, you will be able to tell the difference if your eyes are 20/20 or better.
31. kelpa32 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
will this Samsung flagship will have the OIS?
32. AstronautJones (Posts: 284; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I call BS. Anybody else notice the status bar?
isn't KitKat supposed to have all white Icons?
Surely GS5 will have KitKat.
33. GuidoB (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
Maybe some kind of prototype which doesn't have a white icons yet because no 4.4 installed?
35. nctx77 (Posts: 842; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
So...where is the wow! Factor? This is just a spec bump from previous models. They did the same thing last year. A faster chip and a higher resolution screen. Smartphones have hit a wall folks! From what I'm seeing, you might as well buy a note 3. Don't nobody care about a higher resolution on such a small screen lol!
40. AstronautJones (Posts: 284; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
What? When the only info is screen size and resolution, what do you expect?
wait until we have the rest of the picture before you make that comment.
if they keep the same basic plastic materials, same generic gs3, gs4, note 2,3 shape and design...THEN I will be saying the same thing
36. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)
Isn't Samsung having an event in NYC also?
42. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 282; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
And the battery life will be even more dire than the S4 was...
44. yonith (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I will not buy this phone if the screen is QHD and is being driven by the SD 800. 805 with its upgraded gpu is a must for me at this high resolution. I'll wait for the LG G3 if need be.
49. NoFanboy (Posts: 283; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
I'm surprised Samsung is doing so good at secrecy. The phone is a week away and it hasn't leaked yet?
53. zachattack (Posts: 611; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
What it amounts to is lets wait for the guinea pigs to buy one and let the reviews do the talking. This thing seems like a battery killer on all levels unless they did something no one knows about which i doubt. they need a 4000mah battery or more then maybe the S5 won't flop
54. Droid_Razr1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
overpowered device ! but i guess this time touchwiz might be different, i think maybe optimized !