Samsung to start mass production of 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display this month

Samsung is ramping up production on the 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display that is rumored to be the centerpiece of the upcoming Galaxy S4. The display, which will be Samsung’s first Full HD AMOLED, has been in the news since late last year, making a brief appearance at CES. Now reports say it will reach mass production status by the end of this month.

Word from the front lines back in November claimed that hangups in the manufacturing process had forced a delay in producing the screen en masse. With displays reaching Samsung’s smartphone assembly lines in early March, the company will cutting it close to the GS4’s rumored early April availability.

The display in question will sport a pixel density of about 440ppi. In the future, Samsung is exploring options to create comparable pixel densities or higher in a smaller overall size.

[via SammyHub]

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TAGS: AMOLED , Samsung Galaxy S4 , Super AMOLED

  • DavidVarghese

    Well… That about confirms it.

  • Thomas

    *throws $$$$* :)

    • a)

      Make it rain!

    • nycplayboy78

      Throws even MOAR money at SAMMY!!!!


  • james ortiz

    s4 better not have the same screen as the s3

    • fahim5130

      LED is the future, but it does need refining

    • collin ferreira

      1080p vs 720p, so clearly different.

    • Mark Lipschitz

      I’m glad they are finally addressing the screens. The S3 and the Note 2’s screens are a epic fail. I just hope they finally figured out how to create a stable blue subpixel. I would love a amoled screen if it could reproduce accurate colors especially whites. It’s just sad that they are the Android leader, they manufacture their own hardware and both HTC and LG have better screens. If the screen is as good as the One X and the Nexus 4(but with amoled technology vs LCD) and it has that Octacore processor it will be a really nice phone. Please Sammy… get rid of the heinous home button, give us premium materials and lose that bezel. I don’t care if I am not due for an upgrade, I will buy one.

      • niuguy

        You kidding? The Note 2s screen is fantastic, imo.

        • Mark Lipschitz

          When you consider that one of the factors involved in a dispays clarity is pixel density then no I am not kidding. You can make a comparison to these other phones… New GS4 440ppi, Droid DNA 440ppi, iPhone 5 326ppi, Nexus 4 320ppi, GS3 306ppi, Note 2 267ppi, Original Droid released in 2009 266ppi. Not that ppi is everything but if the note 2 had more ppi it would be a lot clearer than it is.

          • niuguy

            Sure, i would say that’s the one thing that would make it a lot better but, to me, it’s still one of the best, for now!

          • Mark Lipschitz

            As long as you are enjoying it that is all thay matters

  • Jayshmay

    “smaller overall size”? Good! Enough with these monster smartphones, 4.3-4.5 inches is just enough!

    • Brandon Sutherland

      I kind of agree with you. I think that the general public would prefer that 4.3-4.5 inch screen but with a small bezel. However we do see lots of people (older people in particular) switching to things like the Galaxy Note 2 so they dont feel the need to buy a separate tablet.

  • lynyrd65


    • themuffinman75

      better not be

    • ben7337

      I heard rumors of some new subpixel matrix with hexagons and triangles, no joke. Even if it is as bad a pentile, I wouldn’t mind 720p on a GS3 at 4.8 inches is fine and I don’t see anything. 1080p at 5″ even if it is pentile will be more than any naked human eye can distinguish.

  • Fr0stTr0n

    Geee, I wonder what it could be for?

    • No_Nickname90

      The Galaxy Player. LoL!!