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

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

40. merihmn

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

i don't think Samsung can do flexible screen coz of Nokia search in phonearena " Moroh " then click Nokia-seeks-patent-on-Morph-concept-phone

31. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

I haven't seen a 1080p display on a smartphone so I can't exactly judge, but it just looks like a pretty high resolution for phones. I'd settle for 1600:900 for a laptop screen, that would be magnanimous on a phone screen. That should also increase performance and battery life in theory and also would probably make it easier to implement the unbreakable screen technology. I may be wrong on the last point but the first few points are undeniably true.

30. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Galaxy S-IV 4.9" 1080p SuperAMOLED Pentile matrix display and Note-III 5.9" 1080p SuperAMOLED non-pentile matrix (like Note2). Size of s-IV approx equals to s-III and Note-III almost equals size of Note2. Then that will be good...

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then STOP IT WITH THE stupid RUMORS & wait till MWC 13' or until SAMSUNG have a press conference damn it. I'm still waiting for the SG IV anyway.

20. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Don't want/need a 1080 display on a smartphone. Didn't the American automobile industry go through something similar in the 50's when everyone was rushing to build bigger cars with bigger engines ? We all know how that turned out.

34. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Unfortunately for you, no one realy cares what you want. Whether you like it or not, 1080p is here to stay for the forseeable future, deal with it because screen resolutions are only going to get higher and higher. In 10 years time, we'll probably find a way to exceed 1080p with minimal effect on battery life, technology moves on and people eventually deal with it.

14. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I don't think that flexible tech is "not ready yet". I think it has been ready a long time ago. They probably had the technology to make 5" 1080p Super AMOLED+ screens years ago, but they are dosing the amount of tech for every new generation to make it profitable. The way things are going, SGS4 should have 5" 1080p pentile screen. Then SGS5 might be RGB, and maybe flexible. Or they are leaving it for the SGS6.

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No thanks. They can keep anything over 4.5 inches. My Nexii is way too big at 4.65. I don't have little hands, but I can't get my hands around the nexus and still use it one handed. and I do like one handed operation.

17. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

iPhone is perfect for your little hands. in android land, bigger is better.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did u even read his post, or were u in too much of a hurry to bash the iPhone. His post didn't even remotely mention the iPhone, or him having little hands.

24. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Umm what part of my post did I bash the iPhone. it seems your English is far advanced.

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

See no point in a flexible display for a phone as that would serve no purpose because you would still have to place the display within a chassis to house all the components so flexible display on a phone is kind of dream like things for now. Perhaps on a wrist watch, the flexible display would work but as a cellular device, I don't see it working yet. Funnier was the transparent displays, again totally useless on cellular devices as you would end up seeing the innards of the devices and that would be distracting and unattractive to boot. Great that they have things that will work sometime in the future just don't expect many of them to magically fit in todays devices yet.

8. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I was checking out the Droid DNA today and i gotta say 1080p looks wonderful.

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: 31798; 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.

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: 31798; 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: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

3. belovedson

Posts: 1061; 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

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; 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

1. twens

Posts: 1191; 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"

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