Here’s a photo of Samsung’s 4.99 inch 1080p AMOLED panel for the Galaxy S4

January 14, 2013
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Just about every phone unveiled at CES last week had one thing in common: 1080p. Whether we’re talking about Sony’s new Xperia Z/ZL, Huawei’s D2, or ZTE’s Grand S, this is the year where you’re not allowed to call your phone a flagship device if it doesn’t have a 1080p screen. Many of you, and many of us here at Android Authority, desperately want a 1080p phone, but there’s a giant elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. Samsung. It doesn’t matter how many 1080p phones get announced, unless it’s a Samsung, then we have a hard time paying attention.

Can Samsung make a 1080p phone? According to the photo above, the answer is most definitely yes. What you’re seeing is a 4.99 inch 1080p AMOLED panel that was photographed by Brian Klug from AnandTech. Why have other press outlets failed to get a picture of this panel? We’ll never truly know the answer to that, but thankfully we now have confirmation that Samsung has done the impossible and managed to get AMOLED to hit an insane 440 pixels per inch.

So when will Samsung announce the new Galaxy? Some sites say next month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but we have a hard time believing that. Samsung is so big at this point that they could announce an event tomorrow and practically everyone working in the technology industry would hop on the next plane to whatever country Samsung wants them to visit. But to answer the question, we expect there to be a Samsung event in April.

What’s the Galaxy S4 going to have? The 1080p panel you see above, the Exynos 5 Octa that was announced last week, and as for the rest … we have absolutely no idea. Samsung has done an amazing job preventing leaks, which makes our jobs harder, but at the same time we’re kind of happy. It’s boring to go to a keynote when you already know about everything that’s going to be announced.

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