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Sharp May Provide the 2K, 560-PPI Displays For Samsung’s Galaxy S5

January 6, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt

Samsung has always used their famous Super AMOLED displays for their flagship smartphones and we certainly expected this trend to continue with the upcoming Galaxy S5 – the Samsung and Android device that should outsell any other device in 2014. Although the South Korean media had recently said that Samsung would use their own 5.25-inch Super AMOLED, Chinese Tencent is reporting that will not be the case, as Samsung is having production capacity issues, as well as their focus on the development of flexible displays for 2015.

The latest news is that Samsung will abandon their Super AMOLED style display on their Galaxy S5 and go with Sharp’s 5.25″ 2K Ultra HD 560 PPI LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) display.  That Sharp display is known for its high-resolution, fast response times, and higher brightness.  Remember that earlier this year, Samsung bought a 3-percent share of Sharp for $110 million, taking its first step in shoring up future supply needs.

Rumors abound with what display, among other material and technical choices, Samsung will use in their upcoming flagship Galaxy S5.  There have been other reports about Samsung abandoning their AMOLED displays and switching to Sharp’s LTPS technology.  There have also been rumors that Samsung will use two different displays on the Galaxy S5, or possibly produce a Galaxy S5 and an even higher end, Premium Galaxy F5.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept

Other rumors are that the Galaxy S5 will be equipped with an ARM 64-bit core processor based on Samsung’s own Exynos 6 or it may stick with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.5GHz.  Almost for certain, it will contain 3GB of RAM, as does the Galaxy Note 3, with 32GB of internal storage, and be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.

Whatever Samsung decides to do with their flagship Galaxy S5, we will not have to wait too long to find out the facts. Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy, Dong-hoon Chang, at a two-day New Year’s party at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, said that details would be revealed at the 2104 MWC in February.

Let us know on our Google+ Page what you think about the display on the Galaxy S5 – do you really care who manufacturers the display as long as it works?