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Alleged Galaxy S5 screenshot seemingly confirms a 5.2" QHD display with 560ppi density

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Alleged Galaxy S5 screenshot seemingly confirms a 5.2" QHD display with 560ppi density
A new screenshot, tipped to be straight from the Samsung Galaxy S5, seemingly confirms the rumored QHD (1440x2560 pixels) screen resolution. It also reiterates the speculated larger, 5.2" screen diagonal, resulting in a record 560ppi pixel density.

So far we've seen both 1080p Full HD, and 1440p QHD displays cited in benchmarks that allegedly originated from different versions of the S5. With the handset about to be announced just a week from now, we hope that everyone's prayers will be heard, and the phone will indeed launch with a QHD Super AMOLED display.

The rest of the rumored specs for the S5 are pretty stellar, too - a new 64-bit Exynos processor for the international version of the phone, or a Snapdragon 800 for the US ones, 16 MP camera, and a large 3000+ mAh battery. We can't wait for next Monday, as we'll be reporting live all the announcement festivities straight from Barcelona and the MWC expo.

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:58 18

1. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What an overkill

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:15 15

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:25 3

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:27 7

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:48 2

50. jove39 (Posts: 1888; 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

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 21:08

52. davenycept (Posts: 200; 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

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:00

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:42 2

34. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 13:10

51. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


iDont think its 640x768

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:00

2. take1sub (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


looks fake

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:02 1

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Why ?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:01

3. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Its not bad

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:03 5

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:27 4

26. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:09 3

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


OIS for the camera?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:13 12

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:42 9

14. skyline88 (Posts: 469; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


it has 4K display and 36mp cam, now go to bed.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:58 2

18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


+1 woot! G'night! (:

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:20 5

8. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Snapdragon 800 will fail at performance at this high resolution :((

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:34 7

11. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


lol, nice try buddy. Displays like this is what the 800 was made for.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:00 1

20. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Isn't Samsung supposed to feature a 805 64 bit Octa Core?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:05 4

22. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:07 3

23. wargreymon (Posts: 737; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:12 3

27. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:41

28. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:22

41. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Yes, it is clocked at over 500Mhz, yielding ~ 156GFLOPS of computing performance

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:34 1

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?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:40 2

13. GuidoB (Posts: 15; 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!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:45

15. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


I'm hoping that since the GS2, but Samsung always disappointed me in this field.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:49

17. GuidoB (Posts: 15; 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 :)

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