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· teh Jax
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I just saw that and came here to post it. Glad to have the confirmation of no physical keys. I was hoping there would be less useless bezel around the screen, though.

For those who don't really want to read:
1. Click the link and see the purdy picture
2. They confirmed it's a 4.6" 720p display
3. They think it's a curved screen
 

· teh Jax
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So after playing with some math, this appears to be either a ~4.6" screen or a ~4.3" screen and I can't say which. Why? Well, in the photo, the resolution is reported as 1184x720. Is this the real resolution of the LCD or the "active resolution" as some are reporting? ("Active Resolution" ignores the pixels for the buttons and perhaps also the notification bar.) Well, the answer to that question is what tells us if this is a 4.3" or a 4.6" device. Either way, we know this has a DPI of ~320, so that is a known variable in our equation

Some math for you (or a link for the lazy or mathematically-challenged):

4.59" Scenario: Display size: 4" × 2.25" (10.16cm × 5.72cm) = 319.96 PPI, 0.0794mm dot pitch, 102373 PPI²
4.33" Scenario: Display size: 3.7" × 2.25" (9.4cm × 5.71cm) = 320.03 PPI, 0.0794mm dot pitch, 102420 PPI²
 

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malac0da said:
Those three buttons on the bottom don't appear to be part of tthe screen though. The background of the buttons is like to black amd it matches perfectly to the rest of the phone.
I don't know. If you look at the right side of the photo, there's a clear distinction between the black behind the buttons and the black around the screen. On the left side you can't see it but it's certainly there on the right side. I think these are on-screen buttons.
 

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malac0da said:
I see what you mean but I still don't think they are on screen. Its just to black. And the screen with the text is the screen making black. You would think if it could make the black as nice as the keys it would make all black that nice.
Actually, you bring up a good point here although it's different than what you think it is. ;-)

My question now is, shouldn't the black background around the text on there be MUCH darker since this is an AMOLED? I thought a black pixel = a pixel with no backlighting to it? In this picture, the background behind/around the text is clearly lit up with some kind of backlight (well, I guess unless it was intentionally a dark gray color). Is this an indication that this is a bogus photo?

I've never had an AMOLED device before so I don't know. That's what I understood, though. I wonder if this is simply some other device rotated 180 degrees (to look like it has no buttons) trying to fool us...
 

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I'm beginning to think this photo is a fake. I have no proof but something doesn't quite add up here unless we truly are getting traditional soft keys (like the Evo and TBolt) instead of software-driven soft keys (like in Honeycomb). If those really are Evo/TBolt-like softkeys, then this picture may be legit. Otherwise, I'm calling fake.

I could be wrong.
 

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elliott35 said:
To put this into perspective for me... What is the iphones pixel density
My first google result says 326.

iPhone: 320x480 | 3.5 in | 164ppi
Palm Pre | 320x480 | 3.1 in 186ppi
Palm Pixie | 320x400 | 2.63 in | 194ppi
T-Mobile G1 | 320x480 | 3.2 in | 180ppi

MyTouch 3G | 320x480 | 3.2 in | 180ppi

HTC Hero | 320x480 | 3.2 in | 180ppi
Motorola Droid | 480x854 | 3.7 in | 264ppi
Nexus One | 480x800 | 3.7 in | 252ppi

HTC Desire | 480x800 | 3.7 in | 252ppi
Nokia N97 | 360x640 | 3.2 in | 229ppi
Nokia N900 | 800x480 | 3.5 in | 266ppi
Apple iPhone 4 | 960x640 | 3.5 in | 326ppi
 
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