Samsung Galaxy S IV rumor: expect 1080p, not an "unbreakable" display

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumor: expect 1080p, not an
The general consensus seems to be that we'll see the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S IV released around April, so there is bound to be a good amount of speculation over the device features during the next couple of months. One main point seems to be in figuring out what to expect from the display. The newest rumors are saying earlier reports are wrong, and that we should expect 1080p, but not an "unbreakable" display.

There has been a lot of chatter recently about flexible displays, or as they are bound to be marketed, "unbreakable" displays, and there has been a report saying that Samsung will be first out of the gate with a flexible display device. Unfortunately, people in the know are saying that the technology just isn't ready yet, and so there is little chance that it would make it into the Galaxy S IV, especially with the expected launch just a few months away. 

Of course, starting with the HTC DROID DNA, it looks like 1080p is the new standard for flagship devices, so that's almost a certainty for the Galaxy S IV. But, it looks like it may be more reasonable to expect the Galaxy Note III to have a flexible display, since that device likely won't be out until later in the year. 

source: The Verge

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43 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1154; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Currently own the note 2,awesome device but if the note 3 will indeed feature a 6.3" screen then I will settle for the s3.breakable or unbreakable go Sammy.

6. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Well it would be dumb for Samsung to have a GSIV with a 5" screen and a Note III with a 5.5" screen. They would be too similar. Hadn't heard the Rumor about them increasing the size to 6.3" though. It all makes sense if it's true.

16. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I'd say : SGS4 : 4.9" , Note 3: 5.9"

22. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Does the screen size really have to get larger?

27. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow! somebody is actually thinking that besides me! Phones are getting too big now.

35. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It scares when I imagine holding an almost tablet-sized phone right by my ear.

37. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Phone and surfe then more!

39. guzza

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Things would really get interesting if they could make a screen that can fold in half size to use for normal phone operations and unfold to a 6 inch screen for more multimedia experiences.

42. MichaelCris

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

Yhhh really ...one day there will be phone wth the size of my shoes

33. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung makes about 15-20 phones 4.5" and below!!! Isn't that enough smartphones to find what you tinys (tiny screeners) need... They make only 2 smartphones 5" and above, can't biggies (big screeners) have a few choices to pick from!!! Geeesz.

43. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Yes, but those are at the "middle" range, all the flagships are now above 4.5" (which personally I don't have problem with, but I can understand others who wants the best in a smaller screen)

36. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

It would be cool if they released a Flagship device with a 4.3" screen!

38. alouden unregistered

I agree. I wouldn't even buy the Note 2, and I KNEW it was a great phone. Just too much screen for me....

41. Zahrawy

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

No it doesn't have to. but the bezel have to get smaller.

28. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

That's disappointing aww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

32. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

5", 6.3"

2. ckoch125

Posts: 192; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

well that makes sense, if they released it with anything less than 1080p people would be in uproar because it doesnt have the latest and "greatest" Plus this goes along with the rumors of it being 5" 1080p screen

3. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

if it has a flexible screen, i really dont know how samsung will be able to manufacture enough phones because the demand will be enormous

4. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

A sell out it will be. However I am more interested to see what Galaxy S IV killer Apple will come up with.

15. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

The iphone 5S!!! Now with....uh....hmmm....diferrent colors? And....uh...NFC?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30721; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stay tuned, apple is upping their refresh cycle to twice a year so you'll see something new and different.

29. Jphones

Posts: 249; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

new and different yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for apple but late and the same for everybody else

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If I am going with another Samsung device, it's going to be on Verizon because just recently I switched to an unlocked Note 2 and just today my data speeds have gone from 7-15mph down to a unbearable 0.20 down and it still shows H+ on my phone. I tried switching the APN and even called AT&T about it, they told me too bad because they don't support HSPA+ on unlocked devices.

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Time to switch to T-Mobile, brother

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I think it would be even worse on T-Mobile. I am not in a T-Mobile HSPA+ area. I am in a HSPA+ area on AT&T and LTE on Verizon. But I switched over to AT&T because I wanted to start using unlocked phones on their network and then they decided to give me 3G only but charge me for 4G service? No thanks to that!

11. LOTR12

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

T-Mobile is now trying to make HSPA+ as fast as LTE or close ,and that's why they're not not switching to 4G. I'm expecting close to 4G speeds on HSPA+ by T-Mobile.

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I understand that, but the problem is, they only have EDGE network in my area. AT&T worked perfectly when I had an AT&T phone but since I switched over to an unlocked one a week ago, last night they seemed to have turned my HSPA+ network off.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30721; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They told u wrong. It could b a network issue, my one x is unlocked and supports hspa+ speeds

26. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Is it an AT&T unlocked One X or the international One X?

23. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

LTE is really a batter killer. I have a Droid Razr Maxx and LTE (even when inactive) chews on the battery. When active (expecially with 1-2 bars) it eats the battery. I think Apple is really on the right track by making a special LTE chip. Hope other follow suit.

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