Expect significant upgrades in smartphone screen technology this year with ‘Quantum Dot’ LCD’s

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It’s no secret that most smartphone enthusiasts expect a bump in smartphone resolution and quality for this year’s flagships. With 1080p screens now the “norm” for today’s high-end devices, we eagerly look forward to what’s next. Thanks to the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet last year, we have an idea of what to expect as the tablet contains the new “Quantum Dots” LCD technology. “Quantum Dots directly convert the light from Blue LEDs into highly saturated narrow band primary colors for LCDs,” which in turn produces highly saturated primary colors that are similar to those produced by OLED displays found on the Galaxy S line.

With the screens I’ve seen thus far on the LG G2, Nexus 5 and even the year old HTC One, it’s hard to imagine an even better screen as those already look more than adequate to me. How important is screen technology and quality for your smartphone? Where does it rank on your importance of your device? Let us know in the comment section! Also, check out the source link for a more detailed explanation of what to expect with Quantum Dot displays.

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Images and specs of Oppo Find 7 leak

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The upcoming Oppo Find 7 will definitely be up there in the specs department, and a recent leak shows as much. The device was already confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 (2K) display, as well as 4G LTE connectivity. An earlier leak also showed off the device’s steel frame.

Now, we’re getting to see the phone’s screen compared against the size of a 100 Yuan bill and a can of Pepsi. The size is exactly 152.76 x 75.22mm.

The front of the device should be big enough to fit a front camera, as well as a speaker and proximity sensors. New information suggesting that the phone will have 3GB RAM and either a Snapdragon 800/805 processor has appeared as well.

Via: GizChina
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Samsung shows the timeline of mobile phone screens in latest infographic

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The screen is one of the most important parts of a phone, and that’s especially true for the larger smartphones we’ve become accustomed to. Samsung knows that, and they generally put some of the industry’s best screens in their high-end devices.

Today, they’ve released an infographic detailing the screens on Samsung mobile phones dating all the way back to their first analog phone, up to their latest Galaxy Note 3. It’s a pretty cool graph that shows when color was introduced to mobile phone screens, when Samsung first introduced a touch screen, and a few other interesting bits of information.

You can check out the infographic below. Maybe this is Samsung’s way of building up hype about the different aspects of their inevitable Galaxy S 5?

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Samsung commences production of 5.25-inch displays for Galaxy S 5

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Reports from Korean web side DDaily indicate Samsung has commenced production of their new 5.25-inch AMOLED displays to be used in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. The screen is expected to be a 2560×1440 2K display. Similar to the technology used for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the new display uses a diamond pixel arrangement. Each of the red and blue pixels is shaped like a diamond, with normal green pixels interleaved throughout, which is supposed to increase sharpness and pixel density. For the size and resolution, the Galaxy S5 screen will be running at 560 ppi.

The Galaxy S5 is expected to also come equipped with 3GB of RAM, a 16MP camera and will have Android KitKat 4.4 installed. Like other Samsung devices, the processor will likely vary by market with Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 805 and 64-bit Exynos processors all believed to be candidates.

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LG G Flex 2 to come in 2014, could bend fully to 90 degrees

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The first two “flexible” display devices on the market were really just to show off new technology— they have been more marketing-based than actually usable and interesting.

However, this doesn’t mean that the future of curved displays will be dull as well.

According to new rumors, LG’s G Flex 2 may have a display that can bend up to a full 90 degrees. This means that device will be nearly indestructible (from normal use), and it could be the first fully functional touch-screen clamshell device. If the display is possible, we’re sure manufacturers will be able to build a nice form factor around it to make it all come together.

The device will hit the market at some point in 2014, and you can bet LG will aim to have it hit stores before Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy Round is released.

Via: PhoneArena
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Samsung preparing to produce 560 ppi displays in 2014 smartphones, Galaxy S5

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Just as the competition to manufacture the best television display was booming just a few years ago, the same is now happening with smartphones. Samsung is reportedly planning to release phones next year that have a pixel density as high as 560 ppi on screen sizes as low as 5-inches. That’s 2560 x 1440 resolution.

The AMOLED panels may first show up on the Galaxy S5. Samsung Display CEO Kinam Kim confirmed the rumors, and it wouldn’t be wild to guess that this resolution will come to tablets soon enough as well.

Sure, you might argue that that’s way too small for the human eye to tell the difference, but the numbers will be where it’s all at.

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Samsung’s upcoming device with three-sided display to be part of Galaxy line, says Bloomberg

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As we reported yesterday, Samsung is planning on manufacturing a new device with a three-sided display. Today, Bloomberg said that this device would be part of Samsung’s Galaxy line, and it would feature a flexible display.

These reports come right after plans for a possible Samsung version of Google Glass have been outed, as well as the release of the first version of Galaxy Gear.

Innovative products are nothing new for Samsung, but this will certainly bring something very different.

Japan Display announces 5.4-inch 543ppi screen for smartphones

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After announcing a new 4K capable screen that could be used in a large tablet, Japan Display Inc. is back with another announcement from the FPD International 2013 event in Japan. This time, JDI announces a new 5.4-inch TFT LCD panel running at 1440×2560 resolution, giving it a resolution density of 543 pixels per inch. JDI says they have optimized power consumption and the physical size so it could be used in a smartphone. Since Sony is one of the partners in JDI, don’t be surprised to see one of their devices as the first to incorporate this new screen.

Along with the 5.4-inch size, JDI also introduced a 6.2-inch version capable of running at the same resolution. Due to the larger size, the pixels per inch figure drops to 473ppi, which is still quite impressive.

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Japan Display takes screen resolution to new level with 12.1-inch 4K display

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A cooperative effort between Japanese companies Sony Mobile Display, Toshiba Mobile Display, and Hitachi Displays, collectively known as Japan Display Inc., has announced their success in producing a 4K resolution screen (3840×2160) in a 12.1-inch form factor. The screen uses TFT LCD technology to produce a 365 pixels per inch picture. According to JDI, they have also managed to control heat and power usage for the display and kept it thin enough so that it could actually be deployed as part of a consumer device such as a notebook computer or a tablet device. The product is being shown at the FPD International 2013 event in Japan this week.

Many people have expressed skepticism at the need for 4K resolutions on anything smaller than a large television, but it seems manufacturers are continuing to work on producing screens capable of this resolution in a mobile device. Do you think the market will reach the point where 4K capable devices are the standard?

source: Japan Display Inc.
via: Engadget