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[Rumor] SGS3 may have 4.6" Super AMOLED Plus HD display with 319ppi pixel density

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    Another day, another Samsung Galaxy SIII rumor... Today's info suggests that we now have more concrete information regarding the screen on Samsung's next flagship phone. Supposedly, the folks at DigiTimes got word from somewhere within the Samsung supply chain that the new screen for the SGS3 will be a 4.6" Super AMOLED Plus HD display and feature a 319ppi pixel density. Additionally, the "Plus" in the name indicates a regular RGB matrix, not the typical PenTile arrangement Samsung has used in its past high-res AMOLED displays. Here's a quote from the DigiTimes:

    With these specs, we could finally see a smartphone screen that surpasses that of the Retina display on the iPhone. If this rumor turns out to be accurate, this will be just one more very good reason to snag the SGS3. Who wants one now?

    Source: Android.net via DigiTimes
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    Every bit of info is useless to me unless one says its coming to Verizon.
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    if it comes to VZW ( which i doubt it will) i want .. otherwise just another phone I cannot have ..
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    I wanted one before this post. This just makes it more appealing. I have a GNex, so I probably won't actually get one. Unless the rest of the phone specs are absolutely mind-boggling, I can't justify purchasing a phone out of contract this soon.
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    Sounds great but so is my GNex which I will have till my contract comes up for renewal. Plus I'll get better software upgrades than I would with other phones including the Galaxy SIII likely.
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    If it doesn't come to VZW there's no way I'm giving up my unlimited 4G data and switching carriers to get it.
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    Come now, everyone knows these days unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. When they throttle slower than 3G speeds, its useless.
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    Unless this phone has a 6 core intel processor and a NVIDIA GTX680 then im not even touching it. My guess with a screen size of 4.6" is that it will be possible.
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    4.6 is too damn big! I'd probably get one, i just wish the manufacturers were going the opposite way in screen size. The only way to get a 4 inch device is to live with lower specs and zero dev support
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    You're right. I should just go ahead and pay the same amount for 2GB per month.
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    come on vzw...please have this.
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    it looks like the screen will go right to the edge of the case. I don't think the phone will be any bigger than the nexus. I do also wish they would go 4" though
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    i highly doubt that if a phone like the sgsIII came to verizon that it wouldnt have 4g and verizon doesnt throttle 4g (yet)
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    Gawd, could you imaging the battery life on that or the car battery sized pack you'd have to carry around to get anything decent out of it? Welcome back bag phones. We missed you. lol.
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    If samsung can't promise two years of update then it will better for most users to either learn to root or get galaxy nexus for android 5.0 Os or better. Then I'm happy with my 4 inch samsung stratosphere.

    To be honest I think 4 inches is to big. I like the original droid 3.7 inch not 4.6 or 4.5 inch devices. Their to huge in my opinion.

    Samsung galaxy s3 will probably be from 4.8 inches to 5.
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    the D1 was still bulky and had a fairly big bezel. A 4" screen on a GS3 type phone (basiclly bezel-less, and physical button less) would likely be the same size or smaller than a D1. And definitely much thinner
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    The GFX hardware needs to be quite powerful if this device is to have full 1080 resolution...and pushing all those glorious pixels during use is going to burn battery.....especially on 4.X inches of screen real estate.

    I don't believe current battery technology will allow for a 1080 phone display of 4+ inches...it would simply drain power too fast.

    But that's just speculation, as is 1080..quad-core..4.6 inch...yada yada.
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    Isn't 1080p kinda silly to have on a phone? I thought you aren't even supposed to be able to tell between 720 and 1080 unless you have a decent size hdtv? It would be a waste of battery and cpu/gpu
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    If the pixel density is 319, its not gonna be 1080p... it will be a 720p screen. The Gnex is a 4.65" screen and sports 316 pixel density and is 720p. Subtract that 0.05" off the screen to get 4.6" and I am sure you'd see the pixel density go to 319....

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    The pixel density is a rumor, like previous 1080 rumors.

    I was round'a‘bout stating the display will likely be 720 to put previous 1080 claims to rest.

    Personally I would love to see 1920x1080 on a phone display, would make reading and displaying large images a more pleasurable experience.

    Only during video playback would 720 vs 1080 be difficult to distinguish, for general use the differences would be easily seen.

    I am interested in the SIII build materials as much as internals, I'm wondering if we will see a magnesium unibody frame with ceramic case...I certainly hope so.