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

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Dec 2013, 07:46

The new screen for the Galaxy S5 reportedly uses the same diamond PenTile pixel arrangement seen on the Galaxy S4 and Note 3...

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posted on 24 Dec 2013, 07:52 29

1. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:03 34

3. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Galaxy S4 had smaller chassis than GS3 inspite of the bigger screen size.

Do some research !

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:06 5

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:06 21

16. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

i like those physical buttons

btw merry christmas everyone

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:55 6

24. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:25

30. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:10 5

29. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:31

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:54 1

44. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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?

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 16:16

47. TBomb (Posts: 845; Member since: 28 Dec 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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:04 1

4. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:11 7

7. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:41 2

11. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:52 3

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Half of the consumers like big screens.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:14 2

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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 10:17 1

27. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Yea, that's an awesome design

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 12:40

42. torr310 (Posts: 1084; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:50 1

43. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 07:52 2

2. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

See the upcoming LG G3.....

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:09 3

6. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

LG g2 not LG optimus g2!!!

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:12

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:26 5

9. eq5555 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:52 7

14. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:17 1

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".


posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:54

35. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:56

37. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 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..

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:41 1

10. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:21

20. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:50 3

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

The beast will unleashed again.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 08:59 2

15. egbtmagus (Posts: 93; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

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

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