Samsung to unveil 5-inch 1080p display for upcoming Galaxy S IV at CES 2013?

SamsungThe next generation of flagship smartphones looks set to come with 1080p displays in the 5-inch range. HTC kicked things off with the HTC J Butterfly and Verizon DROID DNA but it will not be alone for long. Sharp already offers such a model in Japan and more devices are on the way. According to Korea’s Asia Economics, Samsung could unveil a 4.99-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display at CES 2013, likely for its upcoming Galaxy S IV.

Samsung’s AMOLED display promises to be thinner and use less power while offering better contrast than similar LCD-based displays. It will offer a comparable pixel density of 441ppi (pixels per inch).

Mass production of the display could start in early 2013. The Google translation of the article is rough but suggests that the process is not without its challenges. If Samsung can work out the kinks, the display will make its way onto the Samsung Galaxy S IV which could be unveiled sometime in Q2 2013 (roughly a year after the Samsung Galaxy S III). Rumours (quickly denied by the company) earlier this fall have already suggested that Samsung could unveil its next Galasy S flagship as early as MWC 2013 with a 5-inch OLED display in tow.

Anyone up for a Samsung Galaxy S IV with 5-inch full HD display?

Read more: Asia Economics (in Korean) [Google translation] (Source: PhoneArena)