Samsung reports of over 300 million AMOLED panels produced
Samsung began manufacturing AMOLED panels from January 2007. Now, January 2013, the South Korean handset vendor and component maker is announcing that they’ve shipped over 300 million of said panels since then. And if the first 100 million took nearly half a decade to make, the second 100 million, roughly 11 months, the last batch of 100 million took them just seven months! All this to show how fast the technology is advancing.
Now, some of you may not like the AMOLED displays that much. Yes, the colors are somewhat oversaturated, the whites are not pure white, and the power consumption varies significantly depending on what’s being displayed on the screen. But that still doesn’t change the fact that Samsung uses AMOLED as one of their key differentiators for their high end products. The first, second, and third Galaxy S-s all shipped with AMOLED screens, just as did the first and second Note-s.
So, what to expect next for Samsung? We’re all waiting for the fourth generation Galaxy S, which reportedly will show off with a 4.99 inch 1080p screen. (the folks at AnandTech even have a photo of that particular panel). How will Samsung arrange the subpixels, though? Are they going to stick to PenTile? Are they going to switch to whatever makes the second generation Note special? Do they have something completely different we’ve yet to hear about?
We’ll find out more during the first half of 2013.