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 indicated that they indeed have a QHD Super AMOLED mobile display panel ready, with 560ppi pixel density, and even more resolute ones in the works...
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35 Comments

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!

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Watching movies and videos on a AMOLED screen is 10x better than watching it on a phone with a IPS or SLCD 3 screen, sorry.

35. Adithya7184 unregistered

AMOLED FTW!!!

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung needs to beef up their quality control, not the ppi. That should be their main focus.

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

um yeah.. because I've had SO many issues with my Samsung phone displays.. NOT.

26. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

what you mean by control?? The only issue i can think of is phone design..

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: 30836; 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.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

560? ._.

14. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

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

16. zig8100

Posts: 243; 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.

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; 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: 2002; 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.

18. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

this is crazy & stupid. Better improve something like battery

19. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

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