Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer

After the Galaxy S III announcement many people, including us, were wondering why Samsung decided to use a PenTile Super AMOLED screen instead of an Super AMOLED Plus unit.

Well, a Samsung spokesman has explained why. The reason turned out to be plain simple Ė itís not because Samsung canít satisfy the demand Ė itís just that the PenTile will last longer.

As it turns out, the RGB AMOLEDs degrade much faster than the PenTile AMOLEDs so the picture quality becomes worse faster. The blue pixels are the ones to blame Ė they degrade faster than the red and green pixels. The PenTile displays have less blue pixels because of the RGBG subpixel layout and thatís why they have longer life span.

Samsung wants to ensure top-notch display quality even two or three years after the users get their Galaxy S III and it seems the only way is to use PenTile displays.

Does that mean that the Galaxy S II users have only two years of proper service ahead?

We already met the Galaxy S III and thanks to its high ppi density, the PenTile matrix is hardly noticeable (as opposed to the Galaxy S), so you should not worry about the image quality.

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Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer - reader comments

  • Astarbucks

Is this article correct? Elsewhere it's been reported that its the green subpixels that degrade faster, not the blue. This is potentially important for users in deciding whether to use blue or green themes on their screens.

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  • 2012-07-25 04:39
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  • Jackskellington6sic6

No actually. First off it's HD. Some screens have more sub pixels some have less. No matter what they are the resolution they are. If we wen by your theory then are phone screens are crap seeing tv's are usually using at least 6 sub pixels. So...

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  • 2012-05-24 08:04
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  • Anonymous

what if youre a troll what if we dont believe you what if youre full of it what if you have no clue what you are saying what if your jealous what if this is stupid

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  • 2012-05-24 08:00
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