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Samsung Galaxy S4 screen evolution issues

Those of you looking forward to seeing a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a next-generation display screen may have to wait a little bit longer. Whispers are emerging that Samsung are experiencing some production problems with their next Galaxy phone, which may result with the device landing a little later than the rumored Q2 2013 release date.

Speculation on a Samsung Galaxy S4 appearing at CES 2013 is starting to mount significantly, with Samsung thought to be eager to show off their next-generation screen technology, which could comprise of a 5-inch 1080p OLED display which features 441 pixels per inch.

While consumers are now starting to see the stakes raised significantly in the PPI department, you may want to be reminded that HTC has already managed to release a device in the new 400+ ppi range, with the highly acclaimed Droid DNA smartphone, which features a 5-inch display and a resolution of 1080p.

Samsung could turn heads though if their Galaxy S4 really is OLED based, as consumers would see it as an upgrade worth having, with the new display easily trumping the Galaxy S3 with its ppi of just 306. It appears that the company is running into problems though, according to a new report published by Digitimes.

Potential problems reference an issue related to ‘evaporation process’, holding back Samsung’s aim to mass produce the new panels in time for a showing early next year at one of the two major trade expos – CES 2013 and or MWC 2013. Instead, consumers may face a wait until Samsung finds a solution to the problems, although if the OLED based display is confirmed to be true, consumers may not be worried about the delay if they really are getting a next-generation display which hasn’t been seen on the market yet.

The Droid DNA is winning a lot of praise for its vibrant display, but at the same time – a lot of negativity over the fact that it only ships with 16GB of internal memory and no MicroSD card slot. Samsung would obviously be aware of the criticism as well and could use it to their advantage by ensuring that the Galaxy S4 has adequate support for expanding memory to please conscious consumers.

Would it be a no brainer for you to pick up the Galaxy S4 if it has a 5-inch OLED display, with 16GB of internal memory and MicroSD support for a 64GB card? HTC has set the benchmark now with their on-market 440ppi display, so it is going to be great to see what other displays manufacturers can come up with in 2013 to compete.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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