When you think of displays, you immediate think of Samsung and LG, especially lately with the advent of flexible displays and the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex making their debut in their own countries. However, the big buzz is the next level of displays – (Wide Quad )WQHD 2560 — 1440 pixel resolution, giving a 5-inch display about 560 Pixels per Inch (ppi) – set for use in 2014 smartphones. According to SamMobile, Samsung is ready to mass produce them in 2014 and we may see it on the their new Galaxy S5.
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Earlier this month in Korea, at Samsung’s Analyst Day, they revealed that Samsung is supposedly ready to mass-produce these 2560 x 1440 screens during 2014, and it seems that the Galaxy S5 would be the perfect vehicle to “display” it. According to OLED.at, this confirmation comes from Samsung Display CEO Kinam Kim. It most likely will eventually make its way to tablets as well, but for now, they will concentrate on smartphones.
It seems that this pixel density is really overkill, but that is what we thought when we jumped to Full HD display last year, but for the past several years, this is the one area that manufacturers keep upping the ante for bragging rights to the best display – Apple started it all with their infamous, though now, way out gunned by the competition, “retina display” at a mere 326 ppi. On Samsung’s radar for 2015 we see they are looking at a UDH design with 3840×2160 resolutions!
The Galaxy S2 had a display of 4.5-inch at 480×800 resolution, next the Galaxy S3 arrived with a 4.8-inch display and a 1280×720 resolution, followed by the S4 with a 5-inch display with 1920×1080…makes sense that the Galaxy S5 will jump to 2560×1440, anything else could be a big fail for Samsung.
Will it have the wraparound screen we have been reading about, as well – I wouldn’t count on that, but the WQHD display will probably be there. Samsung’s S4 was a world leader in sales, but Samsung was not happy about the way it was received by critics – too much plastic, looks the same as the S3, it’s laggy, just an upgrade and nothing too exciting. Then we had the HTC One with its beautiful aluminum body and stereo speakers, followed by the LG G2, and, as always, Sony’s high-end devices. The competition is heating up and Samsung wants to make sure it hits a homerun with the Galaxy S5, so I would look for this display on the Galaxy S5 in 2014.
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