Samsung leak could confirm the first QHD screens due in 2014

03/04/2014

Samsung Leak Could Confirm The First QHD Screens Due In 2014

Just days before the Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its global launch, a newly unearthed leak appears to show that the Korean company may be ready to trump itself already with a quad high definition (QHD) screen.

The Galaxy S5 is due to ship on April 11th worldwide, but according to a leak on GFXBench, the company might already be working on a new phone, or at least an upgraded version that improves the screen to a QHD version.

It would be the first time a QHD screen has been released on a smartphone, and the rumours of the new Samsung handset come just days after it was rumoured that Windows is working on a similar resolution on its own phones, and the leak adds further weight to the belief that the first QHD displays will debut at some point in 2014.

The QHD screen was seen on an unnamed device that was given the code SM-G906S and had most of its vital information hidden away. However, what is clear is that it packs a real punch in its display, with this packing a 2560 x 1440 resolution. 

If true, the new screen would certainly be a step up from the 1080 x 1920 display that is hosted on the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S5.

However, curiously, it looks as though the Korean manufacturer may be sacrificing overall power and performance in the handset in order to house the higher resolution display, with GFXBench scoring it slightly lower than the Samsung Galaxy S5 in its tests.

It is not yet apparent whether the newly leaked phone is a brand new device from Samsung, or if it is simply upgrading its upcoming flagship.

However, thanks to the differences in both screen quality and overall performance, TechRadar believes it is more than likely that it is a new handset altogether.

This week, Samsung has also moved to improve its offering in the lower end of the market, after it was rumoured that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will have some of the top features of its flagship sibling, including water resistance, which could encourage many to trade in their phones