Samsung to use phosphorescent green pixels in the Galaxy S III screen for improved battery life

Samsung to use phosphorescent green pixels in the Galaxy S III screen for improved battery life
One of the advantages of LCD displays when it comes to Samsung's AMOLED screens is that they consume the same amount of energy regardless of the colors they display. 

AMOLEDs power consumption surges so dramatically when displaying white, despite that they are more efficient with dark or colored images, that in browsing battery tests smartphones with LCD have an advantage over AMOLED ones, due to the mostly white website backgrounds.

Well, that advantage for LCDs might be going into oblivion, as Samsung is reportedly using phosphorescent green for the pixels in its alleged Super AMOLED HD Plus screen that is to grace the Galaxy S III. The trick allows for power consumption when displaying white to be on par with LCD displays at mid-brightness, thus eliminating one of the few advantages of LCD screens before AMOLEDs. The Galaxy S III screen will still be superiour to IPS-LCDs like on the iPhone 4/4S for displaying images and video, it is said.

The display on the Samsung Galaxy S III is reconfirmed again to be 4.6" with true 319ppi pixel density thanks to the regular RGB matrix arrangement of the subpixels. Moreover, if Samsung has truly managed to lower power consumption when displaying white, battery life gains should be substantial, as those HD displays are one of the most power-hungry units in today's flagship smartphones. Apparently that is one of the elements Samsung said it is employing for improving the battery life on its devices this year.

It also looks like the combined FMM/LITI production methods for the new AMOLED displays by Samsung are actually meant for the company's flexible screens, which appear to be scheduled for launch in devices come the last quarter of the year. Now that's something to look forward to, and if Samsung is to unveil a phone with flexible display in time for the holidays, we understand now why it might be looking at the Galaxy S III as an incremental upgrade, despite that it looks pretty flagship to us.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



32. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


30. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Darn Sammy haters, I for one can't wait to SEE THIS PHONE!!!!

29. Walter.D.DROID

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

enough with rumours and leaks!! release the damn thing samsung!!!!!

24. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Woow, instead of replacing the stolen and ever force-closing OS, they try to improve the display(which is again, not good, already). The new moto - ''Samsung - how hard can it be''! :)

26. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

right since Samsung develops Android... stfu bro

27. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol trolls are funny and deluded... I mean if you have no interest in android or Samsung then why even waste your time reading the article or are you that bored.

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

funny you say that because people that hate Apple are usually the 1st ones to post that they dont care and hate Apple

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I smell Taco on here....

17. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

On Cyanogen, I can change the browser to a black background and that works well enough for me. It's not perfect, but I don't need all-white screens anyway. Easier to read in daylight too in my opinion. Hope XDA are ready for the SGS3!

18. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

this is totally offtopic, but since u mentioned cyanogenmod.. goddamit it's so frustrating it's been like a year since sgs2 was released but they still don't have the final version of the rom out yet. it's driving me nuts!!

19. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

They need access to the source in order to finalize things like codec support etc. I highly doubt they will ever finish the CM release for SGS2. Some of their devs have been whining about it for quite sometime now on twitter and g+

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:D now I can haz white ;)

13. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Another phone to add to my collection.

10. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

4.6 is too large for me :( it would've beeb better if it is 4.3. but who cares!! , its the galaxy slll!!!!!!!!

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Someone is going through trolling everyone on here by disliking their post. Immature if you ask me. Almost as Immature as someone blocking you on facebook because they got mad at you. My ex did that lol I didn't even do anything. Too obsessed with my cellular tech maybe? It isn't my fault I love the stuff.

14. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Its one of those immature iFans :D who else would do it?? They know SG3 is gonna clearly outshine their decade old iphone so they go dislike every post here :D makes me smile! Jelly much ifans?? lol

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm impressed to see Samsung overtaking Sony in screen department. Koreans are serious competition to Japanese

36. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

it's probably Apple and their extreme, diehard Apple consumers hating on the Asian technology... iPhone's internal components were mostly made by Samsung right???

7. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

This also sounds like a confirmation of screen size at 4.6"..

6. gayasarafe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

wow!! Samsung are really the stepping up their game. I mean these kinds of things are really expected from apple only. But's one

16. Retro-touch unregistered

Since when do Apple manufacture their own screens??? They just assemble, put iOS and put an apple logo while other companies like Samsung, LG etc supply the tech

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

but they demans top quality... lots of companies want to be te suppliers of Apple only the best make the cut... they dont settle for less is what he meant to say...

4. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Improvements of battery life is always a good thing! The SG3 sounds promising

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I have always preferred to have a super amoled+ installed on my device. In my opinion its easier on the eyes, thats the main reason i got my epic touch is because of the gorgeous screen and gs2's reputation, also the fact that a larger screen means I don't have to strain my eyes nearly as much looking at the screen. This device just keeps shaping up to be better and better.

2. idanielx

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thats an improvement!

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The more & more I read about this new Super AMOLED Plus screen the more & more I am impressed with it! Wow Samsung is getting off!

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol i know i feel just the same,if this is true then my hype level has gone up a bar

11. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

2 Super Jealous ifans dislike your comment :D lol

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know, the technology IS impressive whether they want to believe it or not. Those are clearly HATE thumbs downs. lol I am cool with it! :-) I mean there is no dispute that the tech that goes into those Super AMOLED Plus panels is mind blowing! That was all I was stating!

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