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Galaxy Note 5 said to ditch Quad HD for UHD display

by Jacob Kleinman | April 9, 2015April 9, 2015 7:00 am PDT

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 packs an almost excessive 1440 x 2560-pixel display, but the company’s next flagship phone could take things even further. A new report from PhoneArena claims the Galaxy Note 5 will feature an Ultra HD display with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels.

Specifically, the Galaxy Note 5 may pack a 5.89-inch UHD screen, giving it an insanely high 748 pixels per inch (ppi). Meanwhile, the rumored Galaxy Note 5 Edge will allegedly feature a slightly smaller 5.78-inch display. That means it could pack in 762 pixels per inch.

Based on these rumors, the Galaxy Note 5 and its Edge variant will boast the highest resolution smartphone displays we’ve ever seen. We’re still not totally convinced any of this will actually happen though, and it’s unclear what practical advantages UHD might have over today’s Quad HD displays. More pixels may sound nice, but it could mean less battery life or a more expensive handset.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Galaxy Note 5, and we probably won’t get an official look until much later this year. Samsung typically unveils its latest flagship phablet at the IFA trade show each September. That’s when we expect to see the Note 5 make its debut, though it’s likely more information will leak out before then.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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