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Photo displays 4.99 inch, 1080p panel expected for Samsung Galaxy S IV

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Photo displays 4.99 inch, 1080p panel expected for Samsung Galaxy S IV
The display at far right could be headed to the Samsung Galaxy S IV

The display at far right could be headed to the Samsung Galaxy S IV

A picture taken of a wall display at CES shows a timeline of Samsung's AMOLED screens starting with a 210ppi 3.97 inch WVGA screen from 2010 to today's 4.99 inch 1080p screen with a 440ppi pixel density. If the latter numbers sound familiar, it could be because they are the rumored specs for the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Which means that what we are looking at could be the panel for the next version of Samsung's flagship Android phone.

A new revision to the material used on AMOLED screens is supposed to result in 25% power savings, according to the Korean manufacturer. A low power mode is supposed to ring up another 47% in power savings. With the FHD panel being the successor to the 5.5 inch screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which itself uses an RGB matrix, the Samsung Galaxy S IV could do away with the PenTile display seen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. That would seem to contradict what Samsung's Samsung USA's Philip Berne said at CTIA last year when he stated that Samsung went with a PenTile display on the 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S III because AMOLED screens have better longevity with a PenTile display.

source: AndandTech

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 01:39 8

1. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


I hope samsung uses a full RGB matrix for its 1080p screen this time with 32bit color.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:39

6. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


To be honest I haven't compared the detail of the my gs3 display vs my friends Gn2

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:57 4

12. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


at that high a resolution it wont matter if its pentile or anything else...believe me and as far as the S3 goes a 720p display on a phone is dense enough and there are luterally no pixelations in the S3...people have just become too picky and if given a chance would even want a 2160p screen on a 5 inch device...but ffor what?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:08 1

14. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I do notice the pentile in the Gs3 not complaining though

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:30

18. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i could see pixel everywhere in s3, that's my disappointment from s3, note 2 screen however is brighter and it's harder to see pixel from it

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:40

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm thinking guys... is it technologically possible to have AirView without a sylus - just hovering over drop-down panels with our fingers to get the options?

It may sound crazy but it really isn't. We're quite accurate with touch controls nowadays and if you hover over a drop-down menu with a mouse it drops down anyway, so there is no distraction or anything. However to get the finger 1-5mm close and have AirView options - that would be just great.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:59

24. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Xperia sola have an almost similar technology, I guess?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 13:07

27. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


It will be benefits if you are watching porn closer.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 03:18

28. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yeah, pentile won't matter at that resolution. But considering the fact that they are developing these new technologies, it is most probably going to be RGB.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:55 3

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


not likely to happen I guess. See RGB uses same sizes of colors from blue to green and to red( meaning they are all in the same height and width) That's where the problem arises. BLUE oleds have shorter lifespan compared to the other two. Given that fact, they need to make the blue oled larger to compensate for the lifespan of the oled. That's why they didn't use RGB on the note 2. Instead, used an almost identical matrix yet would compensate with the lifespan.

This is what I think. I maybe wrong. :)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:39

19. MeoCao (unregistered)


It's very tough to make small OLED pixels as the material is not as durable as LCD.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:10

2. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I don't remember Samsung releasing any phones with 4.3" qHD phones in 3Q '11.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:11

3. easymomo (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


It was for PS Vita

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:23

4. pyradark (Posts: 769; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


that's OLED display right? not AMO

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:33

5. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


PS Vita has a 5" 720 p display if I'm not mistaken

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:45 2

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


You are wrong , its a qhd display
Someone from XDA should port android to the vita . The specs are awesome
Source :http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:52

9. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


You did see me say "if I'm not mistaken" right? And yes I know its qhd now but its not 4.3" its 5 and the resolution is 960:544. And yes the specs are good ... they've always been .

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:33

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


AMOLED = Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode

OLED = Organic Light Emitting Diode

AMOLED is based on OLED technology.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 03:35

29. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


OLED is simply a light generation device. It converts electricity into heat and light. AMOLED is simply a technology in which different OLEDs are arranged on a sheet of Thin Film Transistor (TFT) to create a display.

And if you are thinking, there is a counterpart of AMOLED which is known as PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED). It creates a display without using a TFT layer.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:42

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


They make the amoled screen for the HTC One S and Motorola RAZR . I think they should have used a QHD screen in the galaxy s2 instead of the WVGA screen . With QHD resolution is higher and you get a wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio .

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:56 1

11. Shino (Posts: 195; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Well, it took them 5 years to reach and surpass Apple's level of ppi. I wonder what the next ppilevel of Apple and Nokia would be. 550, 600?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:11 7

15. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


5 years ago apple didn't even have their 3g model for sale .
What are you smoking .

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:51 6

16. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


apple's been producing iPhone for the last 5 years and yet, they haven't surpassed the 4" screen of the OG galaxy s. :))

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:58 7

20. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Pretty ignorant, it also took Apple 2 years to have NFC... OH WAIT THEY DON'T HAVE NFC!

HAHAHAHAHA

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:44 4

22. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Apple reality distortion field detected

How does it feel knowing it's actually Samsung and LG making your precious "retina" displays?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:54 3

23. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1379; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Not to make it seem like you're being ganged up on, but the iphone didn't have good screen ppi until the iphone4 in 2010. Before that (3gs and older models) had a screen ppi of 163, which is pretty low. The retina display effectively doubled their screen ppi, but there has been little change in the iphone's screen since then, except for lengthening it for the iphone5.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:55 1

25. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


THANK YOU!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:07

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Strange that this didn't break news earlier, someone with a 20MP+ could've made a close-up photo to analyze technology.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 12:43 1

26. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


"That would seem to contradict what Samsung's Samsung USA's Philip Berne said at CTIA last year when he stated that Samsung went with a PenTile display on the 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S III because AMOLED screens have better longevity with a PenTile display."

I don't think there was a contridiction in his statement. I believe he was referring to pentile vs "classical" RGB. From what I understand, the blue pixel on an OLED has a shorter life and isn't as bright vs the red and green pixels. They used an extra green pixel for pentile to help boost the brightness and longevity.

The Note2 does not have a traditional RGB structure. They worked around the blue OLED issue by using a longer blue pixel in a perpendicular arrangement.

A "classical" RGB arrangment looks something like this: ||| (all pixels are equal in size)

Where the the Note2's RGB looks more like this: |= (where the blue vertical line is twice as large)

A better explanation in the link below...

http://www.oled-info.com/galaxy-note-2-uses-non-pentile-oled-display-267-ppi

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