Samsung Display isn't able to sell Super AMOLED tech to anyone but Samsung

Samsung Display isn't able to sell Super AMOLED tech to anyone but Samsung
Even though the Super AMOLED display may be praised and loved by many users around the globe, Park Dong-geun, CEO of Samsung Display - manufacturer of the highly vibrant screen tech, claims the company is having trouble selling the tech to any other mobile device builder but their parent firm – Samsung Electronics.

Sammy has been using and improving the Super AMOLED tech since before the first Galaxy S and its most recent iteration – in the high-end Galaxy Tab S – finally fixes color reproduction issues, that critics and tech enthusiasts have been griping about for at least a couple of years now.

Why other manufacturers choose not to buy Sammy's tech, but to work with other partners, or to develop their own tech entirely, is subject of speculation, though we believe it is safe to say that the competitors prefer to avoid funding the biggest fish in the mobile market whenever possible.

Don't lose your sleep over Samsung Display's troubles, though, as what the manufacturer is lacking in mobile sales, it's making up in screens sold for a wide range of non-mobile devices.

source: CNET via SamMobile

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40 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Amoled is NOT better compared to iPS or SLCD, it's only DIFFERENT,that's all there is to it

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3259; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

come onnnnn.... thats an old story now

18. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

In addition to Samsung OLED displays make / will make lg, boe, auo, sony, panasonic

8. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Its better by a huge margin ;) Eyes dont lie.

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

IGZO is the best.

16. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Even LTPS is better than IGZO...just take a look at Android Authority's rather new article.

38. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

IGZO is not the best.

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

LG OLED TV and Samsung OLED TV are two best TV in the market. All reviews proved. All customers proved. So OLED tech is far ahead LCD tech. And currently Samsung's AMOLED on mobile surpassed LCD. Viewing angle and the "black" level is unbeatable. The thinnest is unbeatable. Now they fix the color issue and sunlight brightness issue. The purple halo on GS4 does not appear on GS5. Burn-in is the problem of theory when users of GS3 and Note 2 still have a fine display. A number having problem with burn-in, but not many. Remember that also a number of LCD users have dead pixels, and almost all have light-bleeding (in different level, some are very terrible) So what's your point? Sunglight test:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mn1Vk73LF0 Color accuracy test:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6zp42qGnI

14. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

you're definitely right

20. Dejavu_LT

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Talking about OLED - yes, technology is far ahead everything on the market, but..i'm not sure you know that everybody, except LG, already stop making OLED due to high production costs and low demand (because the price is super high) :)

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Talk about selective evidence. So apparently what makes a good screen is black levels and viewing angles? Funny how you ignore that the thinnest bezel phones are Sharp phones with IGZO screens ie LCD. And who are those 'users' with GS3 and Note 2 that still have 'fine display', black spots on AMOLED is like 1+1=2 it's bound to happen, it's just not a deal breaker. Love the part where when it comes down to important stuff like colour reproduction, you just link to some unknown Indian youtube dude waggling around phones as if his subjective opinion is even close to fact. Yet with all that said and done till today the phone with the closest to the 6500k temperature mark is made by a phone with LCD. It's as comment #1 said, "it's only different". Geez.

29. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So, you can say that LCD isn't better than TN. it's only different

31. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

"o apparently what makes a good screen is black levels and viewing angles?" They are important points to be mentioned when in other critical areas like sunlight visibility and color reproduction it's on par the best or even surpass many (like One M8, Z2). "How you ignore that the thinnest bezel phones "http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/22/lg-hd-oxide-display-eyes-on/ That's about bezel, and about the thinnest LCD cannot surpass OLED basically (OLED doesn't need LED backlight) "Note 2 that still have 'fine display', black spots on AMOLED is like 1+1=2 it's bound to happen" I agree about black spots on Note 2. But I mentioned about the burn-in problem, didn't I? And I said "fine", not "perfect". Black spots are almost unable to be recognized unless on a 90-95% black screen. It's also fixed since GS4, where the black is 100% black, not still a little bit gray like GS3 and Note 2 "ndian youtube dude waggling around phones as if his subjective opinion" Okay so you can turn off the sound and distinguish by yourself, ok? Or you don't know to do it, or you don't know what "good color reproduction" really is, or just your prejudice.. The youtube video is just the real experiment, professional tests are out already, you can check. "Closest to the 6500k temperature mark is made by a phone with LCD" Look at the color temperature part.http://anandtech.com/show/8197/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-review-105-84inch/2 You don't know anything you said.

35. sachouba

Posts: 261; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Have you ever tried using an AMOLED display in the dark, compared to a LCD display ? On the Samsung Galaxy S5, it's absolutely impossible to tell whether the screen is on or off when a black image is displayed, even with the max brightness. Whereas it just looks ugly on a LCD display. And do you know how good the Galaxy Tab S's colour reproduction is?

37. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I am one of those users. My note 2 has more than a fine display. The latest samoled display on tab s are better than iphone for the temp part which I guess was closest to 6500k mark. So I guess samoled has a upper hand in that part as well.!

40. Jmerithew87

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Here's a video from a more reputable Youtuber. It's the 3 QHD phones. In cinema mode, the S5-LTE A is the clear winner. IPS isn't bad, but I think it's reached its limits, where AMOLED is really starting to hit its stride. It's just a shame Samsung and Motorola are the only 2 that really use it for Android. I'm not big on Touchwiz, and since Motorola is focusing on the low end market we probably won't see a 2k AMOLED phone from them until 2015 or 2016.

39. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It is impossible to beat the blacks of Samsungs recent OLEDs because it is literally black.

15. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

My secondary phone Wave 3 is pretty much (2-1/2 years) old and screen is facing serious burn in problem. Since last 4 months horizontal patches were started to appear. and the top indicator is also pretty much printed on screen.

17. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

better cantrast, better black color, better viewing angles, better response speed

33. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That depends on what it's used for. For something like Active Display on the Motorola phones, using anything other than amoled would defeat the purpose.

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3259; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Super Amoled is their strength and the signature display of samsung's flagships... if others will use the same screen then I will have nothing to praise about samsung... samsung must not sold these screens to others, just to keep their distiction

3. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

They all just jelous..

5. Maryewww

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I think the only two major OEMs using super amoled are Motorola and Nokia, I am still a fan of IPS but amoled has really gone a long way in improving in all areas

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Amoled is handling 2k brilliantly (less power consumption), check Pocketnow's review of GS5 A-LTE as against LCDs, take LG G3 for example. Not to mention it has also achieved the flexible break through and significantly less reflection.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Motorola is using AMOLED screens in Razr series, Moto X, DroidMAXX and Ultra.. From whom they are buying?

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I don't understand. If I'm not wrong, a report said Samsung has opccupied 96% of AMOLED market. And the funny thing is the strange display matrix of Moto Droid Ultra is the same as Note 2. The same as the pentile screen on Lumia 925 and so-called "diamond pixel" pentile screen on Lumia 1520. Another thing is these screen didn't come so late after Note 2 or Note 3. How come another company can produce something similar to Samsung with a "similar" roadmap? Strange.

19. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

as far as I know, Motorola and Nokia probably indeed source their amoled displays from Samsung, even if they don't use the "super AMOLED" labelling.

23. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yes it's 'Super AMOLED' that Samsung isn't selling to competitors. All AMOLED is from Galaxy 1 days, or 1st gen stuff if you will.

32. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

@ hung2900 Nokia Lumia 1520 has a IPS LCD with traditional full RGB matrix screen.

34. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Sorry to differ from you, but want to show FACTS... (I don't have idea about NOKIA phones) Non-Pentile AMOLED phones, but with BIGGER blue sub-pixel:- {coz Blue sub-pixel has less life} Galaxy S2 Galaxy Note 2 Moto X Droid MAXX Droid Ultra Pentile AMOLED but with Diamond matrix sub-pixel:- Galaxy S4 Galaxy Note3 Galaxy S5 Pentile AMOLED and non-diamond matrix:- ALL OTHER SAMMY AND MOTO phones incl Galaxy S OG Galaxy Note DroidRazr / MAXX Galaxy S3 Droid RazrHD / MAXX_HD Best is (imho) [1] non-pentile AMOLED [2] Diamond matrix sub-pixel [3] Pentile non-diamond matrix sub-pixel I know, since I have used all above said phones...

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