5.25-inch QHD display for Samsung's Galaxy S5 now in production?

5.25-inch QHD display for Samsung's Galaxy S5 now in production?
While it may not be curved, the display of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 is certainly going to be a step up from the screen that we can all admire on the Galaxy S4.

Korean website DDaily is reporting that Samsung Display started mass-producing 5.25-inch QHD (Quad HD) AMOLED panels for the new Galaxy S5. If that's true, the next Galaxy flagship's screen will have an insane pixel density of 559.47 PPI, resulting from the 1440 x 2560 resolution. It's said that the new display uses a diamond-like PenTile pixel arrangement (similar to the AMOLED screens of the S4 and Note 3), this eliminating color reproduction issues that older PenTile screens have been blamed for.

Obviously, we must note that reports from Korea aren't always accurate, so for now nothing is certain. And we assume nothing will be certain until Samsung actually announces the S5. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise for the new Galaxy to sport a 5.25-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels. China's Vivo already released a handset with a 1440 x 2560 pixel display (albeit a larger one, measuring 6 inches).

Sure, some will argue that 5.25-inch is too big for a smartphone. However, if you read our LG Optimus G2 review you'll see that a 5.2-inch handset can still be comfortable for one-hand usage as long as it's well-designed.

Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S5 as early as February (at MWC 2014). We'll be there to keep you in the know.

source: DDaily (translated)

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49 Comments

1. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Keep increasing the screen size, until customers throw it back on their face...

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Galaxy S4 had smaller chassis than GS3 inspite of the bigger screen size. Do some research !

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They can't get much smaller than the Galaxy S4, unless they get rid of those physical buttons.

16. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i like those physical buttons btw merry christmas everyone

24. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

merry christmas dude! what companies need to do is make a freaking phone with a battery that will last at least 2 days, who da fcuk needs a 500 ppi screen ? i say keep phones with 1080p 5 inch panels but work on improving brightness, colour reproduction and viewing angles thats it. improve the camera cuz thats actually needed i love taking pics so i need a good camera like the 1020. lastly but most importantly work on graphics and battery, I'm not about to keep a qhd 6 inch phone if it dosent hold a charge for at least 1 day of heavy usage . MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Still a little bezel left And this is only .25 inch bigger than the GS4 screen.

29. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Just because the phone is the same size with a bigger screen does not mean it is just as manageable. Your fingers still have to stretch further to reach keys. Leave huge screens for the note series.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Only if the UI is the same. If the UI strictly only uses say 4 inches of the screen and video and pictures use 5.25, how is that a drawback? Heck, since this is AMOLED, Samsung can technically allow you to switch screen sizes if they wanted too. You just make the smart window screen bigger than 2.5 inches. They can through software do anywhere from 3.5 inches to 5.25 and since the borders are pure blacks , the screen not being used would just look like bezels. Lots of innovative ways they can play with and everyone would accept it bar the close minded inviduals.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FALSE. The present Galaxy S 4 screen is 5", this new screen is 5.25. .25 is not that much larger in size. In fact if you looked at them side by side they would appear exactly the same size. Don't you have a ruler? Take a piece of paper and draw a rectangle that is 5" from corner to corner and then do one that is 5.25. In fcat you don't even have to draw a full rectangle. Just draw 2 right angles and you will see it isn't that much bigger. This also means that the 5.25" screen could fit inside the S4's housing if you drop some bezel. Did you not go to school?

47. TBomb

Posts: 940; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

very true... all you have to do is add about 1/10th of an inch both horizontally and vertically...that's not very much. They could easily do that by cutting the 2 side bezels each in half from the s4 and then .05 inches from the top and .05 from the bottom. those are just approxmiate numbers though

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

7. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

What throw ??? there is no problem with G2 ...samsung will design comfortably ofcourse !!

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That day will come for everyone including Apple. 10 years from now I doubt that Apple will be selling a 4.5" smart phone; that's a lot of "s" models in the next 10 years. I believe that "foldable" screened devices that transform from 4.5" to double it's size will be a reality in less than 4 years. Samsung has already showed us a tech demo of this. Imagine a phone the size of a iPhone 5 that fits into your pockets and transforms into the size of a Note 3 (if you wanted to). That's a win win for the small and large phone crowd. I see Android being the first to do this not Apple. That 2560x1440 resolution may look crazy today but may not be a enough in the future.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Half of the consumers like big screens.

17. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Can they make a Stealth Black version of Note 3?? I mean that the area around the screen, the border of the screen and the screen should be of the exact same shade of black resulting in a phon e that looks like it doesn't have a screen (when it's turned off). It would be really awesome.

27. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Yea, that's an awesome design

42. torr310

Posts: 1604; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

5" is enough...my pockets don't get 0.25" bigger. To get larger screens, there are the Note Series.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Stupidity must have been handed out at the front of the line today.

2. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

See the upcoming LG G3.....

6. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

LG g2 not LG optimus g2!!!

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

OK anyways... Bring it on Sammy......

9. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

why again? why not fullHD RGB ? epic fail. wait z2, m8 and g3

14. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

pentile or not.. it's freakin 559.47 ppi!! please stop whining.. you won't see any dot with your naked eye..

19. AppleHateBoy unregistered

" you won't see any dot with your naked eye.. because the GPU would crash trying to render the UI at such high resolution". FTFY.

35. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No, it wouldn't crash. You will see worse FPS in games and it probably won't be much better than the S4 for gaming even if its like 2x the power of the a7 gpu.

37. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

So you think you know better than samsung about making a high end phone?? Well i'm sorry.. i didn't know you're steve job..

10. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I have big hands, but I am pretty sure that eventually displays on smartphones will get so damn big that it would render it almost impractical to even use with one hand. I really hope manufactureres stop increasing the size of the display and focus on the quality and better optimize the panel for increased efficiency.

20. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

We all want a 100" screen that fits easily in our pocket and that doesn't eclipse our head when we talk into it. Companies like Samsung will continue to conservatively push the screen size envelope until they feel they've gone as big as they can without hurting sales. Notice how the Note screen gets a bit bigger every year without actually increasing the handset size? Once the phone is basically all screen, perhaps the next step beyond the G2, they'll stop and look for other ways to differentiate. There is a practical limit. You have to be able to hold a phone with one hand, put it in a pocket, and it needs to be sturdy enough to withstand everyday life. That Z Ultra I think goes over a top a bit. It's so huge and thin that it won't fit in every pocket, and when it does fit you'll have to be careful how you sit. You can hold it in one hand however.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The beast will unleashed again.

15. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't use QHD for higher than 1080p Resolutions please, we already have qHD for 960x540.

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