A macro photo of the Nintendo Switch OLED shows it is not a Pentile display

A few days ago Nintendo started shipping its anticipated Switch OLED gaming console, with its 7-inch 1280x720 OLED display. The console costs $349.99, and initial reviews find the display to be an excellent improvement over the LCD used in the previous model.

Nintendo Switch OLED macro photo

This is an interesting sub-pixel structure, quite similar to the one used by the Apple Watch - and also to Samsung's S-Stripe displays (for example the one used in the Galaxy Note II). This is not Samsung's standard architecture for mobile devices, the Pentile display (or Diamond Pixel structure).

Posted: Oct 10,2021 by Ron Mertens


The subpixel layout looks similar to the S-Stripe subpixel layout used e.g. in Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Note II.

This is true, this could be an SDC display, indeed!