The folks over at OLED-info got a bit of inside information about Super AMOLED HD screens, and the news is good. Using a new and improved manufacturing process and materials, Samsung has supposedly managed to get high resolution Super AMOLED screens at a much smaller size than was previously possible, and we may be seeing them this fall. There's even a bit of speculation that they are even more cost efficient with this new process, and a Super AMOLED panel is now 20 percent cheaper than the equivalent S-LCD panel. Awesome.
Remember, this is all third hand info, but here's the skinny -- we should expect smartphones with Super AMOLED HD (720p) screens in the five to six inch range this fall, and the first will likely be the GT-i9220 with a 5.3-inch display. Yes, that model looks familiar, because we have seen it leaked from a Lithuanian retailer (listed with a 4.3-inch display), but Samsung was quick to remind us that it was "not accurate." We should also be seeing a 7-inch tablet with a Super AMOLED HD screen by then end of 2011 (happy dance).
Like a lot of other people out there in Android phone land, I'm hooked on some Super Amoled. I just don't want my next dream phone to use anything else. I'm also not feeling the love for a 5 inch or larger phone, so seeing more and more resolution squeezed into a smaller package is like music to my ears. I've made peace with the fact that I'll probably have to move up to a 4.3- or 4.5-inch display on my next purchase, and fooling around with a Samsung Infuse has helped me justify it with some sort of voodoo mind trick. If this info turns out to be correct, we're so close.
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