Galaxy S5 Could Sport 2560x1440 Display Over 5 Inches

Rumors say the next Galaxy S smartphone will arrive early next year, and according to the latest scuttlebutt, the device may come packing a screen measuring more than 5 inches in size and with a 2560 x 1440 resolution.

The report stems from remarks made by Samsung Display CEO Kinam Kim. Android Community cites Kinam Kim as saying Samsung may be preparing displays with 560 pixels per inch for upcoming devices. Rumor has it the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be one device benefiting from this high ppi density.

Other rumors regarding the GS5 have pointed to a 16-megapixel camera with Samsung's ISOCELL technology, a 64-bit Exynos, a metal chassis, and Android 4.4 KitKat (obviously).

No word on a release date just yet, but Samsung's GS4 was announced last March and went on sale in April. The first model went on sale in June the year it was announced, while the Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III both enjoyed May launches. Looking at that track record, Samsung doesn't really have a clear pattern for launching new Galaxy S phones. With sales of the GS4 (pictured above) slowing, it seems the company is hoping that a whole new model will bring in more sales.

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  • maxiim
    Screw why the resolution, a 500$ phone with that display and such amazing PPI....why the $)(T*$ are 28inch 1440p monitors still going for about 700$~?
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  • Innocent_Bystander
    "Why that resolution ? Are we this retarded to run after numbers ? Why not let it 1080p (even this i find it ridiculous on a phone) and conserve energy in the battery ? "

    Because they have nothing else to "innovate" on. Welcome to the early 2000's GHz and late 2000's MPixel wars. It's what happens when a product segment matures and you have nowhere to go but you're under the gun with a yearly release cycle.

    Basically we should be heading for an interface design that could work with a dock and have our phones replace our laptops but I guess that's too much to ask for.

    IB
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  • Parsian
    Seriously give the resolution war a break. 4K displays on big screens arent affordable yet... Focus on more denser battery manufacturing...
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  • ohim
    1 question: Why that resolution ? Are we this retarded to run after numbers ? Why not let it 1080p (even this i find it ridiculous on a phone) and conserve energy in the battery ?
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  • dragonsqrrl
    Anonymous said:
    1 question: Why that resolution ? Are we this retarded to run after numbers ?


    Because it's Samsung.
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  • Innocent_Bystander
    "Why that resolution ? Are we this retarded to run after numbers ? Why not let it 1080p (even this i find it ridiculous on a phone) and conserve energy in the battery ? "

    Because they have nothing else to "innovate" on. Welcome to the early 2000's GHz and late 2000's MPixel wars. It's what happens when a product segment matures and you have nowhere to go but you're under the gun with a yearly release cycle.

    Basically we should be heading for an interface design that could work with a dock and have our phones replace our laptops but I guess that's too much to ask for.

    IB
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