KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung is promising that in two years time it will ship a smartphone with a 4K resolution display.
In a presentation at its Analyst Day event, where the firm admitted that its Touchwiz user interface is a bit rubbish, Samsung claimed that 4K smartphones will start to arrive on shelves in 2015. The firm said that in two years it will be able to squeeze Ultra HD 3840x2160 resolution into a smartphone display.
2015 is a long way off however, but the firm promised that it will ship a smartphone with a 2K display next year.
The firm said it has developed a 5.2in display with WQHD 2560x1440 resolution and a pixel density of 560ppi. It probably doesn't take a genius to work out what screen will probably appear the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Speaking of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the firm also said that its next generation flagship handset will ship with a 16MP camera, if not better. We also assume that the phone will ship with a 64-bit chip like the iPhone 5S, as Samsung has said that it's working on its own 64-bit chip, with plans to ditch the ARM chip it presently uses.
Along with the Galaxy S5, we can expect some more flexible phones from Samsung next year, succeeding this year's Galaxy Round.
However, those who want a truly bendy smartphone will have to wait until 2015. Samsung said at its Analyst Day that it plans to bring "fully foldable" screens to market in two years. µ
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