Galaxy S4 to end Retina dominance with 440ppi or higher

By Posted 24 Jan 2013, 17:57

Samsung are preparing to make groundbreaking steps with their 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, which consumers hope will be equipped in upcoming flagship devices such as the Galaxy S4 and also the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. One area that Samsung needed to improve on with the S3, was pixel quality and now we’re seeing evidence that Samsung are taking the first steps to offer display quality that could potentially be even better than Apple’s Retina display.

It’s no secret that Samsung are big advocates of the AMOLED type of display, even though there is pressure from consumers to switch over to the more expensive and luxurious OLED material. After initial hints suggested that the Galaxy S4 would be OLED based, it now looks like Samsung will still utilize a Super AMOLED display for the Galaxy S4, but with some upgrades in place.

Taiwanese publication Digitimes has sent out word that Samsung are currently in the process of developing new pixel layouts, which will increase resolution quality in their upcoming products and could result in a ppi of 440 or higher. The Galaxy S3 only featured a 306ppi display across a 4.8-inch display, while the iPhone 5 in comparison had a 4-inch Retina display with a higher 326ppi.

The Galaxy S3 display was by no means poor though, but it just gives you an indication of the increase in quality that a 440ppi screen or above could offer with the Galaxy S4. Digitimes’ sources have also claimed that the Galaxy S4 will have one of the highest display resolutions on the market, so it is mouthwatering to think that the display is also going to be one of the standout features after the company wowed CES 2013 audiences with the Exynos 5 reveal.

Are you excited to hear plans for Samsung to bump up display quality to 440ppi? We wonder if Apple has a counter-attack plan in place to boost their Retina display quality even further.

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