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Samsung Galaxy S IV rumor: expect 1080p, not an "unbreakable" display

0. phoneArena 13 Dec 2012, 16:11 posted on

The general consensus seems to be that we'll see the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S IV released around April, so there is bound to be a good amount of speculation over the device features during the next couple of months. One main point seems to be in figuring out what to expect from the display. The newest rumors are saying earlier reports are wrong, and that we should expect 1080p, but not an "unbreakable" display...

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:17 10

1. twens (Posts: 519; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Currently own the note 2,awesome device but if the note 3 will indeed feature a 6.3" screen then I will settle for the s3.breakable or unbreakable go Sammy.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:35 12

6. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Well it would be dumb for Samsung to have a GSIV with a 5" screen and a Note III with a 5.5" screen. They would be too similar.

Hadn't heard the Rumor about them increasing the size to 6.3" though. It all makes sense if it's true.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:18 6

16. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I'd say : SGS4 : 4.9" , Note 3: 5.9"

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:15 17

22. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Does the screen size really have to get larger?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:14 7

27. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


wow! somebody is actually thinking that besides me! Phones are getting too big now.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 07:08 2

35. phljcnth (Posts: 255; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It scares when I imagine holding an almost tablet-sized phone right by my ear.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 08:09

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


Phone and surfe then more!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:40

39. guzza (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Things would really get interesting if they could make a screen that can fold in half size to use for normal phone operations and unfold to a 6 inch screen for more multimedia experiences.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:03

42. MichaelCris (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


Yhhh really ...one day there will be phone wth the size of my shoes

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 03:43

33. Topcat488 (Posts: 1113; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Samsung makes about 15-20 phones 4.5" and below!!! Isn't that enough smartphones to find what you tinys (tiny screeners) need... They make only 2 smartphones 5" and above, can't biggies (big screeners) have a few choices to pick from!!! Geeesz.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 23:41

43. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Yes, but those are at the "middle" range, all the flagships are now above 4.5" (which personally I don't have problem with, but I can understand others who wants the best in a smaller screen)

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 07:22

36. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


It would be cool if they released a Flagship device with a 4.3" screen!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 08:22 1

38. alouden (Posts: 187; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree. I wouldn't even buy the Note 2, and I KNEW it was a great phone. Just too much screen for me....

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 14:06

41. Zahrawy (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


No it doesn't have to. but the bezel have to get smaller.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:20

28. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That's disappointing
aww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 01:25 1

32. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


5", 6.3"

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:17 2

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


well that makes sense, if they released it with anything less than 1080p people would be in uproar because it doesnt have the latest and "greatest" Plus this goes along with the rumors of it being 5" 1080p screen

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:18 3

3. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


if it has a flexible screen, i really dont know how samsung will be able to manufacture enough phones because the demand will be enormous

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:27

4. amiaq (Posts: 379; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


A sell out it will be. However I am more interested to see what Galaxy S IV killer Apple will come up with.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:58 7

15. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


The iphone 5S!!! Now with....uh....hmmm....diferrent colors? And....uh...NFC?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:55

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stay tuned, apple is upping their refresh cycle to twice a year so you'll see something new and different.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:47 6

29. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


new and different yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for apple but late and the same for everybody else

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:28

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If I am going with another Samsung device, it's going to be on Verizon because just recently I switched to an unlocked Note 2 and just today my data speeds have gone from 7-15mph down to a unbearable 0.20 down and it still shows H+ on my phone. I tried switching the APN and even called AT&T about it, they told me too bad because they don't support HSPA+ on unlocked devices.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:36 2

7. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Time to switch to T-Mobile, brother

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:39

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I think it would be even worse on T-Mobile. I am not in a T-Mobile HSPA+ area. I am in a HSPA+ area on AT&T and LTE on Verizon. But I switched over to AT&T because I wanted to start using unlocked phones on their network and then they decided to give me 3G only but charge me for 4G service? No thanks to that!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:03 1

11. LOTR12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


T-Mobile is now trying to make HSPA+ as fast as LTE or close ,and that's why they're not not switching to 4G. I'm expecting close to 4G speeds on HSPA+ by T-Mobile.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:13

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I understand that, but the problem is, they only have EDGE network in my area. AT&T worked perfectly when I had an AT&T phone but since I switched over to an unlocked one a week ago, last night they seemed to have turned my HSPA+ network off.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:00 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They told u wrong. It could b a network issue, my one x is unlocked and supports hspa+ speeds

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:03

26. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Is it an AT&T unlocked One X or the international One X?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:18 4

23. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


LTE is really a batter killer. I have a Droid Razr Maxx and LTE (even when inactive) chews on the battery.
When active (expecially with 1-2 bars) it eats the battery. I think Apple is really on the right track by making a special LTE chip. Hope other follow suit.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:36 5

8. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I was checking out the Droid DNA today and i gotta say 1080p looks wonderful.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:59 2

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


See no point in a flexible display for a phone as that would serve no purpose because you would still have to place the display within a chassis to house all the components so flexible display on a phone is kind of dream like things for now. Perhaps on a wrist watch, the flexible display would work but as a cellular device, I don't see it working yet.
Funnier was the transparent displays, again totally useless on cellular devices as you would end up seeing the innards of the devices and that would be distracting and unattractive to boot. Great that they have things that will work sometime in the future just don't expect many of them to magically fit in todays devices yet.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:25 2

13. 14545 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No thanks. They can keep anything over 4.5 inches. My Nexii is way too big at 4.65. I don't have little hands, but I can't get my hands around the nexus and still use it one handed. and I do like one handed operation.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:43 4

17. redmd (Posts: 860; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


iPhone is perfect for your little hands. in android land, bigger is better.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:57 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Did u even read his post, or were u in too much of a hurry to bash the iPhone. His post didn't even remotely mention the iPhone, or him having little hands.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:20 1

24. redmd (Posts: 860; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Umm what part of my post did I bash the iPhone. it seems your English is far advanced.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:51 1

14. lukasound (Posts: 150; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I don't think that flexible tech is "not ready yet". I think it has been ready a long time ago. They probably had the technology to make 5" 1080p Super AMOLED+ screens years ago, but they are dosing the amount of tech for every new generation to make it profitable.

The way things are going, SGS4 should have 5" 1080p pentile screen. Then SGS5 might be RGB, and maybe flexible. Or they are leaving it for the SGS6.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:59 2

20. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Don't want/need a 1080 display on a smartphone. Didn't the American automobile industry go through something similar in the 50's when everyone was rushing to build bigger cars with bigger engines ? We all know how that turned out.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 04:37

34. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Unfortunately for you, no one realy cares what you want. Whether you like it or not, 1080p is here to stay for the forseeable future, deal with it because screen resolutions are only going to get higher and higher. In 10 years time, we'll probably find a way to exceed 1080p with minimal effect on battery life, technology moves on and people eventually deal with it.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:45 3

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Then STOP IT WITH THE stupid RUMORS & wait till MWC 13' or until SAMSUNG have a press conference damn it. I'm still waiting for the SG IV anyway.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 23:49

30. kanagadeepan (Posts: 634; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Galaxy S-IV 4.9" 1080p SuperAMOLED Pentile matrix display and Note-III 5.9" 1080p SuperAMOLED non-pentile matrix (like Note2). Size of s-IV approx equals to s-III and Note-III almost equals size of Note2. Then that will be good...

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 00:38

31. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


I haven't seen a 1080p display on a smartphone so I can't exactly judge, but it just looks like a pretty high resolution for phones. I'd settle for 1600:900 for a laptop screen, that would be magnanimous on a phone screen. That should also increase performance and battery life in theory and also would probably make it easier to implement the unbreakable screen technology. I may be wrong on the last point but the first few points are undeniably true.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 01:05

40. merihmn (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


i don't think Samsung can do flexible screen
coz of Nokia
search in phonearena " Moroh "
then click
Nokia-seeks-patent-on-Morph-concept-phone

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