Look Out Apple, Samsung Ready To Produce 350PPi Display Technology??!!
If you have ever owned a Samsung device, you most likely have some experience with their AMOLED display. As one of the world’s chief manufacturers of these displays, they find their way onto many Samsung phones and tablets. Sammy’s displays are known for vibrant colors, great viewing angles, and performance in sunlight. However due to their technology being based on a PenTile matrix there have always been detractors who point out that LCD has a step up in clarity. All that is about to change with news out of Samsung’s camp yesterday. So what have they pulled off? What is a Pentile Matrix? What is AMOLED? Let’s take a look and find out.
AMOLED stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode and to explain how it works I am going to use a quote from OLED-Displays-
Active matrix (AM) OLED displays stack cathode, organic, and anode layers on top of another layer – or substrate – that contains circuitry. The pixels are defined by the deposition of the organic material in a continuous, discrete “dot” pattern. Each pixel is activated directly: A corresponding circuit delivers voltage to the cathode and anode materials, stimulating the middle organic layer. AMOLED pixels turn on and off more than three times faster than the speed of conventional motion picture film – making these displays ideal for fluid, full-motion video.
While there are many different names for AMOLED displays they are based on a Pentile Matrix. What is this? Basically the pixels are arranged Red-Green-Blue-Green layout(that is it on the right in the image above) that allows for higher resolution using less pixels. This is where LCD gets ahead, with a higher pixel density, text and images look clearer when examined at close distances or zoomed in. Samsung is usually able to stay ahead of this with the size of their displays. The larger display encourages you to hold the display further away, meaning you will not even notice the small difference in clarity. So how can Samsung combat this issue and bring about a game changer?
Yesterday word leaked out that Samsung has perfected their FFM(Fine Metal Mask) production method and are now able to produce a OLED display with a pixel density of 350ppi(pixels per inch). This easily beats the one serious bragging right that iPhone users have had, the fact that the Retina display has 326ppi. So the color, clarity, and viewing angles of a OLED display with the crispness and clarity of a LCD? Yes Please!!!! Now if this is 100% true we could be looking at some seriously badass displays on the next generation of Samsung devices!! We will absolutely be keeping our eye on this story as more develops!