A few days back, we checked in with a rumor concerning plans for a future Samsung flagship, looking at what sources were saying about the hardware that might go into the Galaxy S6. Now we’ve got another upcoming top-tier Samsung handset on our mind, as some very early rumors discuss what the Galaxy Note 5 might do to put even 2K resolution screens to shame.
Let’s start with what Samsung itself has confirmed: we know the company has been working on UHD “4K” displays for mobile devices, offering resolutions up at 3840 x 2160. These are on track for production sometime next year.
This rumor takes that a step further and claims that Samsung intends to produce a 5.9-inch screen with that 4K resolution, and that it will get mass fabrication started in August.
While the source doesn’t outright claim that Samsung would use this panel in the Note 5, the timing is pretty hard to ignore, with us used to new Galaxy Note models debuting at IFA in early September. And while that 5.9-inch size would represent a growth spurt for a model that’s gotten comfortable at 5.7 inches, it’s not such a leap that it sounds unreasonable.
This info is all far from confirmed, and only stems from a single source, but it sure makes for an interesting theory. We’ll be keeping on the lookout for new evidence as we move into 2015, but fair warning all the same: the days of 4K smartphones could be arriving sooner than you might think.