Samsung signals HD smartphones with supersize screens
Galaxy S II gets high-def treatment
Samsung had its hands full today, launching several phones, including this refreshed Galaxy S II with a large HD screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE - which was announced in Korean this morning - sports a 4.65in OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The handset is apparently the first with an OLED display to feature a higher pixel density than 300ppi, rocking in at 316 pixels per inch.
Other features include 16GB of storage, an 8Mp camera with 1080p video recording, NFC support and a large, 1850mAh battery.
The company has also launched a smaller version, the Galaxy S II LTE, which shares many of the features found on the aforementioned HD model, but downsizes the screen to a 4.5in, 480 x 800 display.
While LTE services may not be applicable in Blighty - well, not just yet, anyway - it's possible that we'll see the handsets head this way soon. Pricing and availability are unknown, though. ®
"a 4.65in OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720"
Does that come with a free magnifying glass?
I couldn't agree more. That sort of pixel density on a phone is utterly ludicrous...
And I will accept nothing less when it comes time to upgrade my current smartphone! If they build it, we will come.
Oh, it looks like...
Just about every other phone nowadays, how long before those pillocks at rotten fruit take umbrage at this because they didn't invent the format of mobile phones either?
Eh... No, she doesn't.
Resolution <> size
Why is it that when resolution increases people immediately assume that it will be unreadable? Print resolutions can be upwards of 1000dpi but it doesn't mean that all text is written with a single dot thickness. Increased resolution on screens is almost always a plus point IMHO: text becomes sharper, colours appear more solid, AND smaller text becomes more legible.
Paris because she looks better in HD.