Samsung tipped prepping a 6" 4K AMOLED display with 700+ppi for next August, just in time for the Note 5
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 06, 2014, 3:08 AM
Rejoice, 4K lovers, as that's the resolution you might be getting with the next edition of Samsung's Galaxy Note series. We got tipped that Samsung will start mass-producing a 5.9" Ultra HD Super AMOLED display with 700+ppi next August, which puts manufacturing plans just in the timeframe for the Note 5 release, if everything goes according to traditions.
Granted, it is just a uncorroborated tip from one source, but Samsung itself confirmed in its Analyst Days presentation slides last year that it has UHD 2160x3840 pixels AMOLED displays for mobile in the works for 2015. Also, at the Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap workshop in January, Samsung presenters hinted again at higher-resolution UHD smartphone displays in the pipeline. These resolutions, however, were mentioned then 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 700+ ppi, nobody would notice the individual pixels anyway, so we can't wait to see what Samsung is prepping for us in future phones.
Back in May, the head of LG Display sat down for an interview, too, and mentioned that 600ppi, and even 700ppi smartphone panels are within reach, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Samsung is also striving for those record pixel densities. Sharp was recently rumored to work on a 4K mobile display as well, in the 5.5"-6" diagonal range, so 2015 is again shaping up to be an exciting year in terms of resolution count.
Our own calculations return 746ppi for a 5.9" panel with 2160 x 3840 pixels of UHD resolution, so there you have it - production timeframe in August means it will be ready to go into an eventual Note 5, which should be announced at the IFA expo in September 2015. As for the rest of the specs, we surely hope that the screen-to-phone ratio will be improved, as using a larger display would make the next Note even bigger than it is now. We can also reasonably expect a Snapdragon 810 chipset, which will be ready for prime time then, and a higher resolution camera with optical image stabilisation. The rest we will leave for the rumor mill to fill in, but we have no doubts in Samsung's abilities to produce a monster Note phablet for next year, too.
Thanks for the tip!
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I only have one question: why??!!! Quad HD isnt enough? its a funny world we live in.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 3:11 AM 20
For people, nothing is enough.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 3:13 AM 17
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Also so far everyone is assuming Samsung will render everything at 4K, but they may not Maybe the Note 5 will have a 120 Hz 4K display But actually 1080p is rendered instead to get 120 fps IMO 120 Hz 1080p > 60 Hz 1440p Especially since Lollipop has so many aminations
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 4:51 AM 1
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Yet my Note with Quad HD outlasts an iPhone with FHD. Hmmmm! See where I'm going? Plus with a 5.9" display, that means a bigger phone which means room for a 3400mAH battery. Also even if it sucks more juice, Samsung phones charge up very fast. My Note 4 gets 50% added charge in just 30 mins. So far I haven't even need to use it. Yesterday I pulled the phone off the charger at 100%. I don't get many calls which eat up battery. On my way home at 630, it still has 70% of its charge. But again, I don't use it all day long like some people who displays never turns off. My display is off more until I get home. When I get home I use it even then very sparingly because I use my Tab S
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 11:06 AM 2
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It will benefit the VR functionality. Handsets are no longer only phones!
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 3:16 AM 13
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That's exactly what I was going to say. Why? I thought the point of HD screens was to make them photorealistic and eliminate pixelation entirely. Once we hit 400 ppi, mission accomplished, right? Even with PenTile, that should be more than enough.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 4:42 AM 1
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For Gear VR/Oculus Rift. When you have a display sitting about one inch from your eyeball even qhd is not enough.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 5:58 AM 5
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Stop talking crap. You need to visithttp://www.oculus.com/ and head to the forums. People are dying for Oculus Rift to release the consumer version. Oculus Rift development kits are so hot right now there going for more than double on ebay. Even used models are fetching more that what people paid for. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Oculus-Rift-2-DK2-Development-Kit-2-Video-Game-Glasses-/281425869642?pt=US_Video_Glas
Not only will Samsung be selling phones but they will have their display tech in every Oculus Rift headset sold. This is why Samsung is in the business of producing 4K and higher displays; their branching out their business.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 6:36 AM 5
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Talking crap? Who do you think constitutes the vast majority of smartphone users? Tech geeks or completely ordinary people? Did you see the statistic that showed that around 60% of US smartphone users download 0(!) apps after purchasing their phone? Out of the remaining 40%, how many do you think have an interest in VR?
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 8:25 AM 0
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Unless you were just born yesterday, you know how much tech and people's interest in tech has changed over the past 15 years. About 15 years ago, someone literally said to me that accessing the web on a phone was dumb and only tech geeks would ever want to do that. It's hard to put that in perspective nowadays.... I understand. But VR is about to explode starting next year when the consumer version of Oculus Rift comes out. Facebook bought Oculus for a reason... a very good one. It's not just about games... social media is about to become more immersive. You can resist it and say that only tech geeks would ever use VR, but it won't change the future. Mark my words.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 12:17 PM 1
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