public function meta_viewport() { return ‘width=device-width’; }
G4Games » Gadgets » Samsung Confirms AMOLED QHD Smartphone In The Works, UHD (4K) Devices On The Horizon

Samsung Confirms AMOLED QHD Smartphone In The Works, UHD (4K) Devices On The Horizon

by Mihai Matei on January 28, 2014


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 Confirms QHD Smartphone In The Works, UHD (4K) Devices On The Horizon

Samsung Confirms QHD Smartphone In The Works, UHD (4K) Devices On The Horizon

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.

Source

  • jaduncan

    “Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.” Artifically downrezed heaven? If you have a setup like that you should clearly be running a high-end gaming PC, or you’ll be choosing between emulating a low res TV or having Bayeux tapestry framerates.

  • PPXXX

    “Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.” lol They can barely run 1080p and you’re talking about them running UHD? Maybe the consoles two generations from now.

  • Niklas Ivarsson

    “Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.”

    Hello blurry picture.

  • Samuel Kessler

    >Xbox One
    >PS4
    >Match made in heaven
    ahahahahaha no.

  • Junoh315

    “Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.”

    You will not be able to reach that resolution with an Xbox One or PS4. Not even for videos and pictures as far as I know. For gaming, they can go up to 1080p natively. This means that there would be 16 pixels for the TV per native pixel displayed. It would look worse than stretching 480p over a 1080p display. Sony’s CEO, Shuhei Yoshida, has already announced that there will never be native 4K gaming on the PS4.

    You’d probably need a killer gaming PC to even play at 8K resolution like that. 8K resolution is four times as many displayed pixels as 4K so you’d probably need two Nvidia GTX Titans in order to play at that resolution with 30 frames per second. Possibly even more than that since the frames would dip at times. Maybe the GTX Titan Black Edition with 12 GBs of RAM will be better suited for such displays.

    They used four GTX Titans for 60 FPS in a 4K Surround setup(3x 4K). They stated that it was possible with only three but they wanted to make sure it had a solid frame rate.

  • Uzytkownik4321

    “Hook it up to your Xbox One or PS4, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.”

    Hahaha. Xbox One and PS4 are only capable of 1080p game, nothing beyond. What you need for this is a powerful PC.

  • Maxim Roncacé

    No, no no no no no. See, you’ve got it all wrong. The PS4 has a maximum resolution of 1080p, while the Xbox One has a maximum resolution of 720p (it’s upscaled to 1080p). Neither is capable of outputting at these resolutions; they’re not enough powerful to do so. It’ll just be upscaled to whatever the TV is capable of displaying.

  • Zachary Silk

    XboxOne can only reasonably go up to 720p or 900p, and PS4 can reasonably go up to 900p or 1080p. Hooking up one of these current gen systems to a 4Kp TV is not going to make them run at 4Kp, the screen will just stretch to whatever the system is running at.

    You can, however, hook up a similarly priced, mid-range HTPC or GamingPC to such a screen and use it at full 4Kp with a decent framerate of 30-60fps

  • grrr

    except PS4/Xbox One can hardly output 1080p

  • Jollygreengiant

    Ps4s and xbones can’t play games at any higher than 1080p natively, so buying such a good tv would be a waste. But add a sweet gaming rig, and that’s what I call a match made in heaven.

  • Fred Strong

    Why would you call hooking this up to a PS4 or Xbox One a “match made in heaven” when those platforms can only output up to 1080p?

Previous post:

Next post: