Samsung hints a 4K phone display is in the works, confirms it made a QHD screen with 560ppi

Samsung hints a 4K phone display is in the works, confirms it made a QHD screen with 560ppi
At its Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap workshop, Samsung presenters have apparently indicated that they indeed have a QHD Super AMOLED mobile display panel ready, with 560ppi pixel density, and even more resolute ones are in the works. 

QHD is 1440x2560 pixels, and to achieve such pixel density a smartphone screen panel should be about 5.2 or 5.3 inches in diagonal, so that's what the upcoming Galaxy S5 might aim at in terms of screen size. It'd be pretty surprising if Samsung has such a high-res AMOLED screen ready, and doesn't use it in the S5 to gain advantage, especially considering that everyone and their parakeet will be releasing QHD flagships this year.

What is even more interesting is that Samsung hinted it has even higher-resolution smartphone displays in the pipeline, and plans to launch UHD phones in the not so distant future. UHD is the whopping 2160x3480 pixels of 4K resolution, and the pixel density here jumps to the crazy 860ppi count, indicates the source, nestled in a sub-5" display size.

These resolutions, however, are mentioned together with the "diamond pixel" term, which is a fancy way to say a non-standard pixel matrix arrangement, that is closer to PenTile, than the standard RGB stripe matrix. In any case, at 500+ ppi, nobody would notice the individual pixels anyway, so we can't wait to see what Samsung is prepping for us in future phones, just when we thought Full HD panels are more than enough for anyone's purposes.

source: Daum via G4Games



29. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome!! Go Samsung

25. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Why not a 10k 10000 ppi mostrous dispay?

24. 1701nino unregistered

No they aren't making enough in terms of battery life,its basicly the same as i first galaxy s phone,everybody is soo excited about high ppi displays nothing wrong with that but common make a device that lasts at least 2-3 days.

22. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you people that are telling Samsung to change focus from the display to battery are ridiculous. You really think they aren't doing BOTH?? There is no way Samsung or any manufacturer isn't going to continue to push display tech. It's what we as consumers LOOK AT every time we turn on our phones and if one manufacturer can have an edge with resolution or color, you damn well better believe they are going to get that to market ASAP. I can guarantee that if Samsung stuck with standard HD displays for the Note 4 and other manufacturers like Sony or LG came out with a 4K phone of similar size, you same whiners would come back and complain about how bad the Samsung display is. Meanwhile, back at the bat cave.. I know that batteries are being worked on too. Perhaps the tech hurdles are a bit harder to overcome right now.

32. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

What you don't get is that an increase in PPI does not come "free." You need an increase in GPU power and overall battery just to power that high resolution screen. Providing power to a more power-hungry and GPU-cycle-heavy screen will take away any battery gains had they not continued with this stupid PPI race. What they could do is to actually give a damn about proper color calibration on their screens. The average person doesn't give a crap/can't tell whether or not their screen has 300ppi or 400ppi.

19. solomonsteve

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Foolish Samsung. 1080p displays are ok. Now focus on the battery..

18. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

this is crazy & stupid. Better improve something like battery

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

OMG... Sammy is still working on sub-1000 ppi display??? When are they going to launch some Million ppi displays? Because nowadays everybody is using Electron Microscope with their phones... /S Frankly I still feel my Note2's non-pentile 720p is better than 1080p Pentile S4.. Why NOT start RIDICULOUS battery capacity race SAMMY? like say 5000mAh battery in S5 with size of S3??

27. ph00ny

Posts: 2085; Member since: May 26, 2011

I have both Note2 and S4 and I honestly thought S4's 1080p was a huge improvement over the Note2.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's just ridiculous. With pixel densities that high, you can't even distinguish an RGB stripe from a pentile.

16. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

The 4K will probably be on the Note 4.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not that soon. You won't see any of those on a smartphone until 2015 at the very earliest. A full-sized tablet in 2014, maybe.

14. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

1080p is already more than enough. This ppi race is ridiculous, IMHO.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

560? ._.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

560ppi is too much on a phone already, and 860ppi on a phone is just FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe for you too much, but for me not too much. :)

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So when _____ OEM releases a phone with a PPI over 500, you won't buy it, right?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sure as heck will. The more the merrier.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, I will. But just look at the phones we're using now or in the past, they're below 500ppi and now phones will start to have over 500ppi. It's just too much, but oh well, technology keeps getting better and better. So, can't complain about that. But 860ppi on a phone is just overkill.

21. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

why would you say something like "it's too much". You haven't even seen these new displays - a little early to pass judgement? If you can get similar (or better battery life), how could you possibly not want a 860ppi screen? I thought my note 2 sceen was gorgeous, then I saw my buddy's note at full HD.. I know seeing a QHD Note 4 will look even better!

30. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

You will absolutely not see a difference above 1080p unless you like to hold the phone 3 inches from your face. And even then, unless you have very keen vision and can see a perfect 20/20 at distance or near, you still won't notice. And these pointless increases in PPI are exactly just that, they're pointless. More pixels to drive on the battery front, more GPU required to power these pixels. You people bitch and moan about poor battery life yet you support useless resolution "upgrades" such as these. Makes no sense.

8. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

its enough to humiliate apple. who wanted pixel density war. :)

13. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Not really. Apple and their fans will now say "ppi doesnt matter". Just like when they said size doesn't matter, and they will (reportedly) launch a larger screen this year. personally, I LOVE the competition between manufacturers. Pushes for better specs, quality, and overall end user experience. we ALL win.

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's all about the difference dude. When iphone 4 came out, it was far better than what was on the market. Sure 1080p may look ever so slightly better, but it's just not enough I f a difference to make you buy a phone. It's just not a big deal anymore.

1. kane74

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

I believe that Samsung could offer more than just more ppi...

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

its like 720p vs 1080p all over again..... No one is asking you to sit and distinguish pixels in your phone. Increase in pixels would lead to a more brighter, sharper and accurate colour representation when you look at it. As for battery, Samsung's phones are well documented to provide a stellar battery life. I am sure they would've figured a low power consuming panel.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah, industry leading screens that many people love. AMOLED > IPS

11. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

LOL. I myself prefer AMOLED because I read a lot in dark, but AMOLED aren't industry leading. In future maybe but not just yet.

15. Amir1 unregistered

lol. "industry leading". my ass. IPS is the best as of now.

28. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Yes industry leading. .amoled blows away ips sorry!

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