Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch display could boast a super sharp 2K resolution


Samsung has made the Galaxy Note’s display slightly bigger — 0.2 inches bigger, to be exact — every year, but at some point, that has to stop. If it doesn’t, the device ends up stepping into Galaxy Mega territory, and Samsung could begin to drive away Galaxy Note fans who are happy with its existing size.

If you’re one of those users, here’s a bit of good news: A source familiar with Samsung’s plans claims that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a 5.7-inch display just like its predecessor, but it will be treated to a super-duper sharp 2K upgrade.

We’ve been contacted by our source once again, who sent us a table detailing the upcoming Samsung phones and tablets,” GSMArena reports. On that list is the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 Prime, the Galaxy S5 mini, and the Galaxy Note 4.

We already expected the Galaxy S5 Prime to get a QHD (1440×2560) display, and it appears the Galaxy Note 4 — codenamed “Muscat” internally — will get the same treatment. The list indicates, however, that the size of the Galaxy Note 4’s display will remain the same this year.

If that is indeed the case, the Galaxy Note 4 could boast 515 pixels-per-inch, which is just needlessly sharp. The human eye cannot see individual pixels in a 1080p smartphone display, so the incoming era of the 2K smartphone seems kind of pointless — at least to me.

The Galaxy S5 Prime’s 2K display will have even more pixels-per-inch — 565 — because it’ll be 0.5 inches smaller, according to the list. The Galaxy S5 mini will have a 720p display, which still isn’t bad, and a definite improvement over the Galaxy S4 mini’s disappointing 540×960 panel.

These specifications cannot be confirmed at this time, however. There’s no guarantee this list is accurate until these devices are announced by Samsung, and in the case of the Galaxy Note 4, that could be at least four months away at this point. If the Galaxy S5 Prime does wind up with a 2K display, though, you can be sure the Galaxy Note 4 will, too.