Samsung Galaxy S4 may boast "unbreakable" OLED display

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 handset is one of the most popular smartphones on the market.

The Android-powered device boasts a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels), an 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, NFC tech and Wi-Fi Channel Bonding (doubles Wi-Fi bandwidth).

Clearly, the bar is set quite high for Samsung's Galaxy S4, which according to Phandroid, may feature an "unbreakable" OLED display manufactured from plastics rather than glass. Indeed, the 4.99-inch display is expected to be Samsung's first handset at 1080p, with a pixel density of 441 ppi.

Additional specs are rumored to include an advanced 13-megapixel rear camera capable of snapping pictures at 4208 x 3120 pixels, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with built-in Skype, 4G LTE, Android Jelly Bean (4.2), 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core Exynos 5450 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz.

Meanwhile, analyst Nicolas Gaudois says he believes the Galaxy S4 may launch earlier than previous Galaxy handsets, which Samsung traditionally debuts around May or June.

According to Gaudois, an accelerated schedule may mean an April roll out for the S4, while Stanford Bernstein analyst Mark Newman thinks foldable OLED displays may find their way into smartphones closer to 2014.

If you don't feel like waiting for the Galaxy S4, you can check out the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Mini.

The Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch display, quad-core processor and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The GS3 Mini runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is loaded with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch WVGA (800x480) SuperAMOLED display and a 5MP rear camera, along with 8 or 16GB of internal storage and microSD support.

Additional specs? 1GB RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity and gyro sensors and microSD storage up to 32GB.