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Jun 20 2011   8:51AM GMT

Super AMOLED Plus Is Simply the Best Type of Screen Available

Ed Hardy Ed Hardy Profile: Ed Hardy

If you missed it, a few days ago we published on Brighthand a review of the Samsung Infuse 4G. The highlight of this Android smartphone is its Super AMOLED Plus display. The author of the review, Adama Brown, has plenty of compliments for this screen, and I’d like to add my own.

Samsung Infuse 4GBrown said it looks “great, with true, crisp blacks, extremely vivid colors, and untinted whites.” He also pointed out that this display “performs as advertised in direct sunlight: not just better than previous OLEDs, but better even than most conventional LCD screens.”

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) screens take advantage of a property of some organic molecules that causes them to glow when a current is applied to them. What this means for a display is that there’s no backlight required — the pixels on the screen are providing their own illumination. Therefore, OLED displays are thinner and generally require less power to run.

Samsung has been improving the basic OLED and is now making the aforementioned Super AMOLED Plus. This is, without a doubt, the best screen I’ve ever seen on a mobile device. I second Brown’s comment: “wow”.

I was particularly impressed with its viewability in direct sunlight. It succeeded quite well at a task that other types of screens just aren’t up to. With the Sun shining right on them, most types of displays are barely usable. On the Infuse 4G, I’d be willing to read an ebook. It’s that good.

As far as i know, Samsung has so far been reserving its entire output of Super AMOLED Plus displays for its own smartphones, but I hope that changes soon, to the point where every smartphone (and tablet too) will use this type of screen.

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