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Apr 28, 2013

When Samsung launched the GS4, they said the Super AMOLED display uses PenTile. Back in January, it was reported that Samsung will adopt a new subpixel scheme that uses diamond sub-pixels, but up until now we didn't hear anything official from Samsung. Today the company finally did acknowledge the new design, and published two closeup photos of the GS4 display.

Diamond Pixel photo

Diamond Pixel, as Samsung's calls their new design, is a PenTile subpixel scheme, in which there are twice as many green subpixels as there are blue and red ones. The green subpixels are oval and small while the red and blue ones are diamond-shaped and larger (the blue subpixel is slightly larger than the red one). DisplayMate says that this is because green is the most efficient (and long lasting) OLED emitter while the blue has the shortest lifetime.

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Why there are black spots on many blue sub-pixels? or is it my imagination? :p

Looks like SONY F65 CMOS RGB filtter:

after all, CMOS and screen work differently. in fact, sony this structure 'Q67' cause each logical pixel only contains 2/3 information a real pixel should have. despite that it only has 67% info, it still includes 3 basic colour. and with the algorithm, this structure works far better than normal bayer structure, which is used in most record-systems. But CMOS is only CMOS, it is not what u directly see, so i think this might not work for screens...

It seems that the fill factor is only 20...25%, so there's still room for improvement, if new deposition methods just allow that.

I am not sure that the deposition method is what is limiting the fill factor, I would guess the electronic contacting and probably the encapsulation is.