Article last updated on: Feb 22, 2022

Back in 2011, Super AMOLED 2 was rumored to be the brand name of Samsung's second-generation Super AMOLED display technology. In 2011, reports suggested that Samsung will use Super AMOLED 2 in its upcoming flagship Android phone. In the leaked slide you can see below, it indeed listed a sAMOLED2 display technology:

This Super AMOLED 2 display technology, however, was never released, and Samsung kept branding its high-end AMOLED displays as Super AMOLED displays - even though the company kept improving the display technology and increase its performance. In recent years, Samsung did introduce some new brands, such as its Dynamic AMOLED displays, which adopt LTPO as a backplane (and can dynamically change the refresh rate).

Super-AMOLED displays feature an integrated touch function over a regular AMOLED. Samsung has placed a touch-sensor (on-cell) over the display and made it evaporate. The thickness of the touch sensor is just 0.001 mm and this allows the screen to provide better images and to have great visibility even in direct sunlight (Samsung says that they perform 20% better than regular touch AMOLED outdoors). Super AMOLEDs also have better lifetime than regular AMOLED and are very responsive to touch. Super AMOLED have been announced in January 2010.

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