We’re nearing the end of January, which means that the Mobile World Congress is closing in and numerous smartphone manufacturers are preparing their next high-end devices for the show. Gadget enthusiasts around the world are keeping an eye on Samsung, and if not, then they should. The Korean giant is currently the leading Android smartphone manufacturer, and the highly anticipated Galaxy S5 is most likely going to wow us with its new features and powerful hardware.
Yesterday, during the Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap Seminar 2014, held by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Samsung confirmed that it’s working on an AMOLED QHD smartphone. But that’s not all … the manufacturer also announced that it’s already working on something even more impressive. More after the break.
Samsung Confirm QHD Smartphone, UHD Devices to Follow
According to the Korean media, during the Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap Seminar, Samsung revealed that it has an AMOLED QHD (2560 x 1440) smartphone display in the works. Nothing too surprising, and whether or not this panel will make its debut on the Galaxy S5 remains to be seen. What’s more interesting perhaps, is the fact that Samsung has also revealed its plans on launching AMOLED UHD (3480 x 2160) smartphones in the future. On a 5 inch display, this resolution would result in a mind-boggling pixel density of roughly 820 pixels per inch.
Nevertheless, UHD panels are still a long way from being launched, so for now, let’s just focus our attention on QHD. After all, we haven’t even been able to fully enjoy 2K resolutions on high end smartphones, let alone whatever comes after “next-gen” panels. Either way, it’s still very interesting to take a sneak peek in Samsung’s backyard, and into the future of the mobile industry.
In addition to these mobile-related announcements, Samsung also revealed its plans on releasing AMOLED TVs that boast UHD SHD resolutions (7680 x 4320). Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.