Samsung is reportedly working on two new pixel layouts for its AMOLED displays, one of which could potentially debut in its next flagship effort the Galaxy S4, rumours suggest.
According to a Digitimes report citing the usual “industry sources”, Samsung Display is developing a hexagon and a diamond shaped pixel layout for panels used in its smaller devices, namely smartphones, to bump up the pixel density above an already staggering 440ppi (that’s more than a 100 higher than the iPhone’s Retina display).
Apparently, achieving this is proving more difficult than expected using the conventional side-by-side layout, an obstacle Sammy is keen to overcome amid the imminent arrival of rivals’ handsets promising an eye-popping 441ppi.
The new layouts are likely being produced using a so-called ‘laser-induced thermal imaging (LITI)’ process, which the tipsters claim will ensure the Galaxy S4 boasts “one of the highest resolution displays on the market”.
This tallies neatly with a welter of leaks and speculation that the Galaxy S4 will feature an even bigger, 4.99-inch display with a full 1080p HD resolution.
Also mooted to be on board is an eight-core Exynos 5 series processor, a 13-megapixel camera and a new wireless charging technology that’ll allow the handset to be charged from up to two meters from the dock.
Samsung is said to be planning a press event on March 22nd “at Apple’s doorstep” to announce the Galaxy S4, with a launch expected to happen on 16th week of the year – which is April 15th.