Samsung to use PLS LCD displays for Galaxy S5 and Note 4?

We’ve gobbled up all the rumors and leaks about the Galaxy S5 eagerly, but the latest rumor is one that will probably turn off a lot of folks. According to the Korean media, Samsung is considering using PLS LCD displays on next year flagships like the Galaxy S5 and Note 4, in order to reduce production costs by almost 20 percent. Samsung already uses PLS LCDs for its tablets, such as the Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, and the company is now considering adopting the technology for its phones as well.

Of course, LCD displays also have other advantages, such as more natural colors and lesser battery drain in usage scenarios such as browsing, but the move would come at quite the odd time. With the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s AMOLED panels have reached a stage where you can get a display experience that matches that of the best LCD displays, while retaining OLED benefits such as true blacks; OLED screens have also been one of the major selling points of the Galaxy line of flagships, another factor that would make the move to LCD displays a bad decision for the company.

However, Samsung recently said it is ready to produce Super AMOLED panels with 2k resolution, so this is a rumor that will likely be proven wrong when Samsung announces the Galaxy S5. Furthermore, rumors of Samsung ditching AMOLED displays crop up almost every year, so we’ll just file this one away in the “never to come true” section of our rumor cabinet.

What do you guys think? Would you be okay with LCD displays on the Galaxy S5 and/or Note 4, or would you prefer if Samsung offered variants with both LCD and AMOLED displays?

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3 years 4 months ago

OLED screen, removable battery and SD card, these are the three main reasons I buy Samsung, remove one and I am simply 33 % less likely to buy one.

3 years 4 months ago

Unless S5 or Note 4 is IP58, else don’t see any point drop to LCD.

3 years 4 months ago

hi sammobile
why samsung dont want to update i9500 and N900 for Iran???
im waiting long time to update my phone!!
i have S4 And Note 3
Come on give us update
why there isnt any 4.3 for Iran?
why there isnt any Bug Fix Update For Note 3 N900????
why you upgraded all other countries but there Isnt Iran???????????????????//
its about more than 2 month from starting update 4.3 for i9500 ant UAE and Other Arab And Afghan countries got that!!!
but THERE ISNT IRAN????????????

3 years 4 months ago

I wonder if this will also lower the product price… The Note 3 costs about 200 euro to make, and sold for 760 euro at the release….

Also, No, I would not consider an LCD display. I like my blacks to be black, thank you. Not to mention how much power AmoLED saves if you use an all-dark theme… (relevant if you travel 7.5 hours by train a day.)

3 years 4 months ago

Samsung has told that plans to do tablets with amoled displays… why would they do their top smartphones with LCD displays? Of course this is untrue.

3 years 4 months ago

While there is room for LCD out there, for those of us in colder climates, AMOLED displays for our phones are preferable for a number of reasons, and I might go for the Note 3 instead of Note 4 when I am due for my upgrade in October(I can wait a month+ to get the latest and greatest). Samsung MUST know that the AMOLED screens are a selling point, so while there may be LCD versions of devices made, I doubt they would drop AMOLED in flagships.

Now, it is possible they might do a “5C” approach and make cheaper versions of their phones with “lesser” components. Plastic instead of metal cases(if rumors of metal FULLY replacing plastic are true), and LCD instead of AMOLED. Or they may do a combination, where they might do metal cases with LCD for some models, and some AMOLED screens with plastic cases. In the USA, it might be interesting to see how the contract prices for phones come into play as well.

3 years 4 months ago what display they use on note 10.1 (2014) ? it not as bright as note 10.1 I had both and I not happy with the brightness on note 10.1 (2014).

3 years 4 months ago

It’s a Super Clear LCD. It’s decidedly not as great as PLS LCD, which is Samsung’s own take on IPS LCDs, so perhaps that is the reason.