Samsung to start mass production of 300ppi+ Super AMOLED displays in Q2 2012, right for the Galaxy S III

Samsung to start mass production of 300ppi+ Super AMOLED displays in Q2 2012, right for the Galaxy S III
The 800x1280 pixels HD Super AMOLED display that the 5.3" Samsung Galaxy Note sports is no doubt a wonderful piece of technology that heralds the era of high-definition smartphone displays that we've been dreaming about for years.

To achieve this nutty resolution with the current expensive FMM production method for its AMOLED displays, Samsung is utilizing a clever trick called the PenTile matrix, where one individual pixel consists of two instead of three different subpixels. While not a dealbreaker, and used Motorola's qHD screens too, with AMOLED this effectively lowers the handset's pixel density by about a third, making it on par with what the Samsung Galaxy S II has to offer, since it sports Super AMOLED Plus display with a normal RGB matrix. 

Granted, we have a full inch difference in diagonal size between the two smartphones, but the point is that the ultimate happiness will be achieving those 720p+ definitions with a normal matrix. Here is the table of the current pixel densities, as well as how much the use of PenTile reduces them:

ProductNameSize(inch)ResolutionPixel TypeppiWith Sub-pixelDisplayTypeTFTTech
GALAXY S14800 x 480Pentile233155AMOLEDLTPS
GALAXY S24.3800 x 480RGB217217AMOLEDLTPS
GALAXY4.5800 x 480RGB207207AMOLEDLTPS
GALAXYNOTE5.31280×800Pentile285190AMOLEDLTPS
GALAXYTAB71024×600RGB170170LCDa-Si
GALAXYTAB7.77.71280×800RGB196196AMOLEDLTPS
GALAXYTAB8.98.91280×800RGB170170LCDa-Si
GALAXYTAB10.110.11280×800RGB150150LCDa-Si
iPhone3GS3.5480×320RGB165165LCDa-Si
iPhone43.5960×640RGB314314LCDLTPS
iPad19.71024×768RGB132132LCDa-Si
iPad29.71024×768RGB132132LCDa-Si
iPad39.72048×1536RGB264264LCDa-Si
Enter the LITI (Laser-Induced Thermal Imaging) production method, about which we've written numerous times to be way cheaper than the current FMM lines for mobile AMOLED displays, and, most importantly, it allows for 300ppi+ pixel densities, due to the fact that lasers bring printing accuracy down to 2.5 micrometers from the current 15.

Until this moment, however, we didn't have any exact schedule when will Samsung Mobile Display have part of its production lines in the new factory adopt the LITI method for Super AMOLED mobile displays. Now, courtesy of a Korean investment research, we finally have the timeframe for the A2 5.5-Gen phase 3 line, which is supposed to utilize LITI for the first time in mass quantities. 


What made us excited about the otherwise dry investment research piece, is that phase 3 is listed as beginning mass production in Q2 of next year, and this conveniently falls into the timeframe when the rumored Samsung Galaxy S III with even crazier alleged screen resolution of 1024x1280 pixels is about to enter production. On its supposed 4.65" display this translates to 352ppi, which now sounds much more plausible then when we heard the rumor a few days ago. Well, does HD Super AMOLED Plus feel too long for you?

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34 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well.. blah! lol part of me wants to wait for it.. and part of me knows the SGS3 wont be seen in the US till the end of 2012 at the earliest unless sammy can wrangle some control from the US carriers

14. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

If I didn't still have the Droid (classic), I would consider waiting, but this thing needs a replacement desperately.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Sammy will keep it all to themselves and say no Apple.

10. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Already did... this is the display that started all the hoopla with the patent wars, Apple wanted this one for the iPhone 5 and Unca Sammy said no. It wasn't the Super Amoled Plus that made the big ruckus, it was this display.

26. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I'm pretty sure the patent wars started well before Samsung said no to Apple supplying screens..

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Samsung just keeps on innovating while Apple just keeps on suing. In 2012 phones will have 720p HD screens & quad-cores running between 2.0 to 2.5 GHz. By the looks of it Samsung will have the best processors & displays available. Again it looks like Samsung will make the world’s best phone, in the name of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Stat wise the phone looks incredible, now I am so excited to see the design approach. Edge to edge display will be so sexy & with an all metal casing would put it over the top. I just can’t wait to see this phone!

21. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

with samsung you wont see metal casing..it'll be plastic unless they took a casing design like they did for the Captivate sold by AT&T. it'd still be lightweight but have a durable feel about it..

25. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Magnesium casing would be a good option as well

33. adarsh.kl

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

duralumin.

4. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

How come the wave s8500 with superamoled isn't mentioned ?

6. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

The comparison is made between Samsung's high caliber Galaxy lineup and Apple's army of balanced iOS products. As of now, Samsung's flagship devices all came from the Galaxy lineup so it is just appropriate to use two flagship devices for comparison. Even though the S8500 packed high-spec'd components during the time of its release, it was not Samsung's flagship device. It was the Galaxy S.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because its the exact same screen used in the galaxyS 1 peter... the wave 3 is just a bada filled Captivate/SGS1 with a slight overclock on the processor. that.. and noone cares about bada. ;)

30. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

because nobody really cares about bada. Sorry Peter

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

cant wait for the nexus prime or the samsung galaxy s3 and amoled+ on my s2 is amazing so cannot wait for a hd version...one of them will be mine depending which comes out in the uk first...should have the phone when samsung decide to release it and thankfully wont have to wait like US people a 6month who have to rely on when there carrier decides to release sadly :P

7. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

FLEXIBLE SUPER AMOLED PLUS HD FOR EVERYONE!!!

8. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I Will pick up the Galaxy Tab 7.7 overseas & maybe the Galaxy note.... But I can´t wait for the GS3 Good article dude...!!!!!

9. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

This is what i hate to see... I've been trying to talk myself into getting the t mobile SGSII and now i wanna wait to see if we end up getting the note....i know the screen isn't everything but things like this show me that Samsung is holding out and me buying anything from them right now is a lost clause when im gonna be out dated before a phone is even released

11. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I feel your pain, I'm the same way but seeing the awesome deal that Costco put on for the Bionic it made me jump. BTW I got 30 days to return or play the phone is overheating and force closing I need to exchange for the Prime if need be.

19. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

with Costco you have a 90 days to exchange 30 days to return (used to work there)

12. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Hey everybody just joined today. In no sence will I try to sound smart, Im not a phone super nerd but enjoy new technology. I jumped all over the bionic and I will be returning it. My sister's thunderbolt the other day was eating my phone alive. But my question is will the NOTE even come to the U.S that is still in the air? Do you think the prime will acually be on time for release and worth getting with the new phones coming?

15. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Don't get the Note, it may not come to US for awhile, and when it does, there should be the Droid Prime/Nexus Prime whatever and the HTC Vigor. These phones will be incredible. And as the article says about the note, it's display is effectively nerfed to get the attempted resolution.

16. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Good advice thanks. I just hope we dont run into another bionic disapointment and have to wait 6 months after they are supose to launch. I love my OG droid X but its time to upgrade and the bionic is out!

17. CostcoHotDog unregistered

Just got the GS2 and is running great, although I can't seems to get 100% battery only at 99% IDKY... but anyway hopefully by the time my contract ends the GS4 will not only come with some crazy screen but a set of super fast Arm Cortex a15s and hopefully much better battery life. My GS2 phone battery is better than my OG Droid but still not great.

28. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol had the same problem with my s2..think its just a software issue...because when on 99 and you dont use the phone for bout 30min lets say the battery then says 100...probably will be fixed in the next update.

18. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Samsung is for sure the Number One

27. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol had the same problem with my s2..think its just a software issue...because when on 99 and you dont use the phone for bout 30min lets say the battery then says 100...probably will be fixed in the next update.

29. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol never ment to reply to you :)

20. jagan unregistered

I have Nokia C6 and want to upgrade my phone. I have 3 options in my mind, SE ARC, GS2 and Galaxy Note. Can someone tell me which one is best & why? what about Gaxy note? Please help

22. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

For as fast as the tech has really come to these devices as of late, it really makes you wonder what a phone is going to be like 5-6 years from now...

23. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

apple just vommited over this news.........more serious is that they vommited on islaves at their feet and they just bathe in the mess

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