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Samsung having problems producing 441ppi displays, possibly for the Samsung Galaxy S IV

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Samsung having problems producing 441ppi displays, possibly for the Samsung Galaxy S IV
The 441ppi pixel density on the HTC DROID DNA matches the pixel density on Samsung's rumored 5 inch display

The 441ppi pixel density on the HTC DROID DNA matches the pixel density on Samsung's rumored 5 inch display

The other day, we passed along the rumor that Samsung was planning on using a 5 inch screen for the Samsung Galaxy S IV with resolution of 1080p. If that sounds familiar, that is because it is the same specs as the screen used on the HTC DROID DNA. That means it will have an outrageous 441ppi pixel density, more than 100ppi above the pixel density on the Apple iPhone 5 and nearly 100ppi above the 342ppi on the HTC 8X.

According to a report out of Korea, Samsung has been struggling to mass produce these displays because of the evaporation process technology that it uses. Samsung Display is trying to obtain advanced LITI technology from 3M that allows OLED material to be more smoothly printed on glass. Those with knowledge of the situation say that Samsung is still having difficulties with the technology. Blue-colored materials are slowing down Samsung's mass production of the displays.

The source says that due to these problems, Samsung might not be able to release the device using the panel (purportedly the Samsung Galaxy S IV) on time. Speculation is that the next Galaxy S smartphone will be launched sometime in the second quarter of 2013.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 22:46 26

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Hey Samsung, take your time then! I'd die for a 1080p amoled screen and anything less would be disappointing.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:25 26

6. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Totally agree they should aim for third quarter or longer to get a great product rather than rushing things

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:32

22. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


One day we are definitely going to get smartphones with 6 inch with 2560*1440 resolution..

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:40 11

24. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


SLCD looks better

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:32 14

43. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It's all about preferences. Some may prefer the vivid ones over the more natural-looking displays, and vice versa.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:57 3

50. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, someone may prefere short lifespan, Burn-In effect, not natural colors, not clear and not sharp images... It's all about preferences... (sarcasm)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:37 6

52. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


aww... you sound mad. believe it or not, most people don't edit photos professionally on their phone, and prefer the vivid colours.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:06 2

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, not mad just sarcastic. :)
I agree that not all people care about natural colours, clear and sharp images on their phones but it still doesn't change the fact that not natural colours and not sharp images are more disadvantage than advantage or I'm wrong?
Also why would anyone should prefer display which has shorter life span and easily gets Burn-In effect? Should it be somehow useful for user? I don't think so! :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:27 3

59. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


shorter life span? I'm not gonna be using my phone for more than 1.5 years max, like most people. Burn-In effect? I have't seen that happen with any current gen SAMOLED HD

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:47 4

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Some people prefer lower power comsumption, higher contrast, higher refresh rate, more saturated and more vivid colours. Although I've never experienced burn-in effect since I'm using AMOLED screen(N8, GSII now the GNOTE II), it is not much of an issue since most of us don't keep a phone for more than 2years.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:56 1

58. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


yep and i love amoled cuz natural colors i see all day long lol

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:49

26. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


later, samsung will send 1080p in 5.5". super amoled screen can not be above 350ppi

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 01:36 8

38. AbhiD (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


it would be better if you die for a 5 inch 1080p IPS screen with OptiContrast panel+PixelEyes+WhiteMagic+MobileBraviaEngine2+pur​e RGB matrix, which would feature in upcoming Sony ODIN/YUGA.
i humbly request you not to die for a fake and oversaturated screen as it's not worth ur life...!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:09 4

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmaooo wowwwwwww man really!???

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 04:33 2

64. bipinm (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


This is Good news for Sony...When Yuga lauches there will be nothing to compete with in Display...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:14

42. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


No samsung is probably going to use OLED screen soon...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:38 1

44. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I just hope they fix the screen burn-in issues of AMOLEDs. Mine's already showing little disparities of blue subpixels in just three months.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 14:46

60. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You'd die for that?

Your expectations are too low.

I'd have a heart attack for a 8K screen with all-day battery life in the same-size body

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:12 2

2. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


well said

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:18 4

3. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


A possible 5 inch screen on the Galaxy S4? I wonder what the screen size for the Galaxy S5 will be & if Samsung will keep going bigger.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:00 12

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


As long as the bezel shrinks at an equal rate I'm totally fine with that.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:17 2

14. Mr_Hyde (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


4.8 inches is my stopping point. Above that I have problems with the ergonomics of my phone.

4.3 - 4.5 inches is my minimum - Preferable sizes & best for my hands.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 01:33 1

37. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


5 inch is the maximum screen size i will have on a smartphone !

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:23 1

4. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I'm keeping my S3. If production problem persists, looks like we have an S3s to look forward to smh.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:24 3

5. dilse (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Great products require great efforts....

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 23:41 7

7. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


samsung logic - human hands and there pockets get big each year, by 2015 human hands will be large enough to use samsung galaxy s6 7 inch and note 5 8 inches perfectly

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:04 5

11. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


They are actually "training" us unconsciously with bigger screens. Have you ever tried using Galaxy S3 after using Galaxy Note? It feels small as hell! lol

If they keep on increasing screen sizes in conjunction with narrower bezels, it's all good I reckon.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 01:45 2

40. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


then by their logic we will be holding 15" phones or what ever by 2020 i find it funny that they still increasing the sizes although Koreans have small hands compared to their phones

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:11 4

49. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


How do you deduce to that conclusion? 15" phones? Now you are being ridiculous.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 00:44

62. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


by the rate of increase in size every year if this stupid over sizing doesnt stop 15" is no joke i think 4.7 is massive enough for human hands for a moblie that we have to make call from

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