Samsung Galaxy S III Screen To Be 4.6-inch Super AMOLED+ According To OLED Association Report


Prior rumors of a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED+ HD screen for the Samsung Galaxy III just got another plausibility boost. This time it comes from the OLED Association. According to a news report on Samsung’s screen technology, it seems they may have just let the cat out of the bag.

 SMD [Samsung Mobile Display] is planning to release a 4.6” Super AMOLED HD Plus with the 319 ppi for the Galaxy S3 Super AMOLED plus in May of this year.  In addition, SMD is expected to add phosphorescent green, which will reduce power consumption and make the OLED display competitive with the retina display at white levels of 40%, while significantly outperforming LCDs for images and video.

The Plus means this screen will not be using a Pentile pixel matrix. That’s good news since a Pentile display shares the red and blue pixels on the green cell, rather than having three separate cells, making the display nearly 30% less sharp, technically, than a full dot matrix screen. Normal users won’t notice a difference, but many screen enthusiasts (screenophiles?) claim they can, and won’t buy a device with a Pentile display.

This report also mentions a May release, which seems perfectly plausible, but we have no other evidence to confirm this date.

source: oled association
via: androidcommunity

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Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I was hoping for a little larger of a screen, like 4.8in, but a 0.2 inch difference isn’t that big of a deal (plus it makes for better pixel density). Besides, a 4.6in screen would still be 0.6 inches larger than my Fascinate’s screen, so it would already be a big enough difference for me. I hope this comes to Verizon.

  • yarrellray

    I already have a 4.65 screen i was hoping for 4.8 without question. There better not be any other disappointments otherwise GALAXY NOTE2/JOURNAL here i come espically when it arrives on Verizon

  • Shdupdates

    Addicted to galaxy note display. Can only try to adjust with it. Otherwise wait for quadcore
    version of handy galaxy note.

  • Superduty1985

    Shoot I wanted 4.8″ I have a skyrocket with 4.5 and 4.6 is not large enough !

  • Blett70

    Come on this is a phone not a tablet 4.6 is not that much smaller(0.2). And the screen is not the only reason to buy the sammy G3. The resolution on this puppy will be sweet. it will be mine mwah hahahahahaha