OLED displays use organic materials that emit light when electricity is applied. OLEDs enable emissive, bright, thin, flexible and efficient displays. OLEDs are set to replace LCDs in all display applications - from small displays to large TV sets.

Samsung GS6 and GS6 Edge photo

Samsung's Super-AMOLED displays, announced in January 2010, are AMOLED displays with an integrated touch function. In a Super AMOLED display, a touch-sensor is placed over the display (on-cell). 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).

In 2010 or so, achieving an HD resolution in a mobile phone was a great achievement, and Samsung used to market those displays as Super AMOLED HD or HD Super AMOLED display to make sure people know these are HD displays. Today, as most high-end mobile displays sport Full-HD (or even higher) resolutions, Samsung no longer adds the HD before or after the Super AMOLED.

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