Display tech wrongly speculated for Galaxy S III
The previously spotted Samsung GT-i9500 is rumored to carry a Super AMOLED HD Plus display. According to sources of SamMobile, the handset was seen at the Tizen Delopers Conference in San Francisco sporting the display tech, previously speculated to be destined for the Galaxy S III.
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.
Beats Droid Razr by a thin margin
Huawei has unveiled the Ascend P1 S, which for now is the world's slimmest smartphone at 0.26in (6.68mm). The Ascend P1 S is a major upgrade to its previous flagship smartphone, the Mercury. The Ascend P1 S has a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 chip powering a Cortex A9 CPU running at 1.5GHz, the same engine that powers the Google Nexus Prime. Not surprisingly, it will ship with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The Ascend P1 S also has SGX 540 graphics for its 4.3-inch 540x960 Super AMOLED display. It is capable of recording 1080p HD video with its 8-megapixel main camera, and 720p video with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera.
Galaxy Nexus uses older, cheaper PenTile tech
The Samsung manufactured Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) leader has been found to use a cheaper pentile-type Super AMOLED display. This differs from the Super AMOLED Plus display as used in the Samsung Galaxy S II. PenTile displays are less color accurate and have also been shown to be less sharp as they have a lower overall sub-pixel density.
Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II variant hits Sprint
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is now available for purchase through Sprint. The Galaxy S II variant centers on a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The phone incorporates a WiMAX radio and is capable of reaching 4G download speeds up to ten-times greater than 3G where available.
Samsung 720p, dual-core mobile phone inbound
The rumored Samsung i9220 with Super AMOLED HD gets proof of its existence with its official Wi-Fi certification documentation uncovered. The documentation confirms that the device is a smartphone and that it has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n, allowing it switch between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band in order find the fastest and most stable connection. The smartphone is said to be yet another variant of the Galaxy S II, but with some enticing enhancements.
Launch expected next month
Samsung's successor to the Galaxy S handset, said to be named the Galaxy S2, has allegedly surface in leaked renderings. The images, posted on the Korean newspaper ETnews, show a 4.3-inch display that reportedly uses the same Super AMOLED Plus technology as the company's Infuse 4G handset, which made its formal debut last week at CES.
High resolution, and high quality display tech
After backtracking on the use of AMOLED displays in the recently released Galaxy Tab, citing battery life for its use of a Super TFT display, Samsung has demoed a next-gen Galaxy Tab prototype fitted with its latest Super AMOLED display tech. As expected, the new seven-inch WXVGA 1200x600 display is currently on display at FPD 2010.
Handset selling locally for €429
Samsung has launched its Wave smartphone slightly ahead of schedule in Germany. Local customers can pick up Samsung's first Bada handset for 429 Euros (~$545 USD) unlocked. The device features a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 800x480 resolution, a 1GHz CPU, five-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, and Bluetooth 3.0.
Apple may have OLED tablet in long term
A future version of the iPad should come with an OLED display if a rumor from the electronics industry is true. The next model would use the organic display technology sometime in 2011 and would somewhat resemble the next iPhone. Who would make the display wasn't mentioned.