Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming with Highly Efficient AMOLED Display and Floating Touch

| March 8, 2013 | 10 Replies

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The Galaxy S4 is less than a week away from being announced at Samung’s Unpacked event in New York City on March 14th at 7pm EST. But that’s not stopping all the rumors from flying around. The newest rumor tells us we’ll see a highly efficient green PHOLED display and floating touch technology. This would be similar to what Sony put in their Xperia Sola. Of course, this rumor is coming from Sam Mobile, so you’ll definitely want to take this with a grain of salt…perhaps an entire bucket of salt if you look at their track record. They’ve brought some big and juicy rumors about the Galaxy S4. So let’s get to them

So you know those rumors we heard that there would be a Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5 Octa versions of the Galaxy S4? Well it looks like this leak has partially confirmed that. Sam Mobile’s source is telling them that Samsung has two different Galaxy S4 prototypes. One of those is fitted with an LCD display and a Qualcomm chip, while the other has the Exynos and AMOLED display combination that is now standard in Galaxy S devices. Right now, we have no idea if Samsung will abandon one of those prototypes or not. But at this point the prototype should be finalized since it’s being shown off next week, or at least it should be shown off then. We hope Samsung doesn’t do what Sony did at their PlayStation 4 event last month.

Green PHOLED Display

Before we get started Android Authority has given us some background on the Green PHOLED display. There are two types of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in the AMOLED display that Samsung uses on just about every device they make, there’s fluorescent and phosphorescent. Now the differences between them is that fluorescent materials generally last much longer but are harder to produce and less energy efficient. Samsung has used a combination of the two types in their AMOLED displays.

But for the Galaxy S4, Samsung is said to be using phosphorescent materials for the red and green OLEDs and fluorescent materials for the blue ones. Now this should ensure that the display is about 30% more efficient than a similar LCD panel. the PHOLED’s shouldn’t have a huge impact on the quality of the display, but we’ll have to wait and see on that.

Floating Touch

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According to the leaks from Sam Mobile, users are going to be able to control the Galaxy S4 without actually touching it. Now this type of technology is nothing new, Sony actually implemented it a while ago on their Xperia Sola. Basically Floating Touch allows you to interact with a touchscreen by hovering your fingers a few centimeters above the device. The screen has sensors that detect the electrical field that flows around your fingers, which will accurately determine their position. Samsung offers something similar to this on the Note 2 with Air View, which uses the S Pen.

As usual, Sam Mobile’s report isn’t very clear, so as we said earlier, take this information with a grain of salt. But we’ll know definitely next Thursday. Make sure you keep your browser locked to Android Headlines for all the information about the Galaxy S4 on launch day.

Category: Android News, Android Phone News

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Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • Richard Yarrell

    Sammobile has direct knowledge and pertinent information pertaining to the Galaxy S4. They have given tons of direct information to Galaxy owners for years and it has been SPOT ON since i have been purchasing Galaxy family devices for years. SamsungTomorrow and Sammobile use twitter for direct contact of some customers regarding products. Everyone including this site writes articles that are rumors or truths that are bended attacking sammobile won’t fly with us Galaxy owners we know the deal already. The Galaxy S4 will have a flexible display an industry first which will be totally unexpected. Except the fact that the Galaxy S4 will be the BEST handset till the Galaxy Note 3 arrives later this year. And mark this down too Samsung will be well on their way to 250 million smartphones sold in 2013.

    • http://www.androidheadlines.com/ Alexander Maxham

      So if Sam Mobile is always “right” what happened to those 10-15 Samsung devices that was supposed to be announced at MWC, that they reported on?

      • Harry Skelton

        Or their OS upgrades…lots of press, little action…

        • http://www.androidheadlines.com/ Alexander Maxham

          They upgrade quicker than any other manufacturer….except perhaps ASUS.

    • squiddy20

      “SamsungTomorrow and Sammobile use twitter for direct contact of some customers regarding products.” If that were remotely true, everyone would know the specs of the S4 already since one of the probably thousands of people who received any sort of DM from those sources would have sent it out to the masses. What an idiot.

      “The Galaxy S4 will have a flexible display an industry first which will be totally unexpected.” Considering it was unveiled not even 2 months ago, and was labeled as “experimental” even then, can’t wait to see you proved wrong. Just another stupidly wishful fanboy claiming things as fact when there’s not one shred of evidence to back up your ridiculous claims. Just like how you “knew” the Galaxy Nexus would be released in early November, then mid November, then late November, then finally early December, just because the *rumors* were stating so.

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