Samsung Hints of Q1 2013 Release for Galaxy S4 via its AMOLED Roadmap
By Erik Pineda | January 15, 2013 3:14 PM EST
Samsung's Galaxy S4 is likely to come out within the first quarter of 2013, a new blog report said, which based the claim on the hints 'leaked' by Samsung during a side gathering in the recently-concluded Las Vegas CES.
According to AnandTech, Samsung recently showcased its smartphone with curved-display, still in concept stage, but one eye-catching presentation was a presentation that reportedly detailed the development of Super AMOLED screens that were deployed with Samsung's high-end Galaxy devices.
The AMOLED display roadmap reportedly charted the technology's launch timeline from 2010 to 2013, the latter plotting a Q1 introduction for an improved version of the mobile screen technology.
Note that AMOLED was prominently rolled out with Samsung's Galaxy S series smartphones and the Galaxy Note series, a device that combines the functions of a smartphone and a tablet, now called by tech experts as phablet.
In the roadmap, Samsung showed the various AMOLED flavours that were included on Galaxy smartphones, starting off with a WVGA rendition that was seen in Q2 2010 and Q1 2011. It is widely believed that this period covers the Galaxy S and other minor handsets that came out with 230ppi pixel densities.
The second step pointed to 225ppi devices that were labelled as qHD with screen size of 4.29-inch, improving from the first offering of 3.97 to 4.27 inches. This AMOLED was pushed out in second half of 2011.
Shown in the third step of the roadmap is the AMOLED version that Samsung has included with the latest Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, showing off HD screen sizes of 4.8-inch and 5.5-inch, fitting the two handsets with 310ppi that were launched successively second and third quarter last year.
The map finished off with a Full HD screen launch projection, scheduled between the months of January and March this year. The still unidentified handset on this AMOLED screen will sport pixel density of 440ppi to be hosted on a 4.99-inch screen.
Tracking the development that Samsung itself supplied, it is highly possible that the next AMOLED rendition will be accorded to the Galaxy S4, rumoured to debut anytime within the first half of 2013, and the Galaxy Note 3 after that.
It was also indicated, AnandTech said, that the new AMOLED technology will deliver battery savings of about 25 per cent, suggesting that the next batch of Galaxy smartphones will enjoy longer operation times.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Who Was Spared Death for Apostasy (PHOTOS)
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima Hold Solemn Reception Ceremony for Victims
- Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Allegedly Split: Mad Max Actor Cheats with Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough - Reports
- Transfer News: FC Barcelona Shockingly Sign Valencia Defender [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Malaysia Airlines Considers Changing Name After MH370 and MH17 Tragedies
- Fast Food Meat Scandal: McDonald’s Suspend Nuggets and McSpicy Chicken Filets
- Air New Zealand Flies Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
- Solution to Your Old Unwanted Phones Comes with MobileMuster Scheme
- IBM Named Leader in Worldwide Managed Security Services
- Apple iPhone 6 on Two Confirmed Release Dates, New Parts Leaked Suggesting Bigger iPhone to Come
- Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience
- Xiaomi Mi4 vs OnePlusOne vs Nexus 5: Mi4 is the ‘Perfect’ Phone
- Israeli Women Stripping Naked for IDF Soldiers
- HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update Roll Out, Introducing the HTC One Remix
- Shocking Video of Pedigree Dog Culling in Bali Emerges [Video]
- Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked with More Killer Features Ahead of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6