By Stephen Schenck | March 8, 2013 12:20 PM
As Samsung’s first 1080p smartphone, so many of the rumors surrounding the Galaxy S IV have concerned themselves with the handset’s display. We’ve heard both that it might be an AMOLED or LCD component, as well as about the possibility for some enhanced touch sensitivity. We return to both of those today, as we move into the last week before the phone’s launch with updates on display rumors.
Once again, we’re back to the idea that the GS4 will use an AMOLED screen, though not just any AMOLED panel. Supposedly, the display will use new green PHOLED technology, which uses phosphorescence instead of fluorescence to increase power efficiency.
We also return to talking about “floating touch” technology, allowing the screen to detect fingertips before they even make contact with the glass. We didn’t see any sign of this feature in some of the recently-leaked screenshots, so we’ve been curious if it had managed to stick around. Reportedly, it will indeed be present, allowing for hover events.
Additionally, the source behind this info supports the idea that the GS4 will run an Exynos 5 Octa SoC, but also warns that there have been multiple GS4 prototypes, so it’s still difficult to tell what will actually end up in the finished product.