SID expo 2013: Galaxy S4 display has the widest color gamut, Samsung demos 13.3" panel with 3200x1800 pixels

SID expo 2013: Galaxy S4 display has the widest color gamut, Samsung demos 13.3" panel with 3200x1800 pixels

The Society of Information Displays expo is where each year the latest and greatest in display tech is showcased, and what would it be without the Korean juggernauts.

After LG demonstrated a flexible OLED with plastic substrate, Samsung flaunted three display sizes - about 5, 10 and 13 inches. The Galaxy S4's Full HD 4.99" Super AMOLED panel, it turns out, covers the widest color gamut of any mobile screen - 94% of the Adobe RGB color space, which is much wider than the standard sRGB gamut those displays are typically measured against. 

Of course, this all might be just a way to say OLED's colors are oversaturated for the sRGB gamut, which screen purists are aware of, but fit well within the wider Adobe RGB space, just a matter of yardstick.

The 10.1" display bears 2560 x 1600 pixels of resolution, while the 13.3" screen flaunts the breathtaking 3200 x 1800 pixels, making for a record pixel density, larger than the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina, for instance. The larger panels have 30% less power requirements than the typical LCDs due to the decreased number of driver circuits and improved LED backlight efficiency.

source: Samsung

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24 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I really like my sister's Galaxy S 4 display over my Nexus 4's. Nexus 4 just looks a little washed out when watching videos. Will pick up a Google Galaxy S 4 June 26.

10. osmaankhaan unregistered

With the best in class display of s4 samsung continues to be the display king!!

12. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

might wanna check out HTC One if you're solely going for a better display. just suggesting. no fanboy.

20. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Side by side the S4 looks better because people like saturation over natural.

21. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

lol, this news source is from Samsung = Faked but, personali , LED screen hurts my eye. So I prefer LCD still. maybe another 2 years of R&D is needed for LED technology to be smoother.

23. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

LED screen? Don't these LCD screens use LED back lights? As for OLED screen, i don't see a big issue since my note 2 is on auto brightness and i didn't see a huge issue with it overly saturated/bright

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

MORE colors doesn't necessarily means oversaturation, AMOLED can display some existing colors other displays can't. The S4 movie mode is quite accurate on the RGB scale (DisplayMate) and AMOLED is excellent for multimedia content and power consumption, and let's face it, pictures, videos, games, that's why you need a stunning display, and that's where say an Xperia Z comes up very short. The reason ppl. still call an S4 oversaturated is cause they are used to washed out colors on displays.

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No. Actually it's because the s4 is oversaturated. I checked out the 1 & s4 at tmobile. Idk how anyone can look at the screen & say colors are anywhere near realistic. There are some advantages to amoled (I had the galaxy nexus until recently) But the display on the 1 is more natural. Instead of looking like a cartoon

18. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

The One is not more natural than the S4. The S4 on display mode can be changed to Adobe RGB which brings more natural colors than even the One's LCD 3 or the LG's IPS LCD can produce. Most reviewers just don't know what they are talking about when it comes to AMOLED technology anymore.

3. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

13.3" panel with 3200x1800 pixels ppi is 276

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Winning pixel density game in laptops category..

13. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Thank you for verifying it's a laptop screen, I thought it is going to Galaxy Mega 13.3 phablet

4. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

I fine it funny how people still say LCDs are better when they can't even reproduce the 2nd most used color black( not dark grey) Front, black Onscreen buttons, black Wide screen bars on movie, black

11. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Meanwhile amoled screens continue to struggle with simple colours such as grey and white (not blue and purple)

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Super Amoled is the best screen display for mobile phones, samsung should also make televisions with super amoled too..

22. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

lol, you are very knowledgeable to make this comment.

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Still and at The End of The Game.. Good News/Articles are in favor of the Giant Samsung. Good Job :)

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

With LG and samsung displaying High resolution Display's in 13"-14" size, I think now we will be able to see better displays in Laptos and ultrabooks..........

9. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

nice, now i want a display comparison between S4 and lumia 925.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes organic diodes can create more shades of colours than a flashlight and a red, green, blue paper, which is all LCD is. It doesn't take a scientists to realize that. The problem is the people like meddici37 being too used to seeing colour created that way that anything is too jarring for them. It is harder to calibrate when you have too many shades to choose from though.....

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I have to say that the screen on the S4 is the most vivid and clearest I have seen on a device. Samsung really knows how to make displays Just like Nokia knows how to make cameras and HTC knows about designs, Put them all together and you would have a superphone. Lol anyway Amoled in, my opinion( keywords- my opinion) is superior to LCD. but that being said I find that the display ( superLCD3) on the HTC one actually very good at producing Black ( not as perfect as the S4 but very Good) its colors are fabulously natural ( but the S4 can also tone down it's hue pops with its display modes giving very natural colors as well) so to me I have to give props to Samsung for producing incredible displays. No doubt about them being the absolute kings here.

24. Johnnyone

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Slowest phone I have ever used!!!!!!!!!

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