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Samsung might start to use AMOLED displays only in high-end phones in 2013, LCD displays for cheaper handsets

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Samsung might start to use AMOLED displays only in high-end phones in 2013, LCD displays for cheaper handsets
AMOLED may be the display technology of the future, but Samsung is allegedly mulling over leaving it only for its high-end products, according to SamMobile’s ‘trusted source’. Instead of getting AMOLED panels, low and mid-range products will use Samsung’s PLS LCD panels. It will be premium devices like the Samsung Galaxy S series that would still get access to AMOLED panels.

Why? Two reasons, and the most obvious is production issues, but also Samsung might thus create a feeling of exclusivity to its AMOLED devices.

Now, the big difference between AMOLED and LCD is the technology itself. While LCD uses a light source and liquid crystals, AMOLED screens are based on organic diodes. Blacks are usually deeper on AMOLED, and thus contrast ratio is much higher, but recent developments in LCD have pretty much closed the gap otherwise in color saturation and viewing angles. On the downside, AMOLEDs tend to have a blueish tint instead of displaying perfect white, an issue not seen on LCD screens.

Would you prefer an AMOLED display (like the one in the Galaxy S III) with its punchy colors and deep blacks, or would you rather get the perfect whites of a device like the iPhone 5 and the HTC One X?

source: SamMobile

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posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:40 17

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Super AMOLED. While the screen on the One X is beautiful, I watch movies and videos a lot and to have the colors 'pop' makes it worth the investment.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:14 3

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


gotta agree. one x's is one of the best screens on the market.

In amoled, I prefer note 2's screen compared to s3.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 10:20 2

35. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


And I thought Samsung was smart, USE UR BRAIN, SAMMY!!!!
Amoled display sucks, use LCD or something that's not half as bright as an iPhone

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:34 2

44. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


So you are more smarter than samsung?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:26 5

14. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


why everybody said htc one x has the best display on the mobile world ? i have seen it with my own eyes, it's decent nothing special, black level is terrible, very reflective,

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:58 2

22. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


White level on Amoled are terrible. The screen is not bright even for sunlight viewing

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:55 3

33. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


very reflective? You're talking about the glass protection, not the screen itself.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 10:37 1

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because the color production on the LCD 2 is phenomenal. I can't wait to test out the Droid DNA.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 10:49

38. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And this is why there is no clear cut best screen out. I prefer Amoled too for blacks, contrasts, and I like the saturated colors....

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:41

52. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


See it side by side with the S3 then you'll know why. But it ends there, the screen. Everything in S3 is better than OneX.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:24

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree. I have a Rezound and RAZR...and Netflix looks alot better on my RAZR due to that and blacks. The screen res is almost a non factor between the 2 screens. Pentile too.

So many ppl raved over the Rezound screen.....I didnt see it. Overall it wasnt as good as old LCD screens.

I have a Maxx HD now....and its gonna take an LCD screen with the pros of Amoled to pull me away from Amoled.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:40 5

2. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


AMOLED are fine, as we have the display setting which can be set to "Normal", but cannot stand the PENTILE matrix....

CANNOT stand the PENTILE arrangement...

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:31

15. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


what is wrong with pentile ? as long as the resolution is hd you can't see the pixels, try to play with s3 and see the screen closely with your eyes, you wont' be able to see the pixels until your eye gets hurt

if the resolution is not hd, then yes it will be a problem,

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:46 7

19. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I think Note II has non-pentile Super AMOLED.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:26 6

23. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Note II has non-pentile Super AMOLED. that's already a fact.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:44 2

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Cant stand tints on white web pages...

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:47 9

4. mydi.maus (unregistered)


IPS displays on very low end phones...lol

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:28 1

26. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


so true.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:50

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


they should make the note series with IPS/PLS pannels mainly because of color saturation

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:54 6

6. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


put lcd on high end , then ill finally buy a samsung

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:57 4

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:28 3

25. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


AMOLED is what common buyers relate to Samsung. it's a selling point.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:04 5

8. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


To be honest,this is a matter of taste.
For me any will be ok.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:09 2

9. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


The blueish whites are not a downside for me, I like them.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:15 2

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Be it LCD or AMOLED If it's free I would never complain.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:20 1

12. nexus4izlate (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


LCD however to each there own, but seriously pentile must die

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:24 1

13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i prefer amoled over lcd, albeit the color is oversaturated....is it a pentile ? yes is it hd ? yes is it problem ? no...you can't see the pixels on super amoled hd panels, actually you can if you look very close to the display but it will make your eyes hurt, besides, who wants too look that close to the screen?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:40

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's less of a change than you'd think: all those LCD factory lines that were producing Apple screens will be used for the ever expanding Samsung mobile line-up, and there's no shortage on demand.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:43 4

17. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


That's a lot of butthurt AMOLED users lol.
Face it, IPS is really better.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:53 2

20. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Personal preference, if you came here to comment on an SAmoled article than you are butthurt.

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