In 2012, all high-end phones had 720p displays. In 2013, 1080p became the new standard for flagship handsets, and now we’re headed even higher. According to ZDNet Korea, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 will sport a 2,560 x 1,440 display This sounds like it will be the new standard, until we get 4K phones in 2015.
At least some of 2014’s flagship phones will also use curved glass. After years of speculation, both LG and Samsung released phones with curved glass in late 2013, with the LG Flex even bending slightly to avoid damage. We don’t expect every phone to go curved or be bendable in 2014, but we’ll see this technology creeping into more models.