Galaxy S5 might sport a 5"+ 2560x1440 AMOLED screen, leaked Samsung Display CEO presentation hints

Galaxy S5 might sport a 5
We heard through the grapevine during Samsung's Analyst Day not long ago that the company might be releasing a 560ppi mobile display next year, which we immediately thought would be a perfect fit for a flagship phone like the Galaxy S5 or even an eventual Note 4.

There were no reporters allowed during the Analyst Day presentations given by Samsung head honchos, so most of the rumors what's in the pipeline were hearsay from Korean analysts that were present at the events. Now, however, we have the whole presentation of Samsung Display's CEO Kinam Kim leaking out, and on slide number 11 below 2014 is clearly marked as the year Samsung will reach 560ppi phone displays, and of the Super AMOLED variety at that.

Next up in the lofty goals is making such displays with plastic substrate, like on the Galaxy Round, but mass producing such panels is probably some time off still. Nevertheless, a 560ppi AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S5 would be pretty amazing, as it would mean resolutions in the 2600x1440 pixels ballpark at a 5.3" size. That's roughly the so-called WQHD resolution that you see mentioned in one of the slides as ready for next year, whose standard is exactly a 2560x1440 resolution, or 3.7 million pixels at your disposal on a small phone screen, pretty crazy. 

Not that we have any problem with the current Full HD 1080p screens, but if the new panels also sport some fancy new energy-saving tech like during the jump from 720p to 1080p screens, we are all for it. In any case, this is just speculation at this point, though we doubt that if Samsung has heard plans for 2600x1440ppi smartphone screens from competitors, it will leave next year's flagships to chance.

Meanwhile, Samsung has some great plans for bendable, foldable, and even stretchable displays going forward, on anything from wearables, through cars, to fashion even. The whole presentation can be found at the source link, but take a look below at the handpicked slides from it, which refer to mobile displays, and marvel at what's ahead. In any case, it looks like Vivo's Xplay 3S phone might hit the market with a WQHD display first, but it won't be the only one for long.




1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

lel S5 same size as note 1.... (I know, different aspect ratio but still). people need to learn from Sony. Create two flagships: one 4.3" and one that you can actually hold in your hand.

13. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think samsung s5 mini ll be 720p screen + 1.4 quad core same s3 one (may be )......... lol

24. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Still weaker than Z1s as rumors said ~ S800 ~

56. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

(may be) coz samsung dont to ruin flagship sale n popularity thats y they offer less in mini versions


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Go Galaxy Go Go... First i thought my S3 Display is best .. how can be better than this..but all that was wrong when i first saw S4 Display..Its all not about only pixel density !

29. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

1st of all you are totally wrong by comparing future S5 to ANY note... Samsung proved that they can make S4 (with 5' screen) smaller than S3 (with 4.8' screen)... The 5.3' screen will be probably the same size as LG G2, so it will be just slightly more stretched than S4....

46. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Exactly. For the first time ever I'm debating buying a iPhone because I can't find a high spec android phone that isn't huge.

49. bigstrudel

Posts: 574; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

I already jumped ship for the same reason. Once you get a taste of 1:1 touch response on iOS it gets more difficult to switch back to Android.

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I ditched my iphone due to this reason... since then I am in peace... I hope hell no to apple forever, i hope... may be will change my mind in future

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I am way past the point of being wowed by anything being throwed at smartphones, not really my definition of innovation but a upgrade which by the way is good

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013


11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd rather have 4.5- 5 inch HD screen with battery optimized to run 5 days without charging.

21. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Same. I wouldn't mind if they throw water-proofing and and a good 8MP camera (Lumia 920 quality) to go with it.

23. yunikmaha

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

keep dreaming

28. levizx

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

DROID MAXX isn't that far from that direction.

57. wilsong17 unregistered

note 2 can do that ty very much and its 5.5inch

67. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Seriously. I have the s4, and it is nice. But I would rather a 4.7 inch or less sized device with the same thin bezel. The size @ 5 inch is just too big to comfortably hold/use with one hand. Something I actually like to do.

4. omacmagic

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not a fan of amoled screens I prefer the IPS screens on LG and HTC.

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yep LCD rulez!

32. alouden unregistered

Ditto. Loved the S3 and S4. But I want to change it up with my next phone. I will be going with an IPS screen on my next phone. I also just want to try something different.

63. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

The only thing I hate about AMOLED is the fact that web browsing sucks (all LEDs are on), its lifetime degrades, and colour accuracy can be punchy for movies but just bad for everything else. Love how you can turn individual ones on and off, its great for notifications. Aside from that, I prefer LCD in almost every other way.

68. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

until they can introduce local dimming like tv's, I don't like LCD's for the power consumption issue. If they come out with local dimming where it can light up very small sections of the screen for notifications, then I would agree.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

wow well if they can manage the battery and keep it lasting longer than their current flagships then i'd be curious to see it myself.

6. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Really? It's not like you can see pixels on a 440+ ppi screen. The spec race is getting stupid. Focus on battery technology and stop just increasing the size of the battery, Samsung

9. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

as long as they still manage to make everything compact , bigger battery is always a wise option.. and we know samsung is good for making a compact phones..

10. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

No it isn't.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3, S4, Galaxy Blaze 4G come to mind.

45. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

You are absolutely wrong bud. The right thing to do is use the battery more effectively. Look at the iPhone...

60. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

so you really comparing the much more power hungry android to very light OS like IOS?? and i dont think iphone has good battery life too..

70. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Using the battery more effectively means making Android less power hungry. That is what the actual problem is. Don't just blindly accept that Android is more "power hungry" and as such needs a bigger battery. This is the same line of thinking that lead us to American gas guzzlers with 7+ liter engines getting pathetic mpg. Look at the direction the car industry is heading now.

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