Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will have 5.2 inch QHD glass says insider
It appears that the next-gen version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega will keep the 720 x 1280 resolution that the OG models offered. This time, the phone will offer a screen somewhere between last year's 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch models, with a 6 inch screen. Code named the K Mega (Vasta), the product code is G750. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini aka the Atlantic, Galaxy S5 Dx, the K mini or the G800, will feature a 4.5 inch screen, also with a 720 x 1280 resolution.
When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, there was much disappointment since many had expected the 1440 x 2560 resolution glass. Now, it seems that Samsung is ready for redemption, with the premium version of its flagship phone.
Thanks for the tip xPlayer57!
4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
They have to say "glass" otherwise everyone will just assume the screen is made of the same ugly plastic as the rest of the phone.
25. wilsong17 (unregistered)
ugly for you but not for me or the million they are selling
29. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
What does that mean the screen is always made out of glass ??
33. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3503; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
lol. Screens are not made out of glass... The glass is just covering the screen. And there are phones where the cover is plastic (very rare though)
37. Ashoaib (Posts: 2839; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
They used this word just for a terminology, not for a real material... like we use word "juice" about battery, does it mean baterry really gives a juice? ofcourse not... use common sense
27. tech2 (Posts: 2982; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
He probably wanted to clarify its a non flexible display. As flexible OLEDs are mostly based on plastic as glass isn't bendable.
30. zhiae (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
If theres s prime there will be a one prime then im seeking for one prime not a s prime.
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Hopefully Samsung will offer a high quality QHD LCD on this new phone instead of AMOLED. AMOLED screens with all the missing subpixels aren't so great for text display.
5. vincelongman (Posts: 2672; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
What about a non-petile AMOLED screen?
They fixed all the major drawbacks with AMOLED screens, except maybe burn-in issues
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
If the AMOLED technology evolves and Samsung offered an AMOLED screen with all the subpixels, that might turn out very well.
14. vincelongman (Posts: 2672; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I think there will be non-petile AMOLED sooner
The S4 had one of worst display in term of brightness, now the S5 has one of the brightest displays around
Also LG showed of their OLED TVs at CES, they are probably also working hard on their OLEDs as well
15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I hope the technology evolves to offer uniform subpixel layout and resolution. AMOLED already offers good power efficiency and true blacks. These are very nice qualities.
21. sipha (Posts: 401; Member since: 12 May 2012)
You seriously can notice all this at 441 ppp??
23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Yes and not just me. If you look through the message forums on the various Android/mobile sites, quite a few other people as well.
Text, especially on a light/gray background, is where people seem to notice the slight fuzziness most (myself included).
When looking at pictures and movies, these issues aren't readily apparent.
46. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
You can tell the difference from 100ppi
6. maccess (Posts: 715; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Dont say you can see pentile on a 5'2 Qhd resolution!! If yes then sucks to be you..
10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The human eye is capable of well over 500 dpi resolution. While the eye can't see the individual subpixels at a reasonable viewing distance, it can certainly notice small distortions caused by AMOLED's pentile screen and non-uniform subpixels.
35. rd_nest (Posts: 1118; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
People who doesn't know the difference between PPI and DPI shouldn't be allowed to talk about display.
38. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Most people who know what the terms mean can translate the specific nuances of PPI and DPI according to the medium and context.
For example, Microsoft Windows sets the default display DPI to 96 PPI for monitors that have a physical DPI of less than 116.
26. torr310 (Posts: 572; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Anyways I browse internet a lot and that's the weak point of the LED at the longivity of battery. I prefer an LCD over LED screen. Many LCD screens look so beautiful.
3. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Another epic phone yet again made by Sammy. Definitely a no contest for other
16. ScottSchneider (Posts: 324; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Wow... You have 4 PA accounts,.... Niceeee...
18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Nice, but..after you smoke someone in the back of the head like that, you employ shovel further an bury the depleted carbon based methane generator for mankind's betterment.
IE: Report him if true.
8. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Display mate : S5 the smart phone screen till today.! So what about this QHd beast..?
13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Just like the S5, the quality of the screen depends on how much Samsung pays Displaymate for the report.
19. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Its your idea noob ..! What a shame for your stupid Though..!
11. fzacek (Posts: 2465; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Wow, is this really happening? I would have hoped not...
12. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)
" this could be the first phone offered in the U.S. with such a resolution."
Isn't the LG G3 going to be released with a QHD screen in the U.S.?
36. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3410; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Neither phone is out yet. What can't you understand about the "could" in that sentence?
17. rocksy (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 May 2014)
Zauba database also confirm this news-
(1) SAMSUNG MOBILE PHONE,SM-
22. V1nC3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
This 906 is the Koren version, SM-G906K and SM-G906S spotted in India for test / dev purpose :
May be this model "S5 Prime" will be for Korean only, as the GS4 LTE-A
24. redmd (Posts: 1026; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
"Samsung's first device flaunting a QHD screen" - the nexus 10
28. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
This is crazy,Text and images are sharp as hell on my 720p display.Why would you ever need a Qhd one putting extra load on battery and procesdor,sammy should rather concentrate on touchwiz,design,build quality etc..
31. DBounce (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
Qhd is needed for a phone. 4k is more important for phone sized displays than they are for tablets. Most of you have no clue why this is true, but trust me, you will look a fool when the smoke settles and the future goes mainstream.
QHD is a good start, but we need 4k.... You will beg for it, mark my words.
32. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 946; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Samsung is foolish for releasing a premier device after releasing a minimized version of that device a few months earlier. If they truly are releasing this they should have released this and be done with the minimized version.
This will piss off a few that bought the lower version if they are close to the same price. I know it would piss me off, but I told people to wait since the rumor was that a QHD version in a premium chassis may be released.
For all of you that say there will be no difference in screen I will say even so I would want the best of the latest technology for my money as opposed to the later.
39. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It really is unclear why Qualcomm released the 801 series chips instead of going directly from last year's 800 series to the 805 series. I don't know what specs Qualcomm will finally ship with, but on paper, the 805 offers some worthy improvements, especially for driving displays with more pixels:
Up to 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 (vs. 2.5Ghz Krait 400 on the 801)
Adreno 420 (vs. Adreno 330)
25.6-30GB/s memory bandwidth (vs. 14.9 GB/s)
Perhaps Qualcomm had too many bugs in the chip design. Maybe someone who follows Qualcomm has more knowledge of the cause of the delays?
47. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
What do you expect from them, still behind every other vendors but still used by millions
40. Leonis (Posts: 337; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
How many geeks do you think care about specs? The general consumer won't care about the specs as much as you do. They go to the store and see ohh a new phone maybe? 6 months for a new model seems short but its not that short either. They push the technologie forward and many people actually change phone just for the sake of owning a new phone. For people like me who keeps a phone for more than 2 years this is great news. I am about to buy a new phone and by the end of the year I will have plenty to choose from. Do you think I care if a new phone is out in 6 months? I don't. Just teach yourself to keep a phone and be happy with it instead of complaining a company trying to release new stuff to people.
Its like laptops were new stuff comes out all the time. Most people won't change a phone every 6 months anyway. The jump to a new phone in 6 months is not huge at all.
41. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
People are different, sure. I guess I just don't believe so many Android customers are as ignorant and uncaring as you seem to make them out to be.
Now if we were talking about "Beats" customers... :)
44. Leonis (Posts: 337; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
I know many care but most people own a phone for 1,5 year at least before changing one again. There is always something small people care about and buying a new phones seems to be the solution for some people. Most people I know really don't care if a new phone is released 6 months after. In fact they have no clue about that at all.
You are still promised to get 2 year updates. You just get better specs after 6 months. Now that is great news for all the spec geeks and people who wants the newest stuff all the time just for the sake of it.
I don't like the camera of M8. M8 Prime might have 18mp... that amazing and they upgraded the phone in 6 months. great news. I don't like the design and overall feel of S5. S5 Prime might come out with great specs and build. Great news.
I just don't understand why people complain. Ohhhh you can't afford a new phone every 6 months? Well then don't buy a new phone every 6 months then. You phone is "Old" after 6 months? Well then go Apple, LG or some sh*t OEM then who release one new phone every year. Tech stuff gets old quite fast and you just have to live with it.
42. ifti313 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
meanwhile samsung galaxy s5 10 million units shipped...and samsung dint announce it...???
43. ifti313 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
meanwhile samsung galaxy s5 10 million units shipped...and samsung dint announce it...??? in 25 days
45. teerex42 (Posts: 185; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
Bring it Sammy... this is what I was waiting for. Amoled qhd screen would be phenomenal!!