A lot of the rumors we have heard the last few months have been about the Samsung Galaxy S3′s display. Most of those rumors where made by anonymous sources, all saying something different. This is why we still have no idea what kind of display the Galaxy S3 will use.
But on the 10th of April the OLED Association made some interesting statements. In a news report on their website they claim that the Galaxy S3 will feature an 4.6” Super AMOLED HD Plus display.
The reason this is interesting, is because the OLED Association is reputable source. They work close with Samsung (for example: the vice president of Samsung is part of the OLED-A) and other companies producing OLED’s.
4.6” Super AMOLED HD Plus it is?
Here is a part of the news report that caught our attention:
Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) employed 3 TFTs and used the Pentile pixel layout for its high density displays, but Pentile was criticized for its handling of characters.
In 2011, SMD supplied three AMOLED displays, a 4.3” Super AMOLED plus with 217 ppi, a 4.65” Super AMOLED HD with 285 ppi and 5.3” Super AMOLED HD with 285 ppi that lead Galaxy smart devices. The designation Super AMOLED Plus means a side by side pixel configuration.
SMD 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.
Source: OLED association
No Full HD display?
Now we know the 4.6 inch and amount of pixels per inch, we can calculate the resolution. After doing this calculation we can conclude that based on these rumors the Samsung Galaxy S3 will use an 720p (1280×720 pixels) resolution, and not a full-hd 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) display like some of the rumors say.
In my opinion this is not necessary a bad thing, the difference between 720p and 1080p will be almost impossible to tell on just 4.6 inches. Plus 1080p takes way more processing power because the amount of pixels that needs to be displayed is around 2.3 times as big. This means a slower device + more battery drain. Are the extra pixels really worth that?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be announced on May 3rth, and than we will finally know what kind of display the Samsung Galaxy S3 will use. Will you be dissapointed if the Galaxy S3 has an 4.6 inch, 720p display? Let us know in the comments!