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For the last few years, it is not just processors and storage that have been indicators of the quality of a smartphones: screen resolution and sharpness has become just as much of a factor for consumers when purchasing a new device. According to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is bound to have a higher-resolution display than any other smartphone on the market, including the iPhone 5.

While Samsung has kept details on its next flagship smartphone tightly under wraps, it has been known for quite a while that the next Galaxy S will feature a super AMOLED display with the pixel density of 440 ppi, at the very least, which was thought to be the highest feasible on a 5-inch display. However, a new report is claiming that the Korean company might be looking at ditching the traditional side-by-side pixel layout for a new diamond hexagonal layout, allowing many more pixels to be crammed into a small space. This would be a great leap from the current Samsung Galaxy S III which features a 306 ppi screen and the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi.

In 2010, Apple introduced the iPhone 4, which, for the first time in a consumer product, crammed a high-resolution display on a smartphone. This addition has led consumers to expect higher-quality displays from their mobile devices, leading other smartphone makers to ship their new phones with high-resolution displays. Samsung has been very serious about this, investing time and money in a prototype of a high-resolution, bendable display that replaces the traditional glass layers with plastic. This prototype is also high-resolution and will definitely make its way into future Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.

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The Samsung Galaxy S line has been one of the most popular Android smartphones, capturing a sizable amount of market share. Since the beginning of the year, multiple reports have surfaced on what Samsung might have in store for the Galaxy S IV, which is expected to hit store shelves later this year. While the Korean company has been quite tight-lipped about its plans, a higher-resolution display is definitely a must, although there’s no telling whether the new pixel layout will make it into the Galaxy S IV or will wait until next year’s model.

(via TechCrunch)

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