The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to be loaded with new features, with the most prominent rumor having the S4 using flexible OLED 1080p HD displays. This technology will likely also be featured with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. A Samsung representative explained to PC Advisor what this technology means for smartphone users:
“Foldable, rollable, wearable and more, [and] will allow for a high degree of durability through their use of a plastic substrate that is thinner, lighter and more flexible than… conventional LCD technology.”
The rumor also has the flexible displays providing for a tidy manufacturing savings for all display manufacturers. It is probably doubtful that Samsung and its competitors will lower the prices to compensate, so this means their smartphones, phablets, and tablets will be have a higher profit margin.
Samsung Galaxy S4 technical specifications rumors have been published by GSMArena, claiming the Android smartphone will feature a 4.99-inch full HD 1920×1080 resolution (1080p) Super AMOLED screen, a quad-core Cortex-A15 processor, and a 13 Megapixel camera. To put the processor into perceptive, it’s a quad-core version of the 5250 chipset that powers the Nexus 10 tablet.
The primary reason for having such a powerful process would be high definition video decoding playback. Otherwise, in practice the high speed processors of the newest smartphones tend to be almost overkill. Many apps shoot for a specification that is the lowest common denominator, ensuring that the majority of smartphone users can run their app. This writer has a smartphone with a dual-core processor. Even when playing 3D game apps the Android OS logs the second core as rarely utilized, with the core being shut off most of the time.
Several release date rumors for the Samsung Galaxy S4 have been published, but Samsung representatives have denied the veracity of all rumors so far using the Samsung Electronics’ official Korean twitter page @samsungtomorrow. The Korea Times reported that an official from the firm who asked not to be identified said, “Samsung is ready to unveil the next Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy S4, at early next year’s mobile world congress (MWC) in the Spanish city of Barcelona.”
Do you want the flexible displays for your future smartphone or tablet?