Samsung to overtake Apple’s Retina Display bragging rights
The one thing left for Apple owner’s to brag about these days are the Retina Display screen’s used in the iPhone4S and the new iPad. Not for long. A recent report from Korea suggests that Samsung have managed to reach 350 ppi on an OLED display using FMM (Fine Metal Mask). The Retina display on Apple’s iPhone 4S features 326 ppi and the panel on Apple’s new iPad sports 264 pixels per inch. Up until now Samsung focused on LITI (Laser Induced Thermal Imaging) technology to reach such high resolutions, but if this is true then Samsung can quickly apply this production process to their current AMOLED devices.
With the development of FMM (Fine Metal Mask), Samsung is said to be able to achieve an OLED pixel density of up to 350 ppi (pixels per inch). Currently, such high-density pixelation can only be achieved by with LCD mobile displays. And even though we have devices like the Galaxy Nexus, which does have a 720p AMOLED display, the crispness and clarity can never match that of the HTC One X or Apple’s Retina Display (due to its need of a pentile display).
Mixing the colors of Super AMOLED displays with the non-pentile pixel-density of LCD would be a dream. The difference would mostly be noticed in small text, which is actually pretty crisp in AMOLED HD displays. But does it match HD LCD ? Definitely not. In other words, we may soon see Samsung smartphones featuring screens with industry-leading clarity in addition to the amazing color reproduction they already achieve. Hats off to the Korean giants for once again coming up with something to give Apple a run for their money.