If there’s one thing Samsung is good at—its displays. Those OLED panes of glass that are our pocket-friendly window into the internet keep improving with every generation. Even though Samsung didn’t pack in more pixels this year, the new Note 5 and S6 Edge+ displays are the best yet.
A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking…
Great technologies are often met with the response "I never knew I wanted that!" So, uhm, here's the Samsung Galaxy Note! It will only fit in raverpants, and its trademark feature is a stylus. Well, we certainly never knew we wanted those features... but do we?
Next year we could be seeing cellphones with round displays, if Samsung has anything to say about it. The first thing that springs to mind is that it might be for some kind of wearable cellphone, wrapping around a wrist.
Some reporters from The Korea Herald claim Apple may ditch its IPS LCD display, snub its nose at a new high-resolution Retina display for tablets and adopt AMOLED for its next generation tablet.
Tiny tablets' major advantage over the 10-inch crowd: They'll fit in your pocket (especially if you're the type of person who wears cargo pants). Samsung's latest foldable, creaseless AMOLED display will let you fold a tablet in half—effectively making bigger tablets pocketable.
Some tablets and smartphones ship with an AMOLED display. Newer ones are shipping with a "Super AMOLED" display. What so super about it, and what does all this alphabet soup even mean?
See that tablet weeping into its ports? Yeh, that's the Galaxy Tab, suddenly threatened after Mommy Samsung announced production of 7-inch AMOLED screens today, for their own products but other companies' wares, too.
DisplayMate's Dr. Raymond Soneira put the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus One, and Motorola Droid through their paces to determine which smartphone's display is truly "super," and which are just so-so.
Should you be worried that HTC is swapping its AMOLED screens for Super LCD panels? According to this video comparison...no, not really.
HTC has today confirmed rumours of a planned switch away from the supply constrained AMOLED screen tech it sticks in its Desire and Nexus One phones, with new/old and more plentiful "Super LCD" screens replacing them.
Samsung is planning to launch a display with an AMOLED plastic panel on the universal board within two years. Why? Because by switching to the plastic panel, the AMOLED display would become unbreakable.
Samsung's Super AMOLED screens have caused quite a stir lately, and as this video comparison shows, it certainly handles direct sunlight better than an AMOLED screen. When put next to an LCD though, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
If Nexus One reviewers could agree on one thing, it was that the phone has a stunning screen. But for those inky blacks and vivid colors, you're apparently paying a hefty price: I mean, look at that.
Samsung's new TL500 is capable of shooting RAW with a crazy fast F1.8 lens and lets you view it all on a twisting AMOLED screen. It's possibly Samsung's best point-and-shoot ever, and it could be a Canon S90 killer.
In today's Remainders: possibilities. Bing hopes to expand its search empire by adding Yahoo's results; T-Mobile looks to add WebOS to its roster; the next iPhone might get a Super AMOLED screen (it won't); and porn possibilities abound for troops.