Posted by Michael Nace under Uncategorized on Sunday Apr 14, 2013
A refreshed iPhone 5S this year will most likely be thin on hardware upgrades, but an easy, consistent assumption that Apple will bump up the processor to the A7 chip. However, recent reports suggest that the A7 chip may be slated for the iPhone 6 in 2014. Read More
Rumor has it that Samsung might bump up the GS4 to a 5-inch AMOLED screen. Will Apple counter that move in 2014 with an even larger screen for the iPhone 6?
More than the metal back, A6 processor, or slim design, the hallmark feature upgrade on the iPhone 5 is the elongated screen. After bucking the trend of expanding the screen size of the iPhone for years, Apple finally answered the call for a larger-screened iPhone. However, with their stretched aspect ratio, they did it in a way that differentiates the iPhone 5 from any other smartphone on the market today.
In spite of the fact that the iPhone 5 is on track to become the most popular and best-selling smartphone ever, it doesn’t appear that their competitors are looking to copy the design (either because they don’t want to seem pastiche, or because they don’t want to draw further fire from Cupertino’s legal department). Instead, top competitor Samsung appears to be looking to deploy new screen dimensions and technologies in 2013, which could make their way onto the GS4.
According to Droid-Life:
” . . . details are beginning to emerge on Samsung’s plans to produce a 1080p HD Super AMOLED display for use in future devices. According to sources, the displays that could see mass production in Q1 of 2013, are 4.99″ with a whopping 441ppi – much like the recent DROID DNA that has 440ppi. As for exactly when we could see Samsung show these off, sources lead that we could see the technology on display at the 2013 CES, which is just a couple of months away.”
Because of the release timeframe for the new AMOLED display, tech pundits are projecting that Samsung will actually install this new 5-inch display on the GS4, giving the Korean-based consumer electronics giant two top-tier mobile gadgets — the GS4 and Note — that traverse the 5-inch mark in screen dimensions.
If Samsung makes this move, can we expect Apple to revisit the screen size of the iPhone 6? Read More