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Note 5 could come with UHD 2160×3840 pixels display, and a dual-edge version with record 762ppi

Samsung's mobile display roadmap for 2015 includes Ultra HD resolution panels

Samsung's mobile display roadmap for 2015 includes Ultra HD resolution panels


Samsung confirmed in its Analyst Days presentation slides a while ago that it has a Ultra HD 2160 x 3840 pixels Super AMOLED displays for mobile in the works for 2015, as you can see above. Also, at a Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap workshop last year, Samsung presenters hinted again at having higher-resolution UHD smartphone displays in the pipeline. These resolutions, however, were mentioned then together with the "diamond pixel" term, which is a fancy way to say a non-standard pixel matrix arrangement, that is closer to PenTile, than the standard RGB stripe matrix. In any case, at 700+ ppi, nobody would notice the individual pixels anyway.

Furthermore, we received a word that Samsung will be putting those UHD Super AMOLED panels in none other than the Galaxy Note 5, and will start the displays' production in August, which would jibe with an eventual September announcement around the IFA 2015 expo. The exact diagonals are said to be 5.78" for the inevitable dual edge Note 5, and 5.89 inches for the regular, flat display version. These return exactly 762ppi and 748ppi, respectively, or the highest pixel densities ever attempted on a phone, if this Note 5 speculation pans out. The more, the merrier.

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92 Comments

vincelongman

Posts: 5552; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Great for VR But hopefully there's an app to manage which res each app is, like what Nvidia have E.g. then you could set games to 1080p to save battery

AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Oh boy!!! I am just speechless right now but will say bring it on Sammy :p

ferretsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

that would only increase performance since all the pixels are still being lit up, unless you set the game to run only on a fraction of the screen (ie. only 1080x1920 pixels used, the rest are inactive)

vincelongman

Posts: 5552; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

So you're telling me it doesn't use more power to render games at 4K than 1080p?

Settings

Posts: 2932; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The stress the processor makes is less than of 4K compared to 1080p. The processor has to push more pixels at the same time maintain stable frame rate at 4K.

brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

In that case why bother having a more powerful processor if your not going to use it?

singhkaran9830 unregistered

The GPU will have much less load too.

Mysta

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

There's an app called Pixel Off that lets you turn off pixels to varying degrees and in certain situations.(Only Amoled screens can do this, I believe.

vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I hope this remains a rumor, I would take better 3D performance and better battery life over this "ever so slightly better screen when the phone is so close it is sticking to my nose"-screen. I like the dual edge though.

vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Not exactly a rumor. My bad.

arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

holy s**t the strain all those pixels will put on the soc. damn Samsung don't you think qhd is enough right now. the note 5 will probably not have the greatest benchmark scores if its using the 7420 like the gs6, it will still be a great phone so wtf lol. uhd would be great for a 12in galaxy tab though ;)

DBounce

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Go to bestbuy and try out Gear VR with a Note 4 and then eat your words. With VR qhd looks like standard definition tv... if not worst. 4k is the minimum needed on the Note 5 to support Gear VR while having a watchable picture. To be honest 8k would probably be ideal.

arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah i know all about vr but im not going to eat my words because i don't like vr. and what i said is true and if you include vr it is still true. but yeah if you like vr and low benchmark scores, lag when playing games, low fps rates, then the uhd note 5 will be perfect for you.

HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Samsung is working on their own custom cpu and also custom gpu if they release that they should have enough power to handle 4k. But not sure if they will release that already with the Note 5 or with the S7.

arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I know I can't wait to see the performance of sammys custom soc it's going to Be a beast no doubt. But I don't think it will arrive in the note 5 and this 3k screen res rumor is probably not going to be true anyway.

Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I was thinking the same (i.e. that the custom SoC would not arrive until in time for the Note 5 or S7) until I recently came across reports that Samsung's custom cpu, codenamed "Mongoose" has already been benchmarked on Geekbench where it returns a monstrous 2200 single core test result, higher than any other mobile SoC presently out there - and that includes Nvidia's Denver K1 in the Nexus 9 (the reigning single core leader), Apple's A8X in the iPad Air 2, and the Snapdragon 810, among others. If those benchmark results are true (and they seem to be as per sammobile and other reputable sources), then maybe that chip isn't too far off the horizon...

Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They were rumored to be designing a custom gpu too so lets hope it makes a debut on the note 5 and balance that monstrous UHD display.

marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

holy mother!!!! that's the tendency now. hope for an outstanding hardware inside )))

Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Why even a higher res FFS? I thought QHD is the limit of stupidity, I see I was wrong...

dimas

Posts: 3176; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Before, I also thought that pushing QHD is useless and don't have benefits but I realized that it is good for competition because 1080 displays will become affordable. Not all manufacturers wanted QHD and 700+ ppi on their phones so this will be win win situation for the consumers. More devices, lower prices.

JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

For VR this will be awesome! Can't wait!

GeekMovement unregistered

And here I am with my 720p 5.5" screen...

maherk

Posts: 6427; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am not worried about the resolution, i am more worried about thr increase of the size of the screen. 5.7" is more than enough for a Note phablet, 5.9" is too much!! LG could work it out with their implementations of slim bezels, not Samsung. I was happy that Samsung didn't increase thr screen size from the Note 3 to Note 4 and S5 to the S6, so i hope this is just a speculation.

galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Samsung does slim bezels. Note 4 ~74% screen to body. G3 ~75% screen to body.

maherk

Posts: 6427; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That 1% will make a difference when we are talking about a 5.9" screen. 5.7" is the perfect size for the Note.

amasog

Posts: 549; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

UHD? Wow! another gimmick!! but thats what gullible fandroids want even if not necessary,,, for bragging purposes. LOL! anyway, good luck with the battery!!!

tedkord

Posts: 16888; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think gimmick doesn't mean what you think it means. And we heard the same battery cry at each resolution bump, and each time it didn't matter because the screen and CPU and ram got more efficient.

Djz89

Posts: 412; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Imagine the power and battery if would have at 1080. i don't believe anyone can tell the difference, specially from QHD to UHD on a freaking 5"phone.

arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i can tell the difference from FHD to QHD but UHD will most likely look just like QHD. somebody said something about vr benefiting from it which is true so if you like vr then the increase in screen res is great news.

E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

As long as we can see a difference, I'm all for it. If not, they're wasting their resources

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