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Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels


To be joined by foldable displays in 2016

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Galaxy Note 3 (verge stock)
Galaxy Note 3 (verge stock)

It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of 560ppi AMOLED panels for phones. Combine that with the 1440p resolution and you get a 5.2-inch handset — the same dimensions as on LG's 1080p G2, but with 78 percent more pixels. And if that's not enough, we're told to look forward to 4K resolutions — also known as Ultra HD or 3840 x 2160 — in 2015.


Other interesting tidbits emerging from Samsung's presentation include a note that the company has shipped over 100 million units of its Galaxy S and Note handsets during 2013, plus a forecast that wearable and flexible devices will be the next big category of disruptive technology. Samsung's already entered that market with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, but it has foldable displays on its mind for 2015 or, more realistically, 2016. Those would certainly provide more versatility and variety in terms of the sort of devices Samsung will be able to build.


Custom ARM chips and 16-megapixel phone cameras are also on the horizon

Finally, Samsung also disclosed its plans for a new 16-megapixel smartphone camera sensor in 2014, while reiterating its plans to build new 64-bit ARM chips and noting that it intends to develop its own customized 64-bit core. That would give it parity with Apple, which is already custom-designing its own ARM processor for mobile devices.