Photo displays 4.99 inch, 1080p panel expected for Samsung Galaxy S IV

Photo displays 4.99 inch, 1080p panel expected for Samsung Galaxy S IV
The display at far right could be headed to the Samsung Galaxy S IV

The display at far right could be headed to the Samsung Galaxy S IV

A picture taken of a wall display at CES shows a timeline of Samsung's AMOLED screens starting with a 210ppi 3.97 inch WVGA screen from 2010 to today's 4.99 inch 1080p screen with a 440ppi pixel density. If the latter numbers sound familiar, it could be because they are the rumored specs for the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Which means that what we are looking at could be the panel for the next version of Samsung's flagship Android phone.

A new revision to the material used on AMOLED screens is supposed to result in 25% power savings, according to the Korean manufacturer. A low power mode is supposed to ring up another 47% in power savings. With the FHD panel being the successor to the 5.5 inch screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which itself uses an RGB matrix, the Samsung Galaxy S IV could do away with the PenTile display seen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. That would seem to contradict what Samsung's Samsung USA's Philip Berne said at CTIA last year when he stated that Samsung went with a PenTile display on the 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S III because AMOLED screens have better longevity with a PenTile display.

source: AndandTech

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29 Comments

1. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

I hope samsung uses a full RGB matrix for its 1080p screen this time with 32bit color.

6. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

To be honest I haven't compared the detail of the my gs3 display vs my friends Gn2

12. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

at that high a resolution it wont matter if its pentile or anything else...believe me and as far as the S3 goes a 720p display on a phone is dense enough and there are luterally no pixelations in the S3...people have just become too picky and if given a chance would even want a 2160p screen on a 5 inch device...but ffor what?

14. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I do notice the pentile in the Gs3 not complaining though

18. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

i could see pixel everywhere in s3, that's my disappointment from s3, note 2 screen however is brighter and it's harder to see pixel from it

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm thinking guys... is it technologically possible to have AirView without a sylus - just hovering over drop-down panels with our fingers to get the options? It may sound crazy but it really isn't. We're quite accurate with touch controls nowadays and if you hover over a drop-down menu with a mouse it drops down anyway, so there is no distraction or anything. However to get the finger 1-5mm close and have AirView options - that would be just great.

24. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Xperia sola have an almost similar technology, I guess?

27. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

It will be benefits if you are watching porn closer.

28. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yeah, pentile won't matter at that resolution. But considering the fact that they are developing these new technologies, it is most probably going to be RGB.

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

not likely to happen I guess. See RGB uses same sizes of colors from blue to green and to red( meaning they are all in the same height and width) That's where the problem arises. BLUE oleds have shorter lifespan compared to the other two. Given that fact, they need to make the blue oled larger to compensate for the lifespan of the oled. That's why they didn't use RGB on the note 2. Instead, used an almost identical matrix yet would compensate with the lifespan. This is what I think. I maybe wrong. :)

19. MeoCao unregistered

It's very tough to make small OLED pixels as the material is not as durable as LCD.

2. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I don't remember Samsung releasing any phones with 4.3" qHD phones in 3Q '11.

3. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

It was for PS Vita

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

that's OLED display right? not AMO

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

PS Vita has a 5" 720 p display if I'm not mistaken

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

You are wrong , its a qhd display Someone from XDA should port android to the vita . The specs are awesome Source :http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita

9. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You did see me say "if I'm not mistaken" right? And yes I know its qhd now but its not 4.3" its 5 and the resolution is 960:544. And yes the specs are good ... they've always been .

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

AMOLED = Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode OLED = Organic Light Emitting Diode AMOLED is based on OLED technology.

29. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

OLED is simply a light generation device. It converts electricity into heat and light. AMOLED is simply a technology in which different OLEDs are arranged on a sheet of Thin Film Transistor (TFT) to create a display. And if you are thinking, there is a counterpart of AMOLED which is known as PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED). It creates a display without using a TFT layer.

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

They make the amoled screen for the HTC One S and Motorola RAZR . I think they should have used a QHD screen in the galaxy s2 instead of the WVGA screen . With QHD resolution is higher and you get a wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio .

11. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Well, it took them 5 years to reach and surpass Apple's level of ppi. I wonder what the next ppilevel of Apple and Nokia would be. 550, 600?

15. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

5 years ago apple didn't even have their 3g model for sale . What are you smoking .

16. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

apple's been producing iPhone for the last 5 years and yet, they haven't surpassed the 4" screen of the OG galaxy s. :))

20. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Pretty ignorant, it also took Apple 2 years to have NFC... OH WAIT THEY DON'T HAVE NFC! HAHAHAHAHA

22. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Apple reality distortion field detected How does it feel knowing it's actually Samsung and LG making your precious "retina" displays?

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Not to make it seem like you're being ganged up on, but the iphone didn't have good screen ppi until the iphone4 in 2010. Before that (3gs and older models) had a screen ppi of 163, which is pretty low. The retina display effectively doubled their screen ppi, but there has been little change in the iphone's screen since then, except for lengthening it for the iphone5.

25. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

THANK YOU!

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Strange that this didn't break news earlier, someone with a 20MP+ could've made a close-up photo to analyze technology.

26. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

"That would seem to contradict what Samsung's Samsung USA's Philip Berne said at CTIA last year when he stated that Samsung went with a PenTile display on the 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S III because AMOLED screens have better longevity with a PenTile display." I don't think there was a contridiction in his statement. I believe he was referring to pentile vs "classical" RGB. From what I understand, the blue pixel on an OLED has a shorter life and isn't as bright vs the red and green pixels. They used an extra green pixel for pentile to help boost the brightness and longevity. The Note2 does not have a traditional RGB structure. They worked around the blue OLED issue by using a longer blue pixel in a perpendicular arrangement. A "classical" RGB arrangment looks something like this: ||| (all pixels are equal in size) Where the the Note2's RGB looks more like this: |= (where the blue vertical line is twice as large) A better explanation in the link below... http://www.oled-info.com/galaxy-note-2-uses-non-pentile-oled-display-267-ppi

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