Last week we got our first Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor with any meat on the bone, a report that stated the Korean manufacturer’s display division had developed a 5-inch AMOLED display with a full 1080p HD resolution. Reports now state that Samsung doesn’t possess adequate technology to mass-produce the 441 ppi display, an issue that could lead to a shift in plans to launch the next member of the Galaxy S family.
We likely will still see the screen tech shown off at CES 2013 as initially reported with the Galaxy S4 debuting later in the year. Following Samsung’s recent trend, most expect a launch sometime around May. However, Samsung is working to outfit their manufacturing lines with new 3M tech that would aid in the production of the 1080p display on a mass scale, but issues persist.
How, exactly, the outlook for the Galaxy S4 will change is anybody’s guess, but it’s hard to imagine Samsung abandoning plans to go with the new display in their flagship device, especially with devices like the HTC Droid DNA already on the market. Until we have hard details on the new phone, though, all is conjecture at this point.