Posted by Abhijeet M. 12 months ago

Samsung ready to mass produce AMOLED displays with 560ppi pixel density for 2014 smartphones


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Samsung’s Analyst Day event in Korea earlier this month revealed an interesting tidbit of information – the Korean manufacturer unveiled plans to bring out smartphones in 2014 with displays that have a high pixel density of 560ppi on screen sizes as low as 5-inches (that makes for a resolution of 2560 x 1440). Now, it seems like the Galaxy S5 might be the first Samsung handset with such a display, as the company is supposedly ready to mass produce 560ppi AMOLED panels.

The confirmation comes from Samsung Display CEO Kinam Kim, according to OLED.at. This is also a good indication that the rumors of Samsung working on AMOLED tablets could come true as well, though for now the focus will likely be on smartphones, especially the Galaxy S5 (a 560ppi display would be a good feature Samsung would no doubt flaunt). The current 1080p screens are already more than sharp enough, so 2560 x 1440 displays do seem overkill, but then again, there was a time when we thought Full HD displays would be overkill too, right?

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8 comments on “Samsung ready to mass produce AMOLED displays with 560ppi pixel density for 2014 smartphones

  1. Rumen_s 12 months ago said:

    stupid race for more pixels, cores, RAM, etc. just with idea for squeezing more and more from customer pockets; who will need a resolution higher than your 32 or 40 inch TV in a 5 inch phone screen? and what content will be played on it? and again much more important questions about software optimization and battery life are omitted… I do hope that Google started to look at right direction with 4.4 if it is true that 4.4 is optimized and can run smoothly on 512 MB RAM devices

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    • Paps Duke 12 months ago said:

      Totally agree 100% with you on e’vry thing ” and again much more important
      questions about software optimization and
      battery life are omitted…”

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    • PMoto 12 months ago said:

      Me too – totally agree. This kind of new technology give nothing to the user.
      I would point battery life as the major problem in portable devices, and no one seems capable of doing anything…
      That improvement would be a master revolution and very well pleased by costumers.

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    • Targonis 12 months ago said:

      It is clear that you don’t pay much attention to the “behind the scenes” type of stuff. The iPhone is primarily a “one app is running/active at any time, except for select functions. As a result, there is less of a need for more processor cores or RAM. For an operating system that does true multi-tasking and has multiple apps running at the same time, more cores really IS helpful. More RAM goes along with more processes running at the same time, even if you only have one on the screen at a time.

      Now, the other thing that you clearly have not been paying attention to has been the progress when it comes to 4K TV, where there will be approximately 4 times as many lines of resolution as we see on 1080p screens. This means that TV will be getting higher resolutions in the next few years, and by pushing forward NOW in the phone/tablet space, it means the industry won’t be waiting 5-6 years from the time TV is at 4k before it shows up in the mobile space as well. In addition to that, it is helpful to get higher resolutions on SMALL screens since they pave the way toward larger screens that have that resolution.

      Finally, the desktop/laptop markets have been stagnant when it comes to high resolution screens, so the sooner we see higher resolution screens show up, the faster we will see them show up in normal MONITOR resolutions, and 1344×768 and 1600×900 displays can finally go away. There are MANY other reasons for wanting higher resolution screens, but if your entire experience only started with dual-core processors because you are too young to remember the days of single-core machines, then of course you won’t understand why ANY of the progress we are hearing about may be useful overall, even if it is overkill for a 5 inch screen.

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      • Rumen_s 12 months ago said:

        I am not agains evolution, the point is where it should be. actually higher than full HD resolution screen will require more and more CPU and GPU power and higher battery consumption, as well as playing full HD video on more than full HD video screen. it is too early for 4k resolution, at least communication infrastructure is not ready for it; and 4 cores and 2 GB RAM are more than enough for multitasking in case software is optimized.

        so, real success will be for manufacturer which is able to offer 3-5 days real life of its smartphone, top hardware is not so important any more. even my old S2 up to now haven’t met any game which is not capable to play; yes, I bought note 3 and it is better than S2 but by the end of a day it runs same applications as S2

        unfortunatelly software support by Samsung will become worst and worst, there is no way a manufacturer to support such a broad devices range and stupid 3,4,5 modifications of one device

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  2. XaErO_Xion 12 months ago said:

    This innovation is good but should not be implemented in Smartphones, since it does not make any sense to go beyond FullHD. Instead, they should focus on something that consumes less and less power and still provides higher performance. Also, they should make some displays that can stand brightly in Broad day Sunlight.

    This innovation is brilliant and should be implemented in Laptops where majority displays are still on TFT with 1366×768 resolution, which are at least 3x-4x bigger than average Smartphone screens. Let’s bring this pixel density race to Laptops and not to Smartphones.

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  3. icezar 12 months ago said:

    WTF???? People!! Samsung!!! STOOOOOOP!!! We still have 1080p PC monitors!! We need improvements and price drops there!! Not in a 5″ screen. Good lord, what is the matter with people? A 1440p 27″ display is as expensive as a high end smartphone for crying out loud…

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  4. vslsnks 12 months ago said:

    The future of ALL communications lie in our hands. Of course we need better batteries, but I won’t say no to better screen resolutions as well. PC’s are yesterdays news.

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