Super AMOLED HD exists, tip industry insiders, big screen smartphones coming from Samsung in the fall

Super AMOLED HD exists, tip industry insiders, big screen smartphones coming from Samsung in the fall
Today seems to be high-resolution mobile displays news day, after we posted that Apple is allegedly moving to Sharp for its future screens.We have to admit we almost broke the chair when we got this tip, but industry insiders, one of them a Samsung supplier, have seemingly confirmed the existence of those elusive high-resolution Super AMOLED displays we've been hearing about ever since Eldar Murtazin said there will be another flagship Samsung Android phone with a high-res screen by the end of this year.

The above sources have said to expect 5-6" Super AMOLED HD smartphones as soon as this fall, and 7" tablets announced by year-end. Some of this ties up nicely with the rumored 5.3" Samsung Galaxy Q handset, and hints at the reality of an Ice Cream Sandwich phone with HD resolution screen that was listed in the recently leaked Samsung roadmap, which could very well be the Nexus Prime.

The sources have clarified that this eventual 720x1280 pixels resolution is not yet achieved by the laser-based LITI production method, but rather with the current Shadow Mask (FMM) lines, and some clever utilization of the PenTile matrix, similar to the Super AMOLED display on the first Samsung Galaxy S. For more info, you can read our in-depth comparison of the RGB and PenTile matrices on Super AMOLED displays - it's a bit disappointing that PenTile will be used to achieve the HD resolution, but we are saving judgement until we see the final units.

The disadvantage of Shadow Mask was that it was pretty expensive, especially for larger AMOLED screens, but through better uniformity and new materials Samsung has managed to bring costs down for Super AMOLED screens to just 20% more than a regular Super-LCD one, and allow for HD ones, which is remarkable.

The new Samsung Mobile Display OLED factory is said to be sitting now on a lot of spare capacity anyway, since HTC moved to LCD due to AMOLED shortages last year, and Nokia isn't selling as much smartphones as expected. The IFA expo in Berlin is fast approaching in just two weeks or so, and it is widely expected that Samsung will be showcasing this new gear at the event.

via OLED-info

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50 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Let's get this kind of screen on the Wave 3 : D !

2. huh unregistered

here comes the bada "maniac" again...........cant u see anything beyond wave?........the world is changing dumb a@@.........be a part of it....

4. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

The world is changing allright, bada is a new Os and the world is changing more and more towards it...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

id rather listen to peter talk about bada than taco talk.. period.

37. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thanks : )

28. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Nope it doesn't ...

40. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

As tempting as it is to wait for the Wave 3 or Nexus Prime, l think I'm going to buy my gf the SGS II anyway. Why? 1. It's been out since spring time in Asia and Europe, so there already are lots of customs ROMs available for it now. 2. Nexus Prime will be out for Christmas, Google even said, they release their flagship phones at Christmas. That means, just another 3-4mos and the SGS III will be out. 3. I can't make her wait forever, there will ALWAYS be another killer handset 3-4mos away. Thank you COMPETITION, consumers are winning! Imagine if Apple was still the ONLY player in the game? Thank GOD they are going down!

3. Moo unregistered

Nexus Prime! Loooking good!

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow Samsung is on a huge roll. If they indeed come out this a phone with THIS type of resolution it would be a marvel. Super AMOLED screens have the best color reproduction & black levels that are unmatched in the industry. Now they will have HD quality resolution, this by far will kill the so called best screen out right now. I may have to look into a phone with this kind of screen. Imagine a 4.3 or 4.5 Super AMOLED with the 720x1280 HD display with a 1.5 to 2.0 GHz quad-core processor running Android Ice Cream Sandwich all with 1 to 2 Gigs of RAM! Wow that would be the ultimate phone PERIOD. What is funny is that those types of phones are now LESS than a year away! I can't WAIT! lol

6. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Imagine that running bada on the Wave 3 : D !

7. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Didn't the wave 2 fail? I'm pretty sure it did lol.

9. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Why you probably won't see a wave phone . After this, I want you to stop posting crap about Bada lol. http://blog.crownpointdesigns.com/2011/02/04/why-did-google-wave-fail/

12. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Of course i'll se a wave 3. Samsung has even confirmed they will be coming with a S8600 which is the logical folow up from the s8500 wave. And no the Wave 2 did not fail, i have 3 friends that i know of that use the Wave 2.

13. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Lol. I took it you read it peter?

15. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

No, point in reading it. I know that Samsung will continue coming with Wave phones, i know that for a fact. Well what did the article say then ?

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah Peter that would be HUGE for Bada!

8. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It has the best black levels but the worst color reproduction. The AMOLED colors are overly saturated. Nothing look natural on an AMOLED display overly colorful.

10. jasongom

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2011

thats true but isnt that a more of a software thing? Couldnt the colors be adjusted to be more realistic?

20. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

The displays are tuned in software to be oversaturated. Samsung already has their mobile DNIe available for viewing movies on the Galaxy SII with more natural color reproduction. No software in the world can fix the contrast issues with LCD. Super AMOLED FTW!!!

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That was exactly what I was going to say. Thanks biggles you read my mind! You nailed it! :-)

45. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

For me personally, the popping colours and contrast is THE biggest selling point that drew me towards Super AMOLED. I can never use a washed-out LCD screen after my Galaxy S. That's also the reason why I have never before considered tablets. However, if Super AMOLED is coming to tablets too, that may well be my next purchase. Can't wait !

11. ilia1986 unregistered

lolz Evo.. imagine how pathetic will the iPhone 5 look like when the Nexus Prime\SGS3 will roll out with such a display - and a dual core 1.5+ GHZ processor. Also, imagine how much arse kicking will we get to do here to the likes of Taco and Miz! :D "Ooh but iPhone 5 has this magical 3.5mm headphone jack! Apple invented that. And a power button. Apple invented that too. And a screen. That's surely something that Apple invented".

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol I know what you mean! lol

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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19. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

The sad thing is that after quad-core 720p phones come out there is nothing better to expect I am afraid. Only processor-wise MAYBE.

26. ilia1986 unregistered

I don't think so. Remember that in 2004 - 5 everyone said that 3.x P4s are the best there is - and then intel went multi-core. There is always room for improvement.

39. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

I'm not sure anyone ever said that 3.x Ghz P4s were the best thing available, unless you were looking for space heaters for your basement...but we get the point

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there is plenty to expect. bendable phones, holograms, built in GOOD projectors, all sorts of stuff that you or any of us havent thought of yet. In design testing they are normally 2-5 years ahead of production. Who knows what they have in those labs that they havent told us.

34. ilia1986 unregistered

I think that the next iteration of smartphones as we know it would be the belinding of the apps and the OS. Right now it's OS + 1,000,000,000 different apps. But what is there was a way to integrate the apps into the OS? sorta like FF extensions. They are there when you need em, easily accessible - and when you activate them - you aren't taken from your main screen into a some guy's gui concoction.

42. IEatApples

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

wp7 does this already

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