Just a day before the scheduled global release of Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, a report claimed Thursday that the company might use Ultra HD (UHD) Super AMOLED panels in the next version of its flagship Note series of smartphones, dubbed the “Galaxy Note 5.”
The UHD display with 2160 x 3840 pixel resolution is expected to go into production in August, followed by the device’s launch around this year’s IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin in September, Phone Arena reported.
According to the report, the regular Galaxy Note 5 model is expected to sport a 5.89-inch display while a dual edge variant of the handset could feature 5.78-inch curved display. The displays would return pixel density of exactly 748ppi and 762ppi, respectively -- the highest pixel densities ever featured on a phone.
The current Galaxy Note 4, which was released in October last year, features a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and 515ppi. The existing Galaxy Note Edge, on the other hand, sports a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels and 524ppi.
“We believe that the coming couple of quarters will be even better for Samsung,” Tarun Pathak, a senior analyst in India at Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Technology Market Research, said. “Galaxy S6/S6 Edge will help Samsung to win back market share in the premium smartphone segment.”
The Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge, will be released in 20 countries, including South Korea, Germany, India, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. on Friday.