Galaxy S6 edge put under the microscope, reveals Diamond Pixels display matrix

Galaxy S6 edge put under the microscope, reveals Diamond Pixels display matrix
Ever wondered if the unique side-sloping Galaxy S6 edge display still sports Samsung's Diamond Pixels matrix arrangement? This offshoot of the PenTile matrix has been used by Samsung to achieve the ever-higher resolutions of its Super AMOLED displays before, after all, most recently in the Quad HD panel of the Note 4.

Well, now you can answer this pressing question straight from the source, as the S6 edge display has been put under the microscope, along with its two cameras, the adjacent LED flash and biometric sensor combo, the volume button, and the SIM card slot. 

As you can clearly see from the microscopic dive into the 5.1" QHD S6 edge screen, it indeed uses the Diamond Pixels arrangement to achieve that record high pixel density, but here the light-emitting diodes are layered on a plastic, instead of a glass substrate, allowing Samsung to bend it from both sides, and wrap the phone's edges in living, breathing, glowing pixels. Pretty fascinating, take a look at all the tiny details below.

source: Napidroid.hu

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 2600 mAh
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59 Comments

61. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I dont give a s**t about what all critics/trolls cry about, I freaking love the display on my S6 :-)

56. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of Pentile, but damn that's sharp!...

47. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

There is a reason for Pentile and it is because it gives better colour accuracy for OLED screens and they make blue the largest pixel because it fades quicker than the others. The reason why they have more greens than any other pixel is because the human eye can see more shades of green than any other colour. At the PPI these screens are at now, you cannot see the pentile arrangement, just like you cannot see RGB stripe any more.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

same as their old screen, just rotated every pixel by 45 degree but still best smartphone screen ever :P

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Dont care if pentile or what as long as they're giving the best mobile displays you can find, then the problem will be fully owned by the haters haha

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great!

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

I like how Samsung compensates for the penTile by offering sub pixel rendering which practically makes it on par with RGB, save for a few edge cases. Also diamond matrix is uniform at dubpixel level. To give an idea, a red sub pixel is directly adjacent to a red sub pixel below it but the one in the side is 2 subpixel away making it non uniform. On diamond matrix, all subpixel are uniform in distance to each other. I'm waiting for a diamond RGB matrix. That would be killer.

20. Supraman21

Posts: 471; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I've seen the S6 display in person and its awesome but the color red is its Achilles heel. Even with its high ppi you can instantly see pixelation in reds but all the other positives heavily way out the negatives. I wonder what improvements the Note 5's display is gonna bring.They are so close to perfect!

25. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Really? At the same resolution but lower pixel density in my Note 4,i can't see any pixelation in red.

30. Supraman21

Posts: 471; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I notice it but I guarantee 99.99% of the population wouldn't. I'm just nitpicking. The display is great.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just to be sure, I downloaded an all red wallpaper and opened it up full screen. Zoomed in and out, can't see any pixelation. And I have 20/20 vision (that was 20/14 five years ago. Getting old sucks)

31. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's not red. It's red on black background. But yes, that's an edge case.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes but now, it will be REALLY hard to see any difference. Samsung makes the best displays hands down, their accuracy is spot on, to make a better display would be bonkers to me.

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

they managed to keep the device clean. i don't see dander and dust

5. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Well, isn't it long established that Samsung uses Diamond PenTile?

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Pentile arrangement is a cheap, disgusting cost saving measurement that can harm people's eye sight.

4. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

oh god, here we go again with yo' ass

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Dont worry he is a moron

22. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Whoa. Let's not get personal. There's no need to insult morons.

41. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Whoa...

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

huh??   

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

PROVE IT.....Where's your data to back up your claim?

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Dafuq did I just read. PenTile harming people's eyes!!!!!!

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am sitting back waiting for the news of the decade here... +1

65. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yes it does harm people eyes, but not anymore after note 4 Super Amoled.

13. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

For the nth time, NEVER GO FULL RETARD.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You should probably warn retards never to go full BobbyBuster.

36. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Nope. Being called BobbyBuster is an insult to retards.

16. hotelman2

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

nice one! hahahaha!!! nothing can beat the true rgb arrangement pretty standard and real to human eyes. retina display ftw!

19. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Retina display is just a rebranded LG display. It's also inferior to Samsung's AMOLEDs based on DisplayMate's analysis.

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