Samsung Galaxy S3 to have 4.6-inch display, report says

March 28, 2012

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    After a wild leak-fest (fake-leak-fest?) over the last weeks, it seems that the whole Samsung Galaxy S3 craziness has subdued for a while. For a while, that is.

    Anonymous manufacturing sources cited by Digitimes (who else) have confirmed today something that previous rumors have suggested several months ago. However, if Digitimes’ sources are to be trusted (the Taiwanese site has a mixed record when it comes to stuff like this), the rumor mill, while in the ballpark, was slightly off about the display size of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3.

    Previous reports indicated that the Galaxy S3 will have a 4.8-inch screen, although others pegged a 4.7-inch touchscreen. The new report, supposedly coming from someone inside Samsung’s AMOLED panel supply chain, claims that the Galaxy S3 will come with a 4.6-inch display. That would be just 0.3 inch larger, (7.62 mm) larger than the Galaxy S2, if you’re counting.

    Moreover, the same sources say that Galaxy S3 will use a Super AMOLED HD Plus panel, with a presumed pixel density of 319 ppi. That’s very close to the iPhone 4S’ 326ppi, albeit in a larger size and different form factor. Nevertheless, a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD Plus screen should provide sweet eye candy, no matter how you look at it.

    Although, this latest report brings little new knowledge about the Galaxy S3 (release date in Q2 or Q3 – gee, thanks for letting us know), it’s always good to receive confirmation on rumors that are often founded on nothing more than “anonymous sources”. But hey, this is an anonymous report too, so we still don’t know anything for sure.

    Digitimes’ report also informs us that Samsung is planning to upgrade the displays of its products across the board, with many models reaching an impressive 285ppi. The Taiwanese outlet also predicts AMOLED device sales to reach 90 million units this year, in spite of the relatively hefty price of AMOLED panels. Talking about prices, the cost of AMOLED displays is expected to drop in 2013-2014, as Chinese makers such as Tianma (whose products we showed you yesterday) and Visionox ramp up production.

    What do you think? Is 4.6-inch enough to satisfy your pixel hunger? Will the Galaxy S3 disappoint in this matter?

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    Comments

    • Qbancelli

      Yes and No

    • Steven Harrell

      Finally a decent screen size that isnt totally ridiculous. I personally love the size of the gs2 skyrocket and this would only be .1 inches bigger. hope this is real haha

    • Bohannon67

      Yes, this size would be perfect I think.Super AMOLED HD Plus gorgeousness on a 4.6″display, whats not to love?

    • laidbacksteve

      Not impressed at all.. was hoping for an edge to edge 4.8″ display giving a phone not much bigger than my s2. Will stick with my s2 for another 12 months or switch to htc.

      • Brianepatt85

        silly silly. If the phone will still have 1080p I’m glad its not 4.8. 4.6 means the ppi will be better! 4.6 is perfect. If ur deciding factor in buying a phone is .2 of a inch ur nuts.

        Ppi is simply ths most important thing when it comes to your phone display and this will have the best one ever when it comes sumer A screens. Waaaaaay better than the GS2. Can’t wait!

    • Amel Latic

      4.6 inch- phone – 4.7,8…..11.11 … note or TAB.

    • Guest

      4.6″ with 0.3″ wasted on buttons… that could EASILY fit right on the bottom of the device instead.

      Results = a standard 4.3″ screen like millions of people already have.

    • Rogerthat1945

      Gimme 3D waterproof; that said, VERY important to me is battery life. I also would like to see a Casio solar panel on it; and…..will…keep some ideas to myself..

    • Pangtc2050

      So much had been said on improvement on this and that of Galaxy S3. How about its battery life ? Any likely improvement ?

    • http://twitter.com/meganshare Megan

      This is a battle of phones. S3 will be a winner

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000915066772 Ridhi Shah

      whatts the cost ????

    • hawkeye2188

      No problem with 4.6 or 4.8, my current is 3.5 so when I get this phone it will be an upgrade either way.

    • http://www.shun2u.com shun2u

      Can’t wait for its release. It must be the best smart phone ever!!

    • Helenoftroy

      I have my Droid X! So either size is good for me! Either way it’s an upgrade since my phone is 4.3. But maybe a 4.7 would be cool. Is the picture quality better on a 4.6? Is there any difference? And ok I would love the 4.8 too! But is their a difference in the picture quality? I dont know!? SO help me?

    • http://www.samsungtelefoon.org/ Samsung telefoon

      Samsung is still staying vague when it comes to hard facts and release dates…..

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