Samsung to show a 5" Full HD Super AMOLED display at CES in January, might go in the Galaxy S IV

Samsung to show a 5
Not to be outdone by LG, Sharp, Japan Display, CMI and others in mobile display resolution, Samsung will in its turn demonstrate a 4.99" Full HD Super AMOLED display at CES 2013 in Las Vegas come January, sources say.

This rumor is reported exclusive by a Korean paper, claiming inside info from Samsung officials, and we already heard a similar claim by another Korean publication, but no size was mentioned then. What we can grasp from Google's translation, is that Samsung has been dedicating resources into the Full HD AMOLED, instead of mobile LCD arena, since it is the OLED-based displays that are its differentiating factor before the competition.

Given that the Droid DNA just appeared, the Sony Yuga and Odin are coming with 1080 screens next year, LG shouldn't be far behind as it has a Full HD LCD panel developed, and Sharp is now selling an Aquos SH903W in Russia with a 5" 1920x1080 display of its own making, it is only logical that Samsung is prepared to wow with something different. The AMOLED panel is claimed to be very thin, with low power consumption, as well as high contrast and refresh rate, which are staples for OLED-based screens, but we'll save judgement for when we eventually see it at CES.

The official said the display is with 441ppi pixel density, which is pretty close to the perfect human vision. A combination of the current FMM production method, suitable for mass production, and the more advanced LITI technology, which is cheaper, but can't be scaled sufficiently, is supposedly being used to arrive at the 5-incher with 1920x1080 resolution.

It reportedly depends on the mass production scaling whether we are to see this thing in the Galaxy S IV in Q2 next year, but Samsung has a few months to work out the kinks, and it already proved it can do an excellent non-PenTile HD Super AMOLED in the Note II with a new production method, so we are keeping our hopes high. The source also says that the Samsung Electronics chief demanded that a Full HD AMOLED be used in the S IV, instead of an LCD, as that's the company's unique proposition, so the engineers seem greenlit to trash another football field of display glass and figure it out.

Moreover, we were tipped back in September that Samsung flaunted a 5.8" ClorOLED screen with 358ppi, allegedly for the Note III, so next year might indeed shape up to be the year of Full HD mobile screens, be they LCD or AMOLED, for flagship phones across the board.

source: (translated) via Techkiddy

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1. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

This better be good, Samsung. otherwise, the Sony Yuga may overtake you.

18. MeoCao unregistered

For GS4 1080p is a must, and HTC screen perhaps is impossible to beat with a AMOLED. Still I think GS4 will be a success but not b-c of the screen.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

but because of also the Exynos A15.

27. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

And because of innovations like multi-window.

31. metalpoet unregistered

I want my gs4 to have 5' HD 1080p screen, with 4.2 android(key lime pie) quadcore, multi window. and will cook me dinner and wash my car! haha!

2. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

ok. 5.8 inches. I'm fine with that, but please don't make it bigger than 6 inch anymore. I have a note 2, it was quite big when I started using it, now I got used to it and it perfectly suites my style. BUT more than 0.5 inches larger than that wouldn't be called a phone, you can barely hold it to call someone for a decent duration of time!

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Mr./Mrs. -@nobelset- I have to disagree with you on this one. We the people of the "Phablet" world. Do hereby demand our ratio of 16:10 screen display back!!! 16:9 is a ratio of smartphone user; We are the "Party of Phablet"... And use our Phablets, we will. Here’s what Yusim proposes when designing the Galaxy Note 2: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution Size: 161.9 x 84.9 x 8.9 Weight: 220g 2.0GHz quad core Cortex-A15 processor 3GB of RAM 32/64/128GB memory 16-meagpixel camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and BSI 3-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI, Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Wi-Fhi Direct Bluetooth 5.0 USB 3.0 Host mHL NFC A-GPS, Glonass support 4,000mAh battery Android 5.0 "This should be just in time for the Note III though"... Here's to HOPING. :)

17. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

The problem is that there are always wasted space on the phone. Thick bezels or space for manufacturer's logo. The logos always take up a lot of space.

20. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

The logos don't take up space, they just fill it. There are components that can't be placed behind the screen(front camera, earphone, sensors, and i guess some internals), also the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have a logo on the front.

30. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

However, since manufacturers have claimed to produce some of the world's thinnest displays at only a few mm's , i hardly think that that particular excuse is still valid.

32. metalpoet unregistered

if only they would make them edge(left side) to edge(right side) to edge(top) and leave the bottom for the S voice home button then they could fit a huge screen on a small phone :) put the manufacture and carrier stuff on the back where it belongs. we know who made the phone and who are carrier is, we dont need a reminder lol

19. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

You want 16:10 back but you're endorsing "6.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution" which is 16:9? You should want 1920 x 1200.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm excited to see that eye popping full hd super amoled display!

5. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

What is the perfect human vision?

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

20/20 vison. Maximum ppi for the perfect human eye is around 477ppi according to tests not to be confused with apples claim originally to try promote the iphone 4 that it was roughly 300ppi.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

With the pentile display, the odd number of pixels and weird placings make the screen look funny, and gets worse as the ppi goes down. Like on a galaxy s, the voodoo sound icon is absolutely munted. Although with the rgb placement of note 2, its still got one massive blue pixel, does that effect the display? or not really? but anyway, hope to see a full even rgb from samsung!

7. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

the only thing samsung seems to be doin with thier flagships is beefing up the specs and the screen size...i mean ders no innovation!..dont take it in the wrong way but all i say is ders room for more innovative features in their phones!..

9. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

This is all we know for hardware. We know nothing on the software. This year Samsung came out on top in the software department and we barely even knew anything until launch week.

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

UHa, what? Samsung makes many different sizes and shapes of phones, also for different OSes. I'm a OG-Note user, getting ready to get multi-window, airview, & all kinds of smart updates that go with the upgrade. You got to be kidding right? The Note III will be a Beast!!! You must be using another smartphone iHTC or ect...; or you're not reading these articles with your eyes open. :/ @harsh_doshi

11. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Pray tell, what would you consider innovation? a jet pack or antimatter batteries. Perhaps an interdimensional transporter?

8. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Wow, these phones are really getting bigger & bigger each year. After my time is done with the Galaxy S3, I am seriously considering reverting back to a phone with a 4.3" display. I kind of miss the ergonomics of a phone that size.

12. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

If they can make the S4 size a bit smaller and have a 5" screen, I'm all for it. Hell, make the screen bendable so I can open my phone like a flip phone and get more screen size.

15. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, the DNA showed that a 5 inch can fit within less width than the s3' frame. And it's only 5mm taller. And there's still some vertical room left, even without the on screen keys. Anyway I'm pretty sure Samsung won't make the S4 larger than the s3 is

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I prefer retina level and with correct calibration, this should leave nothing to LCD screens

14. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Another pentile crap from Samsung...

21. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

One reason i always buy samsung is because of amoled. If its going full hd now then thats an extra good news for me. Phonearena can blub all they like but am still down with amoleds.lcd just doesnt cut it for me. Wish my 46" tv was also amoled.

23. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yeah if it's LED it's Samsung. though some would prefer LCD I would respect that.

24. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

So now Samsungs screen suck? Man, I really hate now fast technology changes in the cell phone market, makes me tired of hearing about it, even as an IT guy

26. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

The heat is on for HD 1080p display screens. Now as for the GS4 my only wish that it comes w/S Pen.

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