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's Super AMOLED Plus displays were an 2011-2012 upgrade to the company's Super AMOLED displays. Super AMOLED Plus display used a regular (RGB strip) sub pixel scheme as opposed to the Pentile Matrix used in 'regular' Super AMOLED displays. Only a handful of devices, shipped in 2011 and 2012 by Samsung and other companies did use Super AMOLED Plus displays. Samsung seems to have stopped using this brand and are now focused on Pentile scheme for all of its AMOLED panels.
Super AMOLED Plus devices
Super AMOLED Plus was announced in CES 2011, together with the first phone to sport these displays - the Infuse 4G. The display was a 4.5" one. Samsung's Galaxy S2 also had a Super AMOLED plus display (4.3" WVGA)
Samsung also adopted a Super AMOLED Plus display in their first OLED Tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (7.7" 1280x800 display).
Is Super AMOLED Plus dead?
The last device to actually sport a Super AMOLED Plus display was BLU's Vivo 4.3, a Dual-SIM smartphone introduced in 2012. Since then Samsung did not release any new device with a Super AMOLED Plus display - all of Samsung's newest phones and tablets use a 'regular' Super AMOLED display (with a Pentile Matrix).
The latest Super AMOLED Plus News:
- BLU's Vivo 4.3 Dual-SIM Super AMOLED Plus smartphone now shipping
- The Galaxy Note 2 uses a non-pentile OLED display at 267 PPI
- Nouvoyance explains why PenTile OLEDs last longer
- DisplayMate presents a Galaxy S range shootout - sees rapid performance improvements
- Engadget reviews the S3: the display is great, better than older AMOLEDs
- Samsung producing sample Super AMOLED Plus HD displays, used in Tizen developer phone?
- Samsung - we keep using PenTile AMOLED displays because they last longer