MWC to see Samsung's first phone with 2560x1440 pixels display and iris scanner, is it the Galaxy S5?
1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 332; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
We DON'T need 2K! We NEED better battery life
This pixel race is becoming like the Ghz race in the 90's
5. yowanvista (Posts: 273; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Better battery life won't happen without better battery technology. Lithium Ion is simply bottlenecking smartphone performance and there is no commercial alternative yet.
34. rcl4444 (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
Only partly true.
Better battery life can come from a combination of factors, most of which has to do with improving efficiency:
- more energy efficient hardware (screens and processors)
- more streamlined programming / code
- more efficient RAM memory management
- more efficient background process management
and of course battery capacity.
Though there are new battery techs being developed & tested, none are proven yet. Regardless, a lot could be achieved through improvements to the above without the need to increase battery capacity.
60. miles16852 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
the only true thing you said was, more energy efficient screens, the rest being processors, etc, dont use that much battery at all, that wont help to have more efficient processors, etc,, ONLY the SCREENS are the battery HOGS!
53. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Better optimized software gives you better battery life.
How well do you think TouchWiz is optimized with it running every screen size, android version and display resolution imaginable?
8. yunikmaha (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
The only thing Samsung wants is higher specs, and nothing else
14. SleepingOz (Posts: 2374; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Are you going to buy your next phone with lower specs than your current one? Yeah right, grow a brain buddy! Higher specs is the main reason for people to upgrade. And actually Samsung is the only android oem who really works on the software side. The Note 3 is the perfect example. Sure not all features are useful but at least they're trying. So sorry but your comment is invalid. :)
28. zhiae (Posts: 137; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
im telling if my next flagship is not containing 2k display snapdragon s805 or something higher than s800
better camera i wont buy it
54. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Youre delusional buddy. 99% of Samsung users cant even tell you if their screen is HD much less what processor is inside.
59. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 222; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Same for 99% of HTC, LG, Sony and Moto users. Pshh even 99.7 of iPhone users don't know.
61. miles16852 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
thats because with phones its NOT important! unlike computers, and the REAL hardware!
22. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 488; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
IMO, 2K to 4K Display should be on some 8" - 14" tablets. And for smartphones 5" - 6", 1080P should suffice. and there should be no 7" anymore. Too small for a table. :)
29. Bishop_99 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
The Galaxy S4 and the Note 3 are both 2k.... for the most part, this article refers to it as QHD, although it should be called WQHD, but it still says it may be the first 2k phone.... It may or may not be the first 2.5k phone.
Improvement in this technology is great as the Note 3 records in 4k but the display is only 2k. This 2.5k display of the S5 won't be able to show all the details of the native recorded 4k videos, assuming the S5 will have it, but you will be able to see more detail of a 4k video played back on a 2.5k display, then on current 2k phone displays.
Nothing wrong with improving technology.
32. troutsy (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
2014 is going to be a long year for you if you don't accept the difference between meeting the 2k standard and the marketing usage of 2k display.
35. Bishop_99 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Well, so far, Samsung isn't the one calling this 2k, it's only in the rumor reports. Knowing that 4k is showing up a lot more, 2k will probably seem extremely low for just marketing purposes. Their best option is to say call it 1440p, while touting it is higer than Full HD 1080p.... If Samsung calls it 2k, they will purposely be marketing at a lower resolution than what it really is. I completely doubt that Samsung, or any other company will go that route.
Even in there earlier presentation, Samsung referred to this as WQHD while naming UHD for their 4k future phones.
36. Bishop_99 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Add to that, that if other phone companies decide to stick with 1920x1080 and they don't increase the resolution to 2560x1440, they can market their 1920x1080 phones as 2K because it truly is 2K..... So Samsung would end up calling the 2560x1440 resolution as 2K as the next big thing, but HTC, LG or Sony can easily put the 2K label on their 1920x1080 displays because they in fact are 2k.
I'm sure Samsung is smarter than that when it comes to marketing.
44. applesucker (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
2K display is really a big help for smartphones! not just it improves the resolution but it helps to further enhance the resolution when using digital zoom so that the pictures or videos are not highly pixelized
63. Ashoaib (Posts: 338; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Who told you we dont need 2K display? Just say you dont need 2K display and stick to whatever you want... well, I want 2K display or aka QHD display, bring it on
3. mr.techdude (Posts: 417; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
D.Aceveda you stole the words from my mouth, it's true cause how much sharper can a screen get then say the htc one x which still to me has one of the best displays. We need bigger batteries and I don't care about thinness any more 9 mm is thin enough.
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes, I think it's a S5. 2560x1440 and Iris scanner bring it on Sammy to keep the trend going. If any other OEM brings this then you guys will say yeah bring it on and that Sammy is the last to bring this and copied and blah...blah...blah...Instead right now.
And Sammy will surely bring bigger and better battery as the history show itself.
9. yunikmaha (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
Noneed of such qhd display in a phone and iris scanner, fingerprint is good enough. We alway have to see the phone while unlocking it and what if we are wearing glasses.
46. techaman (Posts: 343; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)
what if your wearing gloves for touch id you take it off easier to tilt glasses down then take glove off
58. joey_sfb (Posts: 1862; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I can see a lot of Apple fans very work out on Sammy advancement.
Samsung is one of the world largest electronic giant that happen to do well in the mobile sector.
Its going to be make life unpleasant for the Apple fans if you can't reverse your own attitude to make all things positive.
Samsung provide the competitor needed for Apple to innovation and price their product competitively. Much like i buy Samsung and Apple make it a better deal each round.
Every freebie i got from Samsung is thanks to Apple. Cheers!
12. emadshiny (Posts: 992; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
If it works perfectly for those with small eyes, then there is no problem.
If not the front facing camera must be replaced with a microscope!
26. H3Drvr (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Asian people problems...and YES I am Asian lol.
In any case, I feel that most people are "wowed" by a great looking screen. Maybe we can't really discern the difference 4k, 2k or 1k with the current content being provided. But as the technology advances, I can see media providers dishing out better quality pics and vids. What's the first thing you notice when you look at your device, the screen.
I agree battery life would be a welcome upgrade and I'm sure Samsung will at least meet or exceed the current performance standards. After all, this will be their flagship device.
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I hope these screens come with a battery capable of pushing them, and lasting the day.
16. _Bone_ (Posts: 1995; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
As the Note 3 and G Flex shows, LG & Sammy are willing and capable to deliver such desires.
18. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Note 3 and G Flex are both in the phablet category. phones that large have enough space for large batteries.
49. JerryTime (Posts: 427; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
The Droid MAXX has a 5" screen like the S4, has a 3500 mAH battery, and lasts 2 days on a charge so you're both wrong. Motorola has been delivering phones with battery life like this for a few years now.
19. Diezparda (Posts: 67; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
I think Sammy doesn't need any higher resolution for their new smartphone, it will maintain battery life longer. It's hardly to noticed such density with naked eye.
15. jbitounis (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
No kidding! Sammy bumping up the specs and coming up with a slew of new gimmicks? Well, that's something we haven't seen in a while.
So, here's to another ridiculous unveiling, like the one for GS4. I'm literally looking forward to a tacky and hilarious presentation! Go Sammy!
17. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
more pixels doesn't just effect battery, it effects GPU performance and for a very little gain. 1080p are sharp enough, anything beyond that is an overkill.
20. Diezparda (Posts: 67; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
True i'd be happier if they start using an ois on their flagship phone rather than add an extra pixel.
57. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
No......but processor usage does. Guess what happens when twice the pixels are displayed? More CPU/GPU use. And less Battery Life.
Thats a fact son.
21. slaggyb (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
After all the so called QHD resolution which seems pointless except the battery life is greatly improved with all the 2.5GHZ octa core processors with 64bit and 4gb of Ram, Apple will still stick to their 1140x640 resolution 1gb of RAM and still kick ass and still sell millions worldwide. Smh! Am Not and never will be an apple fan as I love my blackberry Q10 and won't trade any other phone for it.
25. slaggyb (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This proves it's not all about specs. It's what the masses want. Samsung can continue trying again. My unlocked note which I bought when it first arrived in the market is lagging as hell. Heck! This is a quad-core phone with 2GB of ram and the web browser is limited to opening only 16 web pages, but my Q10 with half the processors handles more than 50 web pages with easy.
23. amats69 (Posts: 792; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
2K display is really an overkill for a smartphone...u cant see the difference between 2k display and 1080p in your naked eye..
30. Lousclues (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
You people that always complain about battery life are annoying as hell. These phones are getting more and more powerful everyday so what do you expect? Even the best laptops and notebooks last only about half a day, so what more do you want from small ass cell phones?
33. troutsy (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Instead of a 2000-2500mAh battery, put in a 3000-4000mAh battery that is 1-2mm thicker? A couple of millimeters is inconsequential to most, unless you use a ridiculous phone cover.
LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Motorola MAXX line of phones are good examples. It's very difficult to use one of these phones and then go back to the dark ages of charging twice a day.
31. wando77 (Posts: 227; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
If you're all so against technology progressing then why don't you all have old Nokia symbian phones and why do you come on here o read about new phones?
Sort yourselves out guys, higher res displays, better processors etc are great. Same old crap where you hate the fact your expensive bit of gear is going to be outdated 6 months down the line so you try to make out the latest gear is pointless
37. harigrg33 (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 May 2013)
samy please give us 5000mah battery if you are going with qhd or 2k watever it is called....
39. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Am all for improvements, I remember when last year in these forums how guys were claiming that 1080p was an over kill.. look where we're today.
40. Lboogey6 (Posts: 237; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Iris scanner is feet but it's dark a good portion of the day will it pick that up?
42. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I think the more importantly this means the S5 will have a much larger screen to support this resolution. And anything bigger than 5 inches will reduce sales as it will be a niche product like the note, and not everyone can see themselves using a device that big.
45. techaman (Posts: 343; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)
please stop saying apple made touch id mainstream they did not if android made all android phones in the world with touch id after the atrix then that would be mainstream but when you are a company that makes one phone the same every year its not mainstream you should have said since apple decided to put the touch id in there phones as well they made the touch id relevant again.
47. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
I'm excited for the next revolution of top tier Android devices, just not from Samsung.
48. techaman (Posts: 343; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)
no one cares about the screen if it can be dropped and broken they need sapphire glass covering screen a thin layer not reg thickness. this will make people happy do lots of drop tests and not brake that sells it. with tech as well
50. nasznjoka (Posts: 220; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Its nice they are defining new heights always #anyway
51. euklidis (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Samsung never announced a device in MWC. Wake up!
52. GeekMovement (Posts: 1481; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I'm sure Samsung will find a way to push the battery life to be as good or better than the S4. If the battery life is weak, then the S5 is a fail.