We’ve seen display technology develop extremely quickly in the last couple years, and Samsung has been at the forefront of this movement with their Super AMOLED displays. It is rumored that Samsung could be releasing a 1280×768 resolution, 4G LTE device in the second half of this year.
According to the testing device registration submitted by SK Telecom’s T Store Developer Center, the phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with a WXGA (1280X768) resolution display. This display resolution is the same HD format as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, which runs a widescreen, 16:10 aspect ratio. This resolution is also 1.6 times larger than WVGA (480 x 800), which is found on the Galaxy S II, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge.
Now some of you might be asking what all this hype is about, so let’s take a minute to crunch some numbers regarding how much display clarity can be achieved.
Assuming the phone’s display has the same 4.27 inch diagonal width as the Galaxy S II, it will have a PPI count of nearly 349. Bump the display up to the Infuse’s 4.5 inch size and it still clocks in at 332PPI, very impressive, especially in comparison to the iPhone 4’s 326PPI Retina Display, which is no slouch itself.
Based on Samsung new model number designation for its 4G LTE phones, SHV, we can glean some possible details for this upcoming phone:
SHV-E110S: WVGA (800 x 480) / Gingerbread 2.3.4 / MDM9200 + MSM8660 (?) / 800-megapixel camera
SHV-E120S: WXGA (1280 x 768) / Gingerbread 2.3.X / ???
It indicated that the CPU type is the Qualcomm MSM8250 which is a 1GHz single core but this is not necessarily to be trusted as the Galaxy S 2 was also supposed to run the MSM8250 chipset before its launch.
Recently, there there have been some rumors about a 5.3 inch Galaxy Q 4G LTE phone launching, which we cautiously predict could be the SHV- E120S. In that case, a 5.3 inch screen would reduce the device’s PPI to 282. We expect to receive more details come IFA 2011 in September.