Nokia Lumia 900 comes sans PenTile display, uses RGB arrangement

Nokia Lumia 900 comes sans PenTile display, uses RGB arrangement
Good news for those who don't like PenTile displays. A tweet from Nokia confirms that the flagship Nokia Lumia 900 will be coming to market with the RGB subpixel arrangement. The PenTile display uses half the number of red and blue subpixels which results in an image that is slightly less crisp and sharp on screen.

Both the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 have  PenTile displays, but its use is less noticeable on the 3.7 inch screen on both handsets when compared to how it would have looked with the 4.3 inch display on the Lumia 900. The display on all three models has a resolution of 480 x 800. Nokia calls the display on all three models "ClearBlack" referring to the anti-reflective polarizer on the screen. Still, as the pictures show, the PenTile display on the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 does not have the clarity and detail that will be found on the Nokia Lumia 900.

The use of the RGB subpixels on the Lumia 900 has been lost in the excitement of Nokia's introduction of the high-end phone and its upcoming launch on AT&T. In the end, the tweet from Nokia is good news for those looking to pick up the newest flagship model from Nokia.

source: TheVerge via WMPoweruser



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yes! Thank you Samsung for lending Nokia your beloved Super Amoled Plus displays. Nokia is putting them to good use. !!!!!!

4. kamejoko

Posts: 255; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

You Wrong!. Amoled plus (Lumia 900) = Display Amoled with touch panel. Super amoled plus (Galaxy S2) = Display Amoled without touch panel.

5. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

What's the difference between display Amoled with touch panel and without touch panel?

6. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The super AMOLED Plus by samsung has the touch sensor panel built into the display, making it thinner, but the ordinary AMOLED's and Super AMOLED's need the TSP above the display.

2. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Would love to see the comparison. This 900 is sounding better and better.

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered


7. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

I thought the Lumia 710 differed from the Lumia 800 insofar as having a LCD-TFT based screen (WVGA 800 x 480), which is less pixelated than the Pentile Super AMOLED on the 800. As well, the 710 also includes Nokia's circular polarization technology known as Clear Black Display (CBD). This allows for the TFT on the 710 to yield good perfomance in direct sunlight and render rich, dark blacks. Yes, the TFT is a lower cost panel, but it seems with CBD the technology adds quite a nice user experience on this device. Also the ppi is a respectable 252. ref:

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