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.


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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Cool. I like diamonds... They're like squares standing on tiptoes...

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012 Closer look. The sharpness is equal to LG G4 and far far ahead HTC M9.

34. Sauce5 unregistered

But just look at photo 1: the 9 on the screen. Pretty hideous and blocky if you ask me.

54. aphrophyre

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Pretty sure that's the JPEG compression showing through.

64. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

On top of that, the image is scaled. The 6 edge screen is 1600pix wide. At a 1:1 display size the image should be much larger.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

maybe the font looks like that big. Or maybe it wasn't drawn properly.

2. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I'm not surprised. They are just continuing what they already know people will like. My wife has the S6 Edge and the display is stunning to the naked eye.

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: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

41. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013


6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013


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: 2381; 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: 17358; 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.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except the diamond displays on Samsung flagship. More accurate, sharper, better contrast, better white point. All proven by scientific testing. Speaking of color, your tuchis is glowing in the infrared.

35. Sauce5 unregistered

Side by side, my Note and iPhone look the same. -Coming from a regular guy who doesn't give two ****'s about paper stats that make your epeen grow on chat forums.

37. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

No offense sir, but my friends who aren't even into tech can really see the difference between the Note 4 and iPhone 6's display. Not sure about the 6 Plus though.

42. Sauce5 unregistered

None taken :)

44. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The difference is obvious there, too.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you have poor eyesight.

49. Sauce5 unregistered

Was waiting for that. I have 20/15 vision. But who am I to start a pissing contest xD

50. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you're simply refusing to see.

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