Samsung GALAXY Nexus to have PenTile panel

Samsung GALAXY Nexus to have PenTile panel
For those of you who have been daydreaming about holding the Samsung GALAXY Nexus in the palm of your hand, there might be one little deal breaker that is being made known. Instead of each pixel on the display having its own red, green and blue pixel like you see on a Super AMOLED Plus screen, the Super AMOLED display on the GALAXY Nexus will feature an RGBG PenTile screen. This has been the case with every Nexus device launched.

Even though PenTile displays have had a bad reputation due to lower sub-pixel density, color resolution and sharpness, the good news according to AnandTech is that if you liked the pixel density on the Samsung Galaxy S II, you will probably be happy with the display on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. On the other hand, because the handset isn't being made available yet, FlatPanelsHD is using the Samsung GALAXY Note as a stand-in for comparison reasons since its display will basically offer similar displays. In its report, FlatPanelsHD says that if you look straight into the screen, there should be no problems, Turn you phone to either side however, and the display gets washed out in a sea of blue and greens.



According to the report from FlatPanelsHD, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus has a PPI of about 200 and they calculate that a PenTile panel would require a PPI of 420 to qualify as a Retina Display. They say that the display on the phone is not anywhere near as awesome as everyone expected. Is this a deal breaker for anyone?



source: FlatPanelsHD, AnandTech via AndroidandMe


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GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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