Some markets might see the Galaxy Note 3 with an LCD instead of Super AMOLED display

Some markets might see the Galaxy Note 3 with an LCD instead of Super AMOLED display
A Korean publication which often spills the beans on Samsung or LG plans, is now writing that some Galaxy Note 3 units may arrive with an LCD panel instead of the Super AMOLED Full HD display tech everyone is expecting for it.

Apparently those large Full HD screens of the OLED variety are pretty hard to produce with the necessary yields for the many millions of Note 3 units Samsung is expected to sell, and some of them will come equipped with the more traditional LCD tech, though the publication says it might be just 10% of the units in certain markets only.

The Full HD LCD panels are said to be sourced from a Japanese vendor, and, given how Samsung invested in Sharp recently, there is a good possibility in some markets the Note 3 will be sold with the excellent IGZO display tech, which brings high brightness and low power consumption in a slim package. that might also explain the different rumors we have about the screen size, ranging from 5.7-6 inches.

source: ETNews



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

An IGZO LCD or AMOLED display (with brightness and power efficiency improvements with a RBG strip) would be just fine. The Full HD Super AMOLED display in the S4 reproduces some of the most accurate colors on the market today. As well as giving you the option to see in vivid saturated colors. Either way, it's a win if it's one of the two aforementioned.

13. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I don't care what kind of display they used.... Just.... Bring it ON!! XD

15. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

is burn in still a problem for this tipe of amoled ? or the fading colours?

18. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

I have used AMOLED over two years on my phone and it is still perfect. Fading colours, I donĀ“t think that it will be a problem, maybe if you use it more than two years, but I have yet to encounter any problems.

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I'm a great fan of super amoled HD just like the one on s4 . personal preference will make me very much bored with the other option.

3. princedeking

Posts: 9; Member since: May 07, 2013

Amoled or Igzo...we ll still gooooooo Sam mobile shld increase the brightness...

4. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Note3 without Amoled! Impossible! We hear this same about S4.

17. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Exactly, the same rumor appeared for the S4, and it didn't happen. (Only if you include the S4 Active which has an LCD screen) Either way Samsung should stick to AMOLED because consumers like it and many people buy Galaxys just for the AMOLED screen.

21. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

The S4 active has LCD because the active is supposed to be waterproof, and well... OLED screens quickly degrade by moisture. And I mean quick! I think some tests showed with full exposure to high humidity rendered the screen useless within seconds -- just humidity, not being dunked in. I think they're just being careful.

5. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Sammy if u release LCD ones in 3rd world esp India................grrrrrrrr ur racist

14. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

They released their premium Exynos Versions in India , so m sure they are not concerned about race, more about productivity and profitability

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I would go for the LCD version.

7. oister85 unregistered

New page I like it

8. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

And India will get one with a suckyy display!

9. FlushGordon unregistered

As long as it is not an ''Xperia Z-quality'' TFT abomination, Im fine with it

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013


22. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Stop trolling and get a life.

24. SleepingOz unregistered

Take a look in the mirror and say that again. =]

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

This new Phone Arena UI sucks! Was perfect the way it was.

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Triluminos Display is already a phenomenal, so why AMoLED

16. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

note 3 without amoled? no thanks! i like colours that pops and stands out from the rest. After using my S4 for 2 months now, LCD screens looks kinda washed out to me.

19. FlushGordon unregistered

Amoled has its drawback..first we have the ''off-white'' rendering , then it tends to exaggerate Grays, resulting in a stark rendering when watching an HD movie with a predominantly dark / night scenes. Deep blacks arent always good I believe iPS is still the most well-balanced screen technology out there...

20. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I think Samsung should give us the choice between pls, igzo, or ambled. I choose which ever one uses less power consumption

26. SleepingOz unregistered

According to some in depth reviews I've read, these problems don't concern the AMOLED panel of the GSIV. I don't know about burn-in issue though.

23. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Amoled screens are good but not awesome. I hate it when watching dark scenes: less detail so I think IGZO will do.

25. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Hoping that one of the markets is the USA. I prefer LCD displays over Amoled (do to LCD having a far longer life expectancy and I prefer the colors it produces).

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

If AMOLED is of pentile (I love my Note2's non-pentile AMOLED very much than my RazrMAXX HD's Pentile AMOLED screen) then its better to get IGZO LCD FHD screen, imho.. If LCD Note3 pixel density is 360ppi, then Pentile screens's pixel density will be 240ppi only...

28. samsuper

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

With out super amoled , note 3 is not a complete package.

29. serge327

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Xperia Z Ultra Trilunimos X-Reality Engine Display > Note 3 LCD panel XD

33. Tplus

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Yet to be proven!

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