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Samsung: Galaxy S III uses PenTile AMOLED for longevity

05/11, 5:58am

Samsung says PenTile AMOLED displays offer long-life

The launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S III was met with a muted reception from some sections of the tech community. While its quad-core Exynos processor has been shown to be very fast, some have criticized its extensive use of plastic materials and some its size. However, one detail in its specifications that probably caused the most consternation is its use of a Super AMOLED PenTile pixel array instead of the Super AMOLED Plus technology found on its predecessor, the Galaxy S II which includes a true RGB array without sharing subpixels.

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Samsung shows Retina-like 2560x1600, 10-inch LCD for tablets

05/12, 5:50pm

Samsung shows Retina Display-like tablet LCD

Samsung and its frequent partner Nouvoyance said on Thursday they would show an ultra-sharp LCD optimized for tablets. The 10.1-inch, PenTile RGBW-based (red, green, blue, white) screen reaches an unprecedented resolution of 2560x1600. At 300 pixels per inch, the panel's sharpness is double the 1280x800 on most early Android 3 tablets and 2.25 times sharper than the 132PPI of an iPad 2 screen.

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HTC Droid Incredible to switch to LCDs in late September

09/13, 10:45pm

Droid Incredible jumps from AMOLED to LCD in Sept.

HTC's Droid Incredible will make the planned switch from AMOLED to LCD by the end of the month, a Verizon memo showed tonight. Any unit of the Android hot seller sold from the end of September onwards should use a Sony LCD. The note spotted by an Android Central forum goer notes that anyone who bought an AMOLED version and needs a replacement will get one with the same display.

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