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Samsung working on custom ARM CPU, 560ppi and 4k resolution phones for 2014-15


Last updated: November 6th, 2013 at 12:20 UTC+02:00

1080p Full HD displays not working out for you? Well, fret not, as come 2014, Samsung will be launching devices with AMOLED displays that have a pixel density of 560ppi and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 – which means your standard 5-inch+ smartphone displays will be even sharper than they are now. Furthermore, you’ll have around a year to tout these high-resolution displays, as in 2015 Samsung will begin making 4k Ultra HD displays, of resolutions up till 3840 x 2160. Crazy times, right?

The news came from Samsung’s Analyst Day event in Korea, and the company also confirmed that it is working on a custom ARM-compatible processor. Manufacturers like Qualcomm and Apple already do this, creating custom architectures from the ground up but keeping their processors compatible with the ARM instruction set, and now Samsung is looking to do the same. The processor will support 64-bit, but it looks like Samsung will continue to use Qualcomm’s 64-bit chips for LTE-enabled devices, which means you’ll still see two different variants of the company’s flagships.

Flexible and folding displays, ultra-high-resolution displays, 64-bit custom processors: looks like the next couple of years are going to be pretty exciting for Samsung.



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