A snapshot taken at CES 2013, reveals an evolution of the Samsung touch panels of the last couple of years. Still the most interesting unit in the list is the one that will be launched in 2013, a 4.99-inch FHD display, with a pixel density of 440 ppi. According to the rumors, this display might actually be the unit that will be fitted on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
We are talking about a full HD display that measures almost 5 inches diagonally, a touch panel that fits into the trend of the modern smartphones.
The new AMOLED display from Samsung brings 25% less battery consumption and new materials for the manufacturing process. It seems that the low power functioning mode will improve the battery life with a further 47%.
Samsung Galaxy S4 might ditch the PenTile display from the Galaxy S3, as the South Korea-based company will use an RGB matrix, like the one of the Galaxy Note 2.
At the same technology fair, Samsung also unveiled a new generation of processors, named Exynos 5 Octo. The chipset is based on four Cortex A15 cores, most likely clocked at 2.0 GHz, plus another four Cortex A7 cores that will handle the basic processing tasks. Even though Samsung didn’t announce the GPU of the new Exynos 5 Octo SoC, we might be talking about an octo-core Mali-T658 GPU.
As usual, Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with three internal storage options, 16, 32 and 64 GB, plus a microSD card slot. You should also expect a an upgrade for the camera, as the new Samsung flagship might come with a 13 megapixel sensor.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will probably come out of the box, packing Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and some new motion controls.