Every year as we approach the Christmas period attentions in the smartphone world turn from the devices currently on the market to those that we may see unveiled at the major exhibitions which take place in the early part of the year. There has been much talk recently about the Samsung Galaxy S4, the successor to this years best selling Samsung Galaxy S3 device. It looks as though Samsung may well have a very impressive new display on this model.
Various rumours have been emerging lately that state that Samsung will be launching a handset boasting a 1080P display very soon. More details have just emerged relating to this rumour and it seems that the first model to offer this type of screen technology will be the new Galaxy S4 device. Latest reports suggest that this eagerly anticipated new model will sport a screen measuring 4.99 inches, an increase from the 4.8 inches offered by the Samsung Galaxy S3. When we combine the 1080P resolution with this screen size the result is a pixel density far higher than what most current devices offer at 441PPI. We have seen several phones released recently that offer screen sizes and resolution similar to what the new S4 will boast but many of these use LDC panels. Samsung use Super AMOLED on their devices which is renowned for offering the ultimate quality. One thing that does remain a mystery however is whether the new phone will make use of a Pentile or RGB matrix.
These rumoured new displays are set to begin production during the first quarter of 2013 which means that they will be ready for a Q2 launch which is when Samsung traditionally launch their new flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S3 went on general release in May 2012. As 2012 draws to a close we can see more reports emerging about next generations devices such as the Galaxy S4 but it certainly looks as though we are set to greet a number of new large screen handsets in 2013. The HTC Deluxe is scheduled for launch and Sharp, LG and Sony are all hard at work on 1080P panels of their own.
We are sure to be bombarded with rumours relating to the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S3 but this latest one certainly sounds like one of the more plausible ones and do not be surprised to see the new S4 handset sporting a 5 inch 1080P display when it hits the shelves.