Samsung details plans for 4K phones, own 64-bit processor for 2014-15
posted by Victor H. / Nov 06, 2013, 6:05 AM
Screens are of course where Samsung’s strength is. The Korean company is drawing a picture of the future where we could have devices with even sharper displays. If all goes as planned, Samsung might release smartphones with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and pixel density reaching an impressive 560ppi.
4K Ultra HD resolution phones are the next step that could come as soon as in 2015. In sheer numbers, we’re looking at future devices with 3840 x 2160 pixel displays. Just imagine this on a smartphone, pixel density on a screen the size of today’s smartphones would reach over 800ppi.
The other big thing that Samsung is working on is its own ARM-based processor core. Samsung will obviously continue on relying on Qualcomm’s chip in the near future, but it is also developing its own core, much like Apple has done with the Apple A7.
We have already heard about Samsung’s plans for truly flexible phones (not just curved or bendable) phones in the near future. Plenty to be excited about in the future, isn’t there?
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800ppi? What's with the world and crazy pixel density screens. What the phone industry needs to sort out is the battery life of phones. Lol.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 6:19 AM 25
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I agree .. they should focus on innovating batteries that can last 4x - 5x times more .. and also focus on developing displays that can consume 5x-10x times lesser battery juice ..
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 10:48 AM 4
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with today's current battery technology, it is really impossible to improved battery life unless make it bigger so as the phone itself! it is the responsibility of the manufacturers itself and not samsung
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 4:08 PM 0
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Hope your plans will materialize, Samsung is 1 of the few company's driving innovation..
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 6:19 AM 11
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Not sure if you are only talking about the mobile phone market. Since there are only a few manufactures that are real competition for each other, sure, there are only a few of them. In the mobile market, there are a lot. Qualcomm for example. Overall, in the general market there are tens of thousands.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 9:09 AM 0
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I don't think there is a need for anything above 400ppi
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 6:21 AM 12
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Not 400, above 300 is more than enough.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 7:25 AM 3
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I can see a difference between a ~300 ppi screen and ~400 ppi. I don't see a point in going beyond the current ~450 though. You can't pick out an individual pixel on the HTC One or LG G2. This year saw photorealistic screens. Anything beyond that is a waste of processing power.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 9:24 AM 3
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Weather it's enough or not is subjective. But you can definitely notice the difference between 720p & 1080p on my HTC 1 compared to my 720p galaxy nexus. Would like the option to reduce resolution at times. Like I can with a laptop or monitor
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 10:33 AM 1
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I hear you, but I just don't think it's necessary on such a small screen. TV I understand, because the screens are so large. I can look at 1080p on a tv and see how it can get better, so 4k is great for tv's. On a phone makes just as much since as a galaxy round.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 12:50 PM 0
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The Galaxy Nexus used a PenTile screen. Those are typically more jagged looking than non-PenTile (LCD) at the same resolution. That's why the Galaxy S4 at 1080 looks significantly sharper than the S3 at 720. Gotta compare apples to apples.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 3:06 PM 0
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My guess is that Samsung will put WQHD on the next Note which will be 6", also on the later generation of Note 8, and perhaps a UHD on their 10-13" range of tablets. Putting anything more than full hd on a 5-6" smartphone would be utter idiocy.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 7:50 AM 2
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Get 4k on televisions and computer monitors first. Why 23 inch and 50 inch screens are the same resolution as a phone blows my mind.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 7:57 AM 4
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Because people don't view their 50 inch televisions from a foot away.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 8:25 AM 1
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Even at a modest 8 ft, a typical 1080p HDTV at 55" would look far more pixelated and ugly compared to that same resolution in a phone, even had you put your nose up against it (the phone). 4k needs to come affordably to the TV before anything else, really. Monitors will be important too but it'll really only see extensive use by enthusiasts and workstation professionals.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 8:43 AM 4
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