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Samsung details plans for 4K phones, own 64-bit processor for 2014-15

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Samsung details plans for 4K phones, own 64-bit processor for 2014-15
Samsung has detailed its plans for the near future and they include even higher resolution phones and the development of its own custom processor core, a move similar to what Apple is doing with the Cyclone processing core in its latest iPhone 5s and iPads. The news come straight from the horse’s mouth from Samsung’s Analyst Day event in Korea.

Screens are of course where Samsung’s strength is. The Korean company is drawing a picture of the future where we could have devices with even sharper displays. If all goes as planned, Samsung might release smartphones with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and pixel density reaching an impressive 560ppi.

4K Ultra HD resolution phones are the next step that could come as soon as in 2015. In sheer numbers, we’re looking at future devices with 3840 x 2160 pixel displays. Just imagine this on a smartphone, pixel density on a screen the size of today’s smartphones would reach over 800ppi.

The other big thing that Samsung is working on is its own ARM-based processor core. Samsung will obviously continue on relying on Qualcomm’s chip in the near future, but it is also developing its own core, much like Apple has done with the Apple A7.

We have already heard about Samsung’s plans for truly flexible phones (not just curved or bendable) phones in the near future. Plenty to be excited about in the future, isn’t there?

Samsung details plans for 4K phones, own 64-bit processor for 2014-15

source: SamMobile

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:19 25

1. alchemyduelist (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


800ppi? What's with the world and crazy pixel density screens. What the phone industry needs to sort out is the battery life of phones. Lol.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:53 7

11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Waste of processing power and battery, this is even more ridiculous when Samsung themselves stuff 1366x768 screens on 900$ laptops. I know because i bought one.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:14 9

20. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Battery life is more important than pixel count...if samsung can't invest/research on improving batteries...then atleast they should work on power efficient 1080p displays before moving on to 4K.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:48 4

26. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I agree .. they should focus on innovating batteries that can last 4x - 5x times more .. and also focus on developing displays that can consume 5x-10x times lesser battery juice ..

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 16:08

40. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


with today's current battery technology, it is really impossible to improved battery life unless make it bigger so as the phone itself! it is the responsibility of the manufacturers itself and not samsung

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:01

33. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yeah you are right. they have to focus battery instead of display resolution we have got 450 ppi display but battery life remains 1 day average

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:19 11

2. sam3k (Posts: 116; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Hope your plans will materialize, Samsung is 1 of the few company's driving innovation..

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:09

18. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Not sure if you are only talking about the mobile phone market. Since there are only a few manufactures that are real competition for each other, sure, there are only a few of them. In the mobile market, there are a lot. Qualcomm for example. Overall, in the general market there are tens of thousands.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:21 12

3. Johnabis (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


I don't think there is a need for anything above 400ppi

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:25 3

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not 400, above 300 is more than enough.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:30 17

8. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Says Apple.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:15 3

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Search the fact on Google.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:24 3

15. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The "fact" on Google assumes everyone holds their device the same distance and had the same eyesight. I have 20/18 eyesight, I can see pixels more than most people.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:11 3

19. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


How do you search for that fact? It's an opinion. There is no "fact" here.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:24 3

23. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I can see a difference between a ~300 ppi screen and ~400 ppi. I don't see a point in going beyond the current ~450 though. You can't pick out an individual pixel on the HTC One or LG G2. This year saw photorealistic screens. Anything beyond that is a waste of processing power.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

24. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


See a difference yes, but how close do you need to look at the display to tell? To me there needs to be enough difference to warrant the extra battery life and processing power.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:33 1

25. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Weather it's enough or not is subjective. But you can definitely notice the difference between 720p & 1080p on my HTC 1 compared to my 720p galaxy nexus. Would like the option to reduce resolution at times. Like I can with a laptop or monitor

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:50

31. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I hear you, but I just don't think it's necessary on such a small screen. TV I understand, because the screens are so large. I can look at 1080p on a tv and see how it can get better, so 4k is great for tv's. On a phone makes just as much since as a galaxy round.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 15:06

37. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The Galaxy Nexus used a PenTile screen. Those are typically more jagged looking than non-PenTile (LCD) at the same resolution. That's why the Galaxy S4 at 1080 looks significantly sharper than the S3 at 720. Gotta compare apples to apples.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:38 3

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Alright guys, I want 1 trillion ppi in one inch damn it.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 22:16 1

38. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


1,600,000,000,000 x 900,000,000,000 is 1,835,755,975,068 PPI

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:32 2

4. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


I still think that 64 bit is still a fad.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:13 4

5. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


No need.. samsung should focus on camera, design and new UI

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:26 2

7. Boybawang (Posts: 122; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


500dpi on a phone is NOT impressive but rather a waste of CPU cycles. But it can serve usefull in high res head mounted displays such as VR.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:40 4

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Samsung pushing limits of their sweet screen.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:50 2

10. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


My guess is that Samsung will put WQHD on the next Note which will be 6", also on the later generation of Note 8, and perhaps a UHD on their 10-13" range of tablets.

Putting anything more than full hd on a 5-6" smartphone would be utter idiocy.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:57 4

12. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Get 4k on televisions and computer monitors first. Why 23 inch and 50 inch screens are the same resolution as a phone blows my mind.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:25 1

16. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because people don't view their 50 inch televisions from a foot away.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:43 4

17. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Even at a modest 8 ft, a typical 1080p HDTV at 55" would look far more pixelated and ugly compared to that same resolution in a phone, even had you put your nose up against it (the phone).

4k needs to come affordably to the TV before anything else, really. Monitors will be important too but it'll really only see extensive use by enthusiasts and workstation professionals.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:08

34. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


It is simple : you can sell phone every year but ppl doesnt buy tv or laptops every year

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