It’s inevitable these days for rumors to emerge long before a product is announced, let alone released onto the market. Samsung have been no stranger to this and the Galaxy S III had a bajillion rumors attached to it before it finally arrived in May. Of course, the Galaxy S IV will be no different and the rumors are just now starting to get interesting. Earlier in the week we brought you news of “Project J” along with some other upcoming devices.
Thanks to Reuters we now know that Project J is definitely the internal name for the new Galaxy S phone, and is named as such in honor of JK Shin, mobile division chief at Samsung. We’ve heard a couple of things surrounding the Galaxy S IV and they keep on cropping up again and again. There’s of course the rumored 5.0″ Full HD Display (1920 x 1080), a quad-core Cortex A15 CPU and a 13MP Camera. It’s fairly obvious at this point that Samsung will be bringing a Full HD packing phone to market, after all HTC have already hit the US market with their Full HD beast with the Droid DNA.
“We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases.” says Nicholas Gaudois, an Analyst with a 5-star rating from Thomson Reuters. The main advantage that Samsung has over everybody else is that Samsung are the leading manufacturer of OLED displays, which can replace glass with plastic substrates. Making it a lot easier to produce more resilient displays. Add this to the fact that Samsung have been advancing development of their flexible OLED panels and they’re in a a good position to make some of the first unbreakable displays on the market.
While the Galaxy S IV is unlikely to catch the flexible display train it could well come with a new OLED screen that we’ve not seen before. After all, the Galaxy S III’s display was a stunner but, with its PenTile arrangement, it was more of the same. Samsung’s main differentiator between Apple is not only the sizes of their displays but also the high-resolution panels. At 441 ppi a 1080p Display at 5.0″ would blow the iPhone 5’s “retina” display out of the water that packs just 326 ppi.