The usual supply chain sources of Digitimes has confirmed today that the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a pretty interesting display.
Sources in the supply chain said Samsung is likely to launch a 4.6 inch Galaxy S3 that has an increased pixel size of 319pp in the second or third quarter of 2012, and will use the Super AMOLED HD Plus panel.
For one, the display will be 4.6-inch in size. The Galaxy S II has a 4.3-inch display, so the successor will be even bigger. The screen will have a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, meaning the pixels density is 319PPI.
Secondly, the display will be of the Super AMOLED Plus HD branch. The Plus in the name means that gone are the days of PenTile arrangement of pixels, and in comes a regular RGB matrix. This will make the image look much better, and you shouldn’t be able to distinguish the individual pixels.
With a PenTile arrangement the colors in a pixel aren’t equally big, resulting in red and blue pixels being more easily visible than green ones. Straight lines also tend to become zigzag on PenTile displays.
The Samsung Galaxy S II has so far been the largest display to support a regular RGB matrix. The Galaxy Note, and other big smartphones, usually make use of a PenTile matrix. It’s great to hear that display technology on smartphones is moving forward.