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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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  • 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
    11975125 said:
    1 question: Why that resolution ? Are we this retarded to run after numbers ?

    Because it's Samsung.
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  • Innocent_Bystander-1312890
    "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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  • 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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  • Murissokah
    Does it come with a magnifying glass?
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  • blcskate
    Right now we all love big again. So big screen with crazy res is what we get. Next we will go the opposite and want no screen (aka Google Glass or something like that). Then everyone will compete to how small they can make the viewer. I say skip all the crap and come out with a phone that I can just put a tiny thing behind my ear and it will do what I think and calling people will work almost like telepathy. That would be some serious market improvement.
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  • robochump
    Making it more iPhone like but making sure it has better specs. I still laugh how Samesung names its Galaxy phone the opposite of iPhone with S5 to Apple's 5S. Anyways Samsung is a great parts manufacturer and great with dev'ing LCD screens of all types. Too bad it is such an unethical company that I cannot buy anything with their name on it.
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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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  • house70
    The only thing that caught my attention was the ISOCELL camera. I am curious what it can bring to the table, in theory sounds pretty good.
    The screen... just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be done. That kind of PPI does not really bring anything new to the user experience, and that resolution makes sense on a tablet.
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  • Robochamp
    11975653 said:
    Making it more iPhone like but making sure it has better specs. I still laugh how Samesung names its Galaxy phone the opposite of iPhone with S5 to Apple's 5S. Anyways Samsung is a great parts manufacturer and great with dev'ing LCD screens of all types. Too bad it is such an unethical company that I cannot buy anything with their name on it.

    wow! Just wow! Do not even know where to begin.

    1) How is it making it more iPhone like when the shape is not the same and iPhones are smaller.
    2) You do realize that it being named Galaxy S5 has NOTHING to do with the iPhone 5S. You should think before you post.
    3) Samsung makes the best smartphones with THEIR parts. They offer more than Apple. Apple ripped of the
    LG Prada and since 2010 has been stealing android features and now Apple is about to rip off Samsung with bigger phones and phablets.
    4) Apple will continue to shrink in market share. With a year it will be in the single digits. :)
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