The next smartphone from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) will bring the screen resolution race to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). According to reports that emerged on Tuesday, the South Korean company may seek to build a 560 pixel per inch screen into its next premium smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5

The current top of the line Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) smartphone, the Galaxy S4, incorporates a 440 pixel per inch 1080p five inch screen. According to today’s reports the next phone is likely to have a similar screen size, but there will be a lot more pixels baked in. The reports suggest that the phone will have a 2560 x 1440 pixel screen.

Samsung Galaxy S5 bumps screen resolution

The 560 pixel per inch density that a five inch 2560 x 1440 would have is much bigger than any other phone out there. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has made a lot of its “Retina” display. The company maintains that users don’t need more than Retina level pixel density in their screens. Users have ignored Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) warnings about their needs before, however.

The screen resolution race is one of the most important in the modern device world. Screen quality is becoming an essential part of smartphone and tablet builds. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) is one of the best performers out there on this front, and it appears that the company is only going to drive screen resolution further going forward.

It is unclear whether customers will notice a difference beyond Apple’s supposed Retina barrier. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will test the waters in order to figure out if super high resolution screens are needed on ultra-portable devices. If trends of the last couple of years are set to continue, the answer is almost bound to be yes.

Samsung Galaxy S5 features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will probably not be one of the most exciting phones of all time, but it will be one of the best. The company is probably going to outfit the device with an eight core processor and 64-bit architecture. The Galaxy S5 is likely to be sturdier on the outside as well, and it may have a bendable screen, though that is not truly something to bet on.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) will release the Galaxy S5 some time in the first quarter of next year, but the first glimpse should be available in January if rumors are to be believed.