Samsung using diamond-shaped pixels for 440ppi+ AMOLED panels to debut in the Galaxy S IV
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 23, 2013, 2:47 AM
Samsung has been developing those by utilizing the Laser-Induced Thermal Imaging (LITI) production process, which is cheaper and allows for much smaller subpixels to be laid out than the conventional Fine Metal Mask (FMM) process it's been using so far for the Galaxy line, for example.
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I just got some popcorn and waiting for the eye cancer comment......or rather 'i' cancer..........
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 2:58 AM 19
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Anybody else who thinks that 4.99" is stupid marketing? (vs. simply calling it 5") Who the hell cares about that .01" difference anyway? (.01" = One-Quarter of a millimetre)
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:40 AM 4
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It's not stupid marketing. 4.99" sounds more compact to the average user than 5 inches, not your regular tech junkie like me or yourself. Also, I don't think the S4 is aiming to be a phablet, since most of those are classified as phones that are 5-inches and above. They're merely going for the smallest possible screen size that can hold a 1080P resolution without being a phablet. You have no idea the challenge people have in making screens smaller with a higher resolution.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 4:43 AM 5
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I got to agree with you. The 4.99" is a super effective marketing strategy. It was used on pricing goods and products. It has a psychological effect to human minds to see that it's smaller than 5.00"
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 7:56 AM 4
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I can't wait for that full hd super amoled display!
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:01 AM 10
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I want to see a 10-inch one mate!
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:57 AM 9
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Fudge I wanted to get a blackberry for the next upgrade and to move away from Samsung but the s4 is tempting. The key is van they design the phone with the same dimensions as the s3. I'm beginning to realize the s3 frame is both ergonomical and built for the hands better than anything from LG HTC and definitely Motorola. The combo of SwiftKey and s3 is spot on.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:03 AM 5
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I think diamond (lozenge) shaped pixels will just have an effect on the eye to make it seem taller. Maybe in a few years we'll master the circle pixels, which would be the best shape for a pixel. That sh*t will look so smooth.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:13 AM 0
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..Thermal Imaging (LITI) production process, which is "CHEAPER" and allows.. Well wel well, that is SAMSUNG, a "CHEAP" Company :P
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 5:19 AM 2
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whats wrong with you? Samsung is not afraid to implememt bleeding edge technology into thier devices and still make it affordable, unlike some companies still sticking LCD technology and selling devices at premium for people like you, OLED for the future and FTW!
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 5:53 AM 8
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Super AMOLED at 440ppi is going to be something if Samsung can pull it off but it is going to have to be that sharp though I think because wouldn't a diamond-shaped pixel layout - if it looks like a wire fence close up - only look more jaggy?
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 6:07 AM 0
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I wish they could just use a traditional RGB stripe, because the pen tile matrix on my GNex bothers me, especially next to my friends Lumia 920. I hope this diamond or hexagon solution looks ok, as long as it gets rid of this Pentile crap. Definitely looking for an LCD display if the Amoled HD is lacking. However I feel like pentile at 440ppi would be good enough.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 7:49 AM 0
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i don't know if it's the same but I'm pretty sure it's harder to manufacture a 4K oled tv compared to a phone though it's smaller (as it's harder to make larger oled screens i think lol) for instance the one Sony presented at CES. correct me if i'm wrong haha
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 8:30 AM 0
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Dunno man, Pentile and Diamond shaped pixels to make up for not having the ability to provide consumers with full RGB pixels? No go for me. Shouldnt even be able to be called full 720p for the pentile matrix. You wouldnt sell a brand new car to a customer with no doors and still call it a car. (Bad metaphor, but you get what I mean)
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 9:25 AM 0
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Better example: you wouldn't sell someone a car if you told them it got 30 miles per gallon when it only gets that on the highway and not on city streets. But yes I get what you mean.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 11:25 AM 0
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i thought ppi depended on the resoluton/ screen size ?
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 11:03 AM 0
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