Samsung analyst event slides tease plans for super high-resolution displaysAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Most people would probably elicit a yawn upon hearing the words "analyst day," but it turns out that some analyst events can actually be sources of exciting mobile information. One such example is Samsung's recent Analyst Day in South Korea, at which the company detailed some of its processor and display-related plans for the next couple of years.
First up, slides from the analyst day show that Samsung plans to begin using 560ppi AMOLED displays sometime in 2014, while a second slide mentions screens with a resolution of 2560x1440 are in the works for next year. A 560ppi screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 works out to be around 5.24 inches in size. Samsung's not planning on stopping there, though, as the slides also show that 2015 could bring with it displays that sport a resolution of 3840x2160.
Super high-res displays aren't the only screen tech that Samsung's interested in, though, as the South Korean company also touted its flexible display patent portfolio during its analyst day. The firm claims that it's got the largest AMOLED and flexible screen patent portfolio in the world, with one-third of all patents being owned by Samsung.
Finally, the slides from Samsung's event reveal that the firm is working on its own processor core technology, similar to Qualcomm and Apple. Samsung currently licenses its processors from ARM and uses some of them in its Exynos systems on a chip, but in the future it intends to create its own 64-bit CPU cores. The first step in Samsung's plan involves creating 64-bit CPUs using ARM's core, and then eventually the company will move to 64-bit CPUs that use its own core.
While there aren't any earth-shattering surprises to be found in the slides from Samsung's analyst day, the documents do give us a nice peek at some of the mobile tech that Samsung will be focusing its efforts on in the coming years. It's kind of crazy to think that smartphones with 2560x1440 displays could be coming in 2014, and even though some folks may question the need for such high-res screens, that likely won't stop companies from putting them out in an attempt to out-spec other firms.