October 23, 2012 10:19am
Samsung will almost certainly follow suit in bringing 1080p screens to smartphones in the first half of 2013. According to SamMobile, Samsung Display has already started prototype production in one of its manufacturing facilities, and aims to bring it to market as soon as possible, perhaps for the debut of the Galaxy S IV.
HTC and Sony have already shown off their 1080p wares, officially or otherwise, and LG is slated to introduce 108o True IPS displays in the coming months. Indeed, it seems that Samsung may be last to this party, but we have no doubt that they will emerge with a bang. Whether it’s more difficult to make 1080p displays using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology — or if they’re just ironing out the kinks — remains to be seen, but it will be interesting to see whether they can manage to bring the resolution to devices under five inches in size.
It’s been a constant consideration of mine where Samsung will go after the Galaxy S III. Making the screen size bigger will introduce it to phablet territory, and could disrupt sales of its lucrative Galaxy Note line. It’s possible that Samsung will increase the phone to five inches in size but downsize the bezel around the screen, keeping it roughly the same size as it is currently.
What do you think of this impending 1080p revolution?