Report Claims Samsung Has Problems With Producing 441ppi Panels
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is already in the rumor mill (actually for quite some time) and one of the most recent reports claimed that the South Korean phone maker was planning on featuring a new, five-inch, full HD resolution display on the upcoming flagship. This would bump the resolution to 441ppi, matching the one on the Verizon HTC Droid DNA.
However, according to sources cited in this report, Samsung Display can’t deliver these high-density panels due to the lack of high-end technology necessary to produce them. Said panel would have a diagonal of 4.99 inches but the manufacturer does allegedly not have the necessary tech for mass production because of “its evaporation process technology”. The report also claims that despite Samsung Display seeking a more advanced LITI technology from 3M, Samsung Electronics might not be able to release the gadget in the timeframe planned.
Of course, these are all to be filed under the “R” category. Starting 2012 Samsung has decided to go the “Apple” way and has moved its Galaxy S III unveiling from a late February show (MWC) to a special, self-hosted event at the beginning of May. Despite recent rumors of a possible CES 2013 or MWC 2013 unveiling, Samsung might stick to its yearly release cycle and introduce the next Galaxy S phone in Q2, at a special Unpacked event, following the trend set for the S III.