Latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S 4
The latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 start with the one that says the screen on the new Android flagship will have the floating touch technology that allows you to access the screen by hovering your finger above the link. Your fingers create an electrical field that is detected by sensors in the screen. It is similar to Air View on the Samsung GALAXY Note II that uses the S Pen to let you open an email by hovering above the notification for it. Sony already used this technology with the low-end Sony Xperia sola (see the video below).

Another rumor is that instead of its usual AMOLED screen which contained green and blue fluorescent OLEDs and the red OLEDs were phosphorescent, Samsung will use phosphorescent materials for the red and green OLEDs, and fluorescent materials for the blue ones. This so-called Green PHOLED display is 25% more power efficient than an AMOLED screen with nothing major changed in the term of the quality of the picture.

There is speculation about two prototypes of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. One has an LCD display and uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor while the other has an AMOLED screen and features the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor. At this point, it is unknown whether Samsung plans on selling both models depending on the region, or if one of the two will be dropped before next week's introduction of the phone in New York.

One last note. Android 4.2.1 will be on the device at launch with an update to 4.2.2 coming the same month as the phone's launch.

source: SamMobile, OLED-Info.com via AndroidAuthority

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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
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127 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hope it will use LCD. :)

6. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

You gotta be kidding. Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays? Besides, Amoled display's are a signature feature of the galaxy s phones.

18. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

i'm a samsung owner, but i really like the LCD screen used o the iphone..i mean not all LCD IPS displays are the same, juts like how nexus 7 screen looks washed out when compared to that of an iphone's screen...it has good amount of contrast and color which is really pleasing to my eyes....i like it better than my super amoled display...

92. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Are u serious? The iphone doesnt even have a 720p hd screen yet alone a full hd 1080p hd.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You gotta be kidding." No I'm not kidding. "Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays?" Yes, I do! At least for todays OLED stage. Today there is bigger problems with OLED based displays than only how they are looking.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"You gotta be kidding." No I'm not kidding. "Do you really think LCD is better looking than Amoled displays?" Yes, I do! At least for todays OLED stage. Today there is bigger problems with OLED based displays than only how they are looking.

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HTC One X vs galaxy s3 display... LCD > amoled....nuff said

29. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not to mention SLCD3 like on the DNA. Amoled can't compete. Maybe once Amoled displays get their burn in issues figured out and stop displaying cartoonish colors.

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

127. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I just change my screen mode to stop the cartoon color

93. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Id prefer OLed screen over lcd

112. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Then be happy with Z´s sh*t display.

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC is using LCD displays, for example: Super LCD

99. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Dont forget sony still uses LCD too mobile bravia engine

48. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The blacks on AMOLED are nice and give you opportunity to save battery, but other than that they aren't anything special. I still prefer the display on the One X to the GS3, and I prefer the screen on my old HTC Amaze to my GS2.

52. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

HTC One has amazing display. :)

73. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Hey mate would you please stop? I know Lcd's advantages and disadvantages compared to Amoled, vice versa. Please tell me what exactly Lcd is better than Amoled? True colors? Energy efficiency? Blah blah? What if i say, i like Amoled' vivid colors than Lcd's boring colors when i play games and take a photo etc. Can you really say that Im wrong? Furthermore, you might know that OLED has become the key to success in TVs. Lcd is gone. If you knew the technologies on both screens, you cannot say Amoled sucks because actually Lcd has no future compared to Amoled. Yes Amoled still needs a lot to be developed ATM though

75. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

What are you smoking? LCD TVs are still the main selling types of TVs. They barely showed off normal size OLED TVs as CES this year, but they wont be mainstream for at least a couple of years.

83. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I bet they will be in a year

137. bobolicious

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

i got my tv 3 or soo years ago and its Led the guy i bought it from said LCD tvs were not being used as much and that Led would be the way to go. I love my led tv and again this was 3 or 3 and half years ago. So i also agree that LCD tvs you dont see much of them anymore.

76. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Hey mate would you please stop?" Stop what? "Please tell me what exactly Lcd is better than Amoled?" Ok, here is few examples for you: 1) LCDs can handle more intensive "working load" and won't "Burn-In". 2) LCDs has longer lifespan. 3) LCDs colors are more natural. 4) LCDs provides more clear and sharp images. "What if i say, i like Amoled' vivid colors than Lcd's boring colors when i play games and take a photo etc. Can you really say that Im wrong?" It is your opinion and choice. And what if I more like LCD based displays than OLED based displays and I say that LCDs provides more natural colours. Can you really say that I'm wrong? "Furthermore, you might know that OLED has become the key to success in TVs. Lcd is gone." Agree, maybe in the future but not today, so LCDs still here, not gone! "If you knew the technologies on both screens, you cannot say Amoled sucks because actually Lcd has no future compared to Amoled." As I already have mentioned in my comment #51: I don't say that OLED is bad idea, I even believe that there is a big feature for similar technologies like OLED, but not for today while no one has improved organic compounds which are used in OLEDs.

85. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Please stop copy and paste You don't really need to refute an every single words, do you? Look what have you done in here lol

111. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Everybody is posting their opinions without knowing the actual facts...They just believe what they read from sites...We have been fighting about displays and processors for along time... Why cant PA write an article about this subject??? Instead of just copying post from other sites... Anybody agrees with me???

77. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Furthermore, you might know that OLED has become the key to success in TVs. Lcd is gone." First OLED based TV was made by Sony in 2007 and today is 2013, how much OLED based TVs do you see around??? Did LCD gone???

79. Trade_Mark

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

True agree, also Oled are expensive.

82. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Go some research bro LG already released 55" OLED TV in the market even though Samsung and LG both showed us 55" OLED TV prototypes in CES early this year but LG got the first in the market which has just proved that the OLED on the Smartphone will be soon(I reckon within a year) revolutionized WRGB+Oxide TFT OLED is the key to this future OLED TV competition. LG already made 55" TV with this technology and the others will follow. OLED has a huge benefits over LCD: 1: Every each pexel can generate the Light: Much better color reproduction 2: Has 1000 time faster resposiveness than LCD: Much Much better color reproduction 3: Doesn't need a backlight: The product can be thinner and easily flexible and much better efficient than LCD I am not saying LCD is gone in terms of its market I am saying its gone in terms of its future proof

95. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...which has just proved that the OLED on the Smartphone will be soon..." There already is a lot of smartphones with OLED based displays in the market. The fact that product is in the market does not mean that product will 100% succeed! As I have mentioned before first OLED based TV was released and put into marketing in 2007 by Sony, all that was six years ago, today is 2013 and LCDs are still dominating. What that means? That means that not necessarily everything what goes into marketing starts dominate immediately and sometimes does not start to dominate at all! So I disagree with you that LCDs ar gone or that very soon will be gone as you have stated in your comment #73. "2: Has 1000 time faster resposiveness than LCD: Much Much better color reproduction" First of all responsiveness doesn't have anything to do with color reproduction! Second, LCD's already have good responsiveness, humans eye can't see any difference especially on a phone. I think fact that LCD's has longer lifespan and can provide more natural colours in many cases are more importhant thing. Anyway, I agree with all OLED benefits which you have mentioned, but these benefits are total null while there is no solution for such cons like a short lifespan, unnatural colours and Burn-in effect. "I am not saying LCD is gone in terms of its market I am saying its gone in terms of its future proof" If no one will improved organic compounds in OLEDs, OLED also will be gone in terms of its future proof. And if someone will replace organic compounds with any fully synthetic compounds, OLED will be also gone because after that there won't be letter "O" in abbreviation OLED anymore because "O" stands for word "Organic".

104. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Long story short You and I are talking about Apples and Oranges But you are the one who started saying: "I like Apples than Oranges" And I and some other guys said: Oranges are better We are all becoming silly if we keep discussing this matter since there will not be a strong winner. But since you started it first, you are the most silly guy here

106. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that you don't have arguments ant just starting to insult. SHAME! Everything I have said about OLED cons is technical FACTS, it is not my opinion or something like that, it is technical FACTS! You can disagree with me if you want, but I just can't understand how you or someone else can disagree with reality (technical FACTS). Maybe it somehow ruins your idyll about OLED and that's why you are in deny with reality... OLED has short lifespan (even shorter than PDP) - Fact! OLED colours are not natural - Fact! OLED tend to get permanent Burn-in effect - Fact! And it is esential cons of OLED - Fact! If you don't believe me, go read some tech literature bout OLED and get some knowledge! "But since you started it first, you are the most silly guy here" I'm silly because I have said that I prefer LCD over OLED and that I hope that Samsung Galaxy S IV will come with LCD based display? Or maybe I'm silly because I have stated some technical FACTS? How that makes my silly?

107. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Gosh bro. You been here arguing about display technology all day. Isn't it past your bedtime?

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