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Samsung Galaxy S5 may feature 2K 'Quad HD' display


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Specifications for a mysterious new Samsung smartphone appear to hint at 2K or Quad HD display technology for the manufacturer’s next flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The aforementioned specs for the so-called Samsung SM-G900S recently appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking website.

They revealed a device with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and running on the very latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat.

But the really interesting thing to note is the display, which was a 5.5-inch example with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. This resolution is also known as 2K or, in the case of the LG display that was announced back in August, Quad HD.

LG’s reveal of the world’s first 'Quad HD' display for smartphones was referred to as such because it offers four times the number of pixels of a standard 720p display.

Back to the mystery Samsung device, and there’s a bit of debate as to its identification. There’s a chance that we’re seeing an early version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but there are a few clues that suggest it’s the follow-up to a rather more recent effort from the South Korean giant.

The code name Samsung SM-G900S is very similar to the SM-G910S, which was that of the Samsung Galaxy Round (pictured). Could this actually be the next bendy-screened smartphone to emerge from Samsung HQ?

Considering the rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a brand new 64-bit processor to match the iPhone 5S, that’s certainly a possibility. The aforementioned Snapdragon 800 may be fast, but it’s 'only' a 32-bit chip.

Regardless, we could well soon be seeing 2K displays becoming the norm as we move into 2014.

Read More: What is 4K TV?

Via: PC Advisor


December 5, 2013, 1:30 pm

That resolution is NOT 2K (2048 × 1080) and NOT Quad HD (3840×2160).


December 5, 2013, 1:39 pm

The term 'HD' is applied to both 1280x720 and 1920x1080 resolutions...



December 5, 2013, 3:54 pm

As per article, 2560x1440 is referred to Quad HD because it's four lots of 720p screens. 3840x2160 is referred to as 4K. There's a lot of confusing about this, especially on websites but as long as you get the actual resolution then everyone should be ok.


December 5, 2013, 6:05 pm

There's nothing confusing really, marketing tries to bullshit people and the flock of mindless web "journalists" never wastes a chance to copy-paste wrong information.


December 5, 2013, 6:45 pm

What the point of having a 2560x1440 display on a 5,2" smartphone ? It's great on a 10" tablet but honestly, who will notice the difference with a 1080p display ? With this size (5,2") and resolution (2560x1440), no human eye is capable of seeing the difference.


December 5, 2013, 7:03 pm

Quad HD has been out years. Well before 4k Ultra HD was announced. I had a 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor in 2008.

Person chap

December 5, 2013, 11:44 pm

It will sell by the bucket load because people don't realise how much money they are really spending on their phone contract. Try selling that as a ~£600 upfront purchase and people would think twice.

It's a lot of money on a device which is more likely to get stolen than anything else you own.


December 6, 2013, 10:02 am

I'd much rather have increased battery life than stupid high resolutions.


December 6, 2013, 1:59 pm

Pointless on such a small screen. Requires more power to run. Wish they'd increase the res on monitors and tvs as quickly.


December 7, 2013, 1:00 am

Even 1080p is wasted on phones, why have 'Quad-HD' when 'Full HD' isn't discriminable from 720p on phone sized screens?


December 7, 2013, 3:57 pm

You've missed the point entirely.

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