Samsung might go with LCD screen on the Note III, for better S Pen experience

Samsung might go with LCD screen on the Note III, for better S Pen experience
Samsung insiders have allegedly confirmed that the company is entirely ready with the Galaxy S 4 project (it'd be funny if they weren't), and moving on to other pastures, like the upcoming Note III with an eventual 6.3" display.

For its 2013 giant-screen flagship, however, the discussions are still very much in the project mapping stage, since Samsung is trying to determine whether to stick with an OLED display, like it did so far, or go LCD, like on the Note 8.0, which would allegedly provide a better S Pen stylus experience.

The source for such musings is purportedly Samsung's $130 million investment in Sharp, whose IGZO LCD screen tech everyone is trying to get a hold of, as it offers superior power-saving, brightness and pixel density options in a very slim packaging. Sharp's stake was said to be because of the Japanese TV panels, but we'd imagine Samsung wouldn't mind to get some scoop on the mobile screens potential there either.

source: SamMobile

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23 Comments

1. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

It might be a good idea if it is for a good battery...

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So samsung has now finally given up on amoled displays? I think they should just continue developing it, instead of switching to lcd. I still miss the deep blacks and eye popping colors on my omnia 2 before until I switched to a gtab and htc one x

3. nikenturd unregistered

Amoleds have short(er) lifespan compared to LCDs....anyways, skipping the S4 while patiently waiting for the Note 3. It will all be worth it in the end because it WILL be THE BEST smartphone of 2013 bar none. The S pen somehow changed my perspective and I will not settle for anything less

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I completely agree. Having an S3, and waiting for Note 3. I just want an all in one device. And I think the Note 3 will make me settled for years

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i think the Note 8.0 will probably preform better than the Note 2 its based on

5. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

i havent used my s-pen in months. neither of my other note 2 user buddies use theirs either. who needs a good stylus experience?

7. nikenturd unregistered

If you're not an artist (ie musician, architect, painter,hobbyist) I see no important use of the S-pen other than the painfully glitchy handwriting recognition thingy..... If I wasn't doing occasional drawing and songwriting, I could care less about the S pen too

17. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I really use the stylus more for extra control in games and other apps than I do to draw.

21. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I'm a musician and audio engineer and since android is lacking in the music app department i cant say i've ever used a stylus for songwriting. but i have used it live savagelucy said, for added control in games, but, its been ages since i've played anything that wasnt a gameboy emulator on my note 2.

6. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

LCDs aren't all bad, they produce more realistic colors than OLED.

8. nikenturd unregistered

OLEDS / AMOLEDS are waay to contrasty, it really ruins your HD film experience, having said that, I tend to favor Amoleds when viewing static pictures and web pages.Well each has their own share of Pros and Cons.

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Geez, you just keep publishing one stupid claim after another .. Note 3 WON'T FREAKING HAVE A 6.3'' SCREEN. Think, for f**k sake..

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

6.3" screen? Samsung you're going the wrong way!!

12. nikenturd unregistered

Here are some of Samsung's marketing lies....they promised a 32/64 Gig Note 2 variant but somehow it has YET to see the light of day, no news whatsoever...I think 32 gigs should be the bare minimum these days as apps and games are getting bigger by the day. Gameloft apps are a prime example of that. 16 gigs minimum should be completely abolished in the premium category

13. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Ok s4 rumors are over lets start with note 3 now...what about galaxy Q series.

14. djoscar4u

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

wow 6.3" screen? Are you guys creating portable laptops now?

18. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Exactly what I was thinking. 6.3 is really doing too much!

22. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No no no you got it wrong and twisted...its like telling a caveman we will have airplays..he tell stupid sillyman me fly bird no no no...wait till it comes out thats what ppl said about 5.5 and the 5 it sold millions and millions

23. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Dame auto correct airplanes

15. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i much prefer LCD over OLED

16. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

This would be a wise choice. LCD Is way way better than amoled. I could careless about deep blacks

19. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

WTF??? I'm gonna be so pissed if the galaxy note 3 uses LCD. I"m desperately waiting for the note 3 but a lcd display would definitely turn me away. I'm starting to lose confidence in samsung displays. They seem like they want to give up on Amoled display's but i think that amoled displays is a selling point for their devices. I personally think Amoled displays are the best considering all their cons and i think samsung should work on them to develop them further.

20. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Note 3! Note 3! NOTE 3!!!

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