Samsung preparing 4.99-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED for Galaxy S4

November 16, 2012
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Now that HTC's officially announced their impressive new 5-inch 1920 x 1080p display with a stunning 440 pixels per inch, Samsung is looking to do the same and stir up the excitement. New reports today are appearing from Korea stating Samsung is preparing their own beautiful 1080p smartphone display that could be unveiled at CES come early January.

According to the reports, Samsung's screen is said to rock a 1920 x 1080p True HD resolution on their popular AMOLED technology, be extremely bright and crisp, and nudge out HTC's by a hair offering 441 pixels-per-inch. At that high of a pixel count the eye can't really tell, so it will be all about brightness, colors, and of course battery life.

An interesting part of the details also claim this screen will debut on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV (S4) and possibly even be revealed at CES 2013. Samsung's trend as of late is to host their own event to get all the attention, aside from trade shows, to announce their flagship devices. Not to mention the Galaxy S II and S III were also revealed in March and April, not January. Following their previous cycle we might just see samples at CES, with an actual device announcement later in Q2 2013.

Between the HTC DROID DNA, a possible 4.99-inch Galaxy S4, and devices like the Galaxy Note II at 5.5-inches I have a feeling by late 2013 we might be up to 6-inch screens and beyond. To me that's just crazy. I'm having a hard time justifying a 5-inch display as it is. I might as well use the Nexus 7 3G as a phone at this rate. With 1080p HD displays, quad-core processors and more things are really speeding up quickly in the world of mobile. This years CES show in Las Vegas should be another exciting one. As always, we'll be there live with all the news. I'll take a Galaxy S4 please!

[via SammyHub]


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  • http://profiles.google.com/gwingzero Gilbert Gonzalez

    I’d have to agree. I think 4.8 on the S3 is pushing it! I thought the 4.5 on the S2 was the perfect size to be honest.

    • lady gaga

      its 4.3..idiot!

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        multiple Galaxy S II’s in the US had 4.5-inch too. Pal

      • Max_Freedom

        WTF is wrong with you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.osborne.92 Jeremy Osborne

        The sprint variant which was the biggest has a 4.52 . Moron

    • ben7337

      The droid dna is .6mm wider than the galaxy s3, despite a .2″ larger screen. To be honest, they could probably shrink the bezel a bit more even. I can see 5″ screens in the same size or under .5mm bigger than the gs3 next year. It just isn’t noticeably harder to hold or type one handed with, so why not have that slightly bigger screen. I do see 5″ as the max though, there’s no point in going bigger, and 5.5″ is just too big for a vast majority of people 5″ can appeal well the the male demographic at least, where powerful smartphones are popular.

      • sillmacka

        HTC DNA 140.9 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm 140g
        GS 3 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 133g

        The DNA is 0.1 mm less wide but 4.3 mm taller.

      • Captain_Doug

        But with on screen keys (crosses fingers) that could also be shrunk(ideally).

  • BiN4RY

    4.99 inch… why not just call it 5 inch?

    • mikeGsays

      Because edging out HTC is commonplace these days…..

    • God

      Also, 5 inch has an effect on people’s mind. Suddenly it’s a *pahblet*.
      It’s just like buying something for 9.99$ :]

  • hamboy

    Another ridiculously large screen. Yawn

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    Oh Sammy! You are making me horny! Can’t wait now…

  • fonseca898

    “I might as well use the Nexus 7 3G as a phone at this rate.”

    If it weren’t for the ridiculously over-sized bezel, it would be doable. I personally use a BT headset for calls, and I’d like another inch on the Note II screen, which would make a 7″ tablet unnecessary.

  • scott

    If I were to get a 5 inch phone (the DNA) would it make sense to get a nexus 7..?

  • funkyblue

    How about they FOCUS ON BATTERY LIFE FIRST! I also want a phone not a tablet…

  • The Daily Informant

    They are going to ruin the Galaxy S4 if they do that. 4.5 inches is perfect.