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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51 Comments

1. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Hmm that's funny I'm going to be using a 1080p display this year that has better color reproduction than amoled screens this year in 2012 with My DNA

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hear that. Amoled? Pass. I don't want my phone looking like a cartoon.

9. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Sammy, u gotta believe you can try, if u just touch thaaa....SKY!!!!!!!!

10. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

That's fine. Most people like AMOLED because it is a far more pleasing experience because its more vibrant. Some people may also like accurate colours, choice is great isn't it? :)

12. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

With Samsung you have a choice... On SGS3, you can choose 4 different color modes, so you can have lower saturation and natural looking colors. Saturation is no longer a point of argument with AMOLEDs.

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Really... interesting... Is burn in still an argument?

27. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

LCD's have burn in issues...

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Ok, just Google and look how much you will find smartphones with OLED based displays and Burn-In effect and how much smartphones with LCD based displays and Burn-In effect??? Yes, LCD can get Burn-In effect just because liquid crystals through long time affected by the same voltage (without movement) can get static load and stay in the same position for some time but the difference between OLED and LCD Burn-In is that LCD's Burn-In effect is NOT PERMANENT while OLED's Burn-In effect IS PERMANENT. Also OLED based displays can get Burn-In effect much faster than LCD and I even don't talk that chance that LCD will get "Burn-In" effect is very very very small and namely on the phone!

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about OLED Burn-In it depends on various conditions it may happen even after few month. I remember long time ago I was Googling and found two big forums with vote polls in both forums voted really big number of Samsung Wave (S8500) users and in both polls ~30-40% users was claiming that after 3-4 month they have noticed 'Burn-in' effect. ~30-40% in 3-4 month it is really big numbers in such short time. And today we can find more and more Google results about 'Burn-in' effect. And even if it hapens after 2 years, why would I want such display??? Should it be somehow useful for me??? I don't think so! The problem is that because noone still has improve organic compounds which are used in OLED. They have improve matrixes and used other "tricks" but hasn't improve main element - organic compounds and that's why OLED has such short lifespan and can get 'Burn-In' effect. Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in FullHD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkfT3PXtIU8 Here is example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S (watch in HD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEtZ2E7Sgbg Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbTuMamqSA Here is another example of 'Burn-In' effect on Samsung Galaxy S III (watch in HD !):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYZ1XTsM1I Smartphone display Burn-in test (LCD vs OLED):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIqqnnb1LBw You also can find even more and more examples of OLED based screens 'Burn-In' effect just Google or search on YouTube and you will see that it is pretty easy noticeable!

50. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I have never heard of it. Must not exist. ;D

30. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

After using my SGS2 for a year and half i did notice a slight burn in on the top of the screen where the notification bar is, but it seems that the main problem is the blue color. I suppose that's why the colors are on the cold side - with time, blue subpixels get weaker so the cold colors effect diminishes. My SGS3 is still too young to notice anything... Still, they are aware of this issue and if you are a regular here at PA, you would know they worked on it, so there should be much less burn-ins on SGS3, and even less on future phones (they are improving the tech of those blue subpixels).

38. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

dude, I'm not a fan of AMOLED screen, too, except maybe some of the early RGB variety, but even LCD has burn in issue..

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Read my comment #34. ;)

51. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

You don't have a damn clue what you're talking about. There is no difference in the color gamut for those modes, it's just a difference in post-processing. White balance and color gamut doesn't change with those modes.

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Love it. Choice is king.

32. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Its gonna be a Display-dary year for Sammy baby! Oh I can see my Note 3 already :)

44. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea I used to like LCD's until I got my first Amoled phone. I dont see cartoonish. I dont see over saturated. My eyes just like Amoled better now. Sometimes, its just that simple. Its just based on what we prefer.

25. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Same here bro.Need some SLCD3 next year.not againt sammy though,i have S2 and i like it alot

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You feel for this after seeing coloroled displays....

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion there is four main OLED based screen cons: 1) Really short lifespan (due to organic compounds degradation). 2) Can not handle intensive "working load" and it expressed as 'Burn-In' effect (also due to organic compounds degradation). 3) Colors are not natural. 4) Relatively not so clear and sharp images. I say NO for OLED based displays!

28. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Aren't all of the big TV manufacturers producing OLED TV's for 2013. And they will be the next "big thing". ..? Believe so.

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Aren't all of the big TV manufacturers producing OLED TV's for 2013." I didn't hear about that before and I'm sure that it is not true and even if it was true then I'm sure that not all manufacturers. Anyway who wants to have TV with not natural colors which also can easily Burn-In and has even shorter lifespan than any Plasma TV... No, I don't!

40. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

They already are the next big thing. Until something else beats it. LED cost more than LCD but cost doesn't mean its better. It's just my opinion and statistically proven by most companies, business, etc.

43. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

We are talking about OLED not about LED. :)

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

sound like s4 and note3 coming nxt year

11. No_Nonsense unregistered

That's stating the obvious.

3. MeoCao unregistered

Great news, but SS must get rid of the bluish tint of their AMOLED

13. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I see people say that, so maybe you are right. I just have not had any complaints about my Galaxy S2, my Skyrocket, or my Galaxy S3. Since I obviously like Samsung phones, I admit I may have a prejudice.

19. MeoCao unregistered

I guess the point is you wont notice anything wrong about your screen until you see the better thing. If you put HTC One X and GS3 side by side I think you will see where AMOLED falls short. Overall I think GS3 is better phone than One X though.

46. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats the thing....I do notice the blue tint compared to my Droid X. Overall...I like Amoled screen better tho. Cuz on its own, it looks white. Put it like this...I can live with and accept the cons of Amoled more than the cons of LCD right now. It used to be the other way around on 2010.

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