MWC to see Samsung's first phone with 2560x1440 pixels display and iris scanner, is it the Galaxy S5?

MWC to see Samsung's first phone with 2560x1440 pixels display and iris scanner, is it the Galaxy S5?
As if we needed more confirmation that flagship phones next year are going to be equipped with QHD 2560x1440 pixels displays, now we have a report from ZDNet Korea that confirmed that will indeed be the case, at least as far as Samsung is concerned.

We already heard the rumor that Samsung is working on a phone with 2560x1440 pixels screen, and now the publication reiterates this, saying that it will be announced as soon as MWC 2014, which begins in February. Whether that will be the Galaxy S5, remains to be seen, but we'd be surprised if Samsung uses such a high-res display for anything less than its bread-and-butter phone, or the Note 4, which is still way off.

A Samsung phone with such resolution already appeared in graphics benchmark databases, carrying Android 4.4 and a 2.5 GHz processor, so it is relatively safe to assume 2014 will be the year of 2K HD or the so-called QHD displays (not to be confused with puny qHD ones). Given that this is still the resolution that top tablets and ultrabooks are striving for, phone screens will once again prove that there are leaders, and then there are followers, as they break the 500ppi pixel density barrier. Yet, if Vivo announces the Xplay 3S this week with the same resolution display, it will be the first phone with a 2K panel, making history for this year, too.

Another tidbit that comes from Korea is that Samsung's MWC bombshell phone will also sport iris recognition technology, scanning your eye to give you access to the phone, which would be another sci-fi biometric feature we will see materialized in an everyday gadget, after Apple made fingerprint scans mainstream with the TouchID tech on the iPhone 5s.

source: ZDNet.co.kr via G4Games

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63 Comments

52. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm sure Samsung will find a way to push the battery life to be as good or better than the S4. If the battery life is weak, then the S5 is a fail.

51. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Samsung never announced a device in MWC. Wake up!

50. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Its nice they are defining new heights always #anyway

48. techaman unregistered

no one cares about the screen if it can be dropped and broken they need sapphire glass covering screen a thin layer not reg thickness. this will make people happy do lots of drop tests and not brake that sells it. with tech as well

47. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

I'm excited for the next revolution of top tier Android devices, just not from Samsung.

45. techaman unregistered

please stop saying apple made touch id mainstream they did not if android made all android phones in the world with touch id after the atrix then that would be mainstream but when you are a company that makes one phone the same every year its not mainstream you should have said since apple decided to put the touch id in there phones as well they made the touch id relevant again.

42. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I think the more importantly this means the S5 will have a much larger screen to support this resolution. And anything bigger than 5 inches will reduce sales as it will be a niche product like the note, and not everyone can see themselves using a device that big.

41. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

QHD is 4K, not 2K!

40. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Iris scanner is feet but it's dark a good portion of the day will it pick that up?

39. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Am all for improvements, I remember when last year in these forums how guys were claiming that 1080p was an over kill.. look where we're today.

37. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

samy please give us 5000mah battery if you are going with qhd or 2k watever it is called....

31. wando77

Posts: 1170; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

If you're all so against technology progressing then why don't you all have old Nokia symbian phones and why do you come on here o read about new phones? Sort yourselves out guys, higher res displays, better processors etc are great. Same old crap where you hate the fact your expensive bit of gear is going to be outdated 6 months down the line so you try to make out the latest gear is pointless

30. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

You people that always complain about battery life are annoying as hell. These phones are getting more and more powerful everyday so what do you expect? Even the best laptops and notebooks last only about half a day, so what more do you want from small ass cell phones?

33. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Instead of a 2000-2500mAh battery, put in a 3000-4000mAh battery that is 1-2mm thicker? A couple of millimeters is inconsequential to most, unless you use a ridiculous phone cover. LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Motorola MAXX line of phones are good examples. It's very difficult to use one of these phones and then go back to the dark ages of charging twice a day.

23. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

2K display is really an overkill for a smartphone...u cant see the difference between 2k display and 1080p in your naked eye..

21. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

After all the so called QHD resolution which seems pointless except the battery life is greatly improved with all the 2.5GHZ octa core processors with 64bit and 4gb of Ram, Apple will still stick to their 1140x640 resolution 1gb of RAM and still kick ass and still sell millions worldwide. Smh! Am Not and never will be an apple fan as I love my blackberry Q10 and won't trade any other phone for it.

25. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This proves it's not all about specs. It's what the masses want. Samsung can continue trying again. My unlocked note which I bought when it first arrived in the market is lagging as hell. Heck! This is a quad-core phone with 2GB of ram and the web browser is limited to opening only 16 web pages, but my Q10 with half the processors handles more than 50 web pages with easy.

17. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

more pixels doesn't just effect battery, it effects GPU performance and for a very little gain. 1080p are sharp enough, anything beyond that is an overkill.

20. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

True i'd be happier if they start using an ois on their flagship phone rather than add an extra pixel.

57. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

No......but processor usage does. Guess what happens when twice the pixels are displayed? More CPU/GPU use. And less Battery Life. Thats a fact son.

62. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I never said any different.

15. jbitounis

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

No kidding! Sammy bumping up the specs and coming up with a slew of new gimmicks? Well, that's something we haven't seen in a while. So, here's to another ridiculous unveiling, like the one for GS4. I'm literally looking forward to a tacky and hilarious presentation! Go Sammy!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope these screens come with a battery capable of pushing them, and lasting the day.

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

As the Note 3 and G Flex shows, LG & Sammy are willing and capable to deliver such desires.

18. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Note 3 and G Flex are both in the phablet category. phones that large have enough space for large batteries.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Unlike _bone_, you saw my point. +1

49. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The Droid MAXX has a 5" screen like the S4, has a 3500 mAH battery, and lasts 2 days on a charge so you're both wrong. Motorola has been delivering phones with battery life like this for a few years now.

56. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Those arent even Phones.

19. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I think Sammy doesn't need any higher resolution for their new smartphone, it will maintain battery life longer. It's hardly to noticed such density with naked eye.

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

If it works perfectly for those with small eyes, then there is no problem. If not the front facing camera must be replaced with a microscope!

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