The Chinese website DIGITIMES reports that they have received information from a source, stating that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will feature an 4.6 inch Super AMOLED Plus HD screen.
Here is what DIGITIMES has to say:
Sources in the supply chain said Samsung is likely to launch a 4.6 inch Galaxy S3 that has an increased pixel size of 319ppi in the second or third quarter of 2012, and will use the Super AMOLED HD Plus panel.
With an pixel density of 319ppi, it looks like Samsung has finally found a way to compete with the iPhone’s famous retina display which has a pixel density of 326ppi.
We already talked in detail about the Super AMOLED technology in this post, so if you are unsure what terms like “AMOLED” or “Plus HD” mean please have a look at that post!
Samsung’s current flagship device, when looking at the display, is the Galaxy Nexus, which has a 720p resolution and uses the Super AMOLED pentile technology. Changing from AMOLED pentile to AMOLED plus would increase the amount of subpixels used for every pixel, giving the Samsung Galaxy S3 a much clearer display than the Galaxy Nexus (which already has an amazing display!) currently has.
Is 1080p really worth it?
A lot of people are trilled about the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 display might have an 1080p resolution, but should they be? Of course an 1080p screen would look amazing, but on a 4.6″ screen is the quality difference between 1080p and 720p really noticeable?
And if it is, is it worth the extra processing power the display will need? Don’t forget that the amount of pixels on a 1080p display is 2.25 times as high as on a 720p screen. This will have an huge impact on the performance of the CPU/GPU and the battery. For example take the new iPad, lots of people say that performance is not that great compared to the previous version, thanks to the improved screen which requires more computer power.
Whether the Samsung Galaxy S3 will future an 720p display or an 1080p screen, we can’t wait to see it in action! What do you think, would you be disappointed if the Samsung Galaxy S3 featured “just” an 720p display?