Samsung ready to start making 1080p Super AMOLED HD panels in 2013

Samsung ready to start making 1080p Super AMOLED HD panels in 2013
Samsung is going to start mass production of 1080p Super AMOLED HD displays at some point in 2013, according to several reports coming from the far east. Excited? You should be! A panel like that would have a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, which would translate into a pixel density of over 400 pixels, depending on the screen's size. Such displays are already being manufactured for devices like the HTC J Butterfly, yet they use LCD technology instead of AMOLED. The latter, despite being known for its broader color gamut, deep black tones, and shorter response time, still does not allow production of displays of such high resolution.

What is also interesting is that Samsung was being offered to use 1080p LCD displays made by LG Display or Japan Display, according to the report. The offer was made in case Samsung had troubles manufacturing AMOLED displays with such high pixel density. The company was even given samples to examine and possibly consider using in its future devices. Samsung refused.

Still, even though Super AMOLED HD panels with 1920 by 1080 pixels of resolution will most likely materialize next year, Samsung is predicted to have troubles manufacturing enough of them in sufficient amount of time. In effort to boost its production capacity, it is said that Samsung Display will rely on a modified version of its FMM (fine metal mask) manufacturing process. But will this be enough to ensure that a monstrous screen like that would end up on a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Time will tell, folks, time will tell.

source: ZDNet Korea, DDaily (translated) via Android Authority

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