Photo displays 4.99 inch, 1080p panel expected for Samsung Galaxy S IV
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.
1. dan86 posted on 14 Jan 2013, 01:39 8 0
I hope samsung uses a full RGB matrix for its 1080p screen this time with 32bit color.
6. Atrixboyyy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:39 0 0
To be honest I haven't compared the detail of the my gs3 display vs my friends Gn2
12. PhenomFaz posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:57 4 0
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?
14. Atrixboyyy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:08 1 0
I do notice the pentile in the Gs3 not complaining though
18. rickywinataa posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:30 0 1
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
21. _Bone_ posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:40 0 1
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.
24. neutralguy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:59 0 0
Xperia sola have an almost similar technology, I guess?
27. nofear posted on 14 Jan 2013, 13:07 0 0
It will be benefits if you are watching porn closer.
28. IHateApple posted on 23 Jan 2013, 03:18 0 0
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.
10. neutralguy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:55 3 0
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. :)
19. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:39 0 0
It's very tough to make small OLED pixels as the material is not as durable as LCD.
2. p0rkguy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:10 0 0
I don't remember Samsung releasing any phones with 4.3" qHD phones in 3Q '11.
5. Atrixboyyy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:33 0 0
PS Vita has a 5" 720 p display if I'm not mistaken
8. thelegend6657 posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:45 2 1
You are wrong , its a qhd display
Someone from XDA should port android to the vita . The specs are awesome
9. Atrixboyyy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:52 0 0
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 .
17. PhoneArenaUser posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:33 0 0
AMOLED = Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode
OLED = Organic Light Emitting Diode
AMOLED is based on OLED technology.
29. IHateApple posted on 23 Jan 2013, 03:35 0 0
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.
7. thelegend6657 posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:42 0 1
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 .
11. Shino posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:56 1 7
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?
15. Atrixboyyy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:11 7 0
5 years ago apple didn't even have their 3g model for sale .
What are you smoking .
16. neutralguy posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:51 6 0
apple's been producing iPhone for the last 5 years and yet, they haven't surpassed the 4" screen of the OG galaxy s. :))
20. daftastic posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:58 7 0
Pretty ignorant, it also took Apple 2 years to have NFC... OH WAIT THEY DON'T HAVE NFC!
22. mick25 (banned) posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:44 4 0
Apple reality distortion field detected
How does it feel knowing it's actually Samsung and LG making your precious "retina" displays?
23. VZWuser76 posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:54 3 0
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.
13. _Bone_ posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:07 0 0
Strange that this didn't break news earlier, someone with a 20MP+ could've made a close-up photo to analyze technology.
26. andygallo posted on 14 Jan 2013, 12:43 1 0
"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...