Article last updated on: Feb 10, 2019

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).

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The latest Super AMOLED Plus news:

Samsung sold over 20 million Galaxy S II phones

Samsung reported today that it has sold over 20 million Galaxy S II phones in 10 months (7 months faster than the Galaxy S model). The accumulated sales of the Galaxy S and SII models now surpasses 40 million (i.e. Samsung sold 20 million of each phone model). Just last month Samsung announced that is sold over 5 million SII phones in South Korea alone - and about 25% of South Koreans own this phone!.

Samsung's Galaxy S2 has a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED plus display, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, NFC, Bluetooth 3 and HSPA+. It's only 8.49mm thick at its thinnest point.

Engadget reviews the Tab 7.7: the best 7" tablet, stunning display

Engadget posted a review of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7. They say that it's the best 7" tablet - with a stunning display, a long lasting battery, good performance and thin size. The only problem? it's quite expensive. And they sure love the 1200x800 Super AMOLED Plus display - "We could tell you it's vibrant, stunning and breathtaking, but even that wouldn't quite do it justice. The contrast here is so deep, and the viewing angles so wide, that other tablets' screens look washed-out in comparison". Amazon.com is now offering an unlocked model for $749.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet with an OLED display, a 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus panel, offering 1280x800 resolution. Other specs include Android v3.2, Dual-core 1.4 Ghz processor, HSPA+ radio, 16GB to 64GB internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and two cameras (3MP and 2MP).

Samsung - over 5 million Galaxy S II phones sold in South Korea, 25% of Koreans use this phone!

Samsung announced that they sold over 5 million Galaxy S II phones in South Korea. This is the first time a single phone model reached that number in Korea. Samsung calls the S II Korea's "national phone" - and it makes sense as 25% of phone owners in Korea (about 20 million) use it!

Samsung's Galaxy S2 is the successor to the popular Galaxy S. It has a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED plus display, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, NFC, Bluetooth 3 and HSPA+. It's only 8.49mm thick at its thinnest point.

Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus Galaxy Tab 7.7" now available unlocked in the US for $749

Amazon.com is now offering Samsung's Super AMOLED plus packing Tab 7.7 (P6800) - for $749. This is an unlocked model, probably with 16GB of memory - and it's shipping now. This is a lot cheaper than in the UK - where it costs over $1,250 (£808) and will only ship in 1-2 months. This seems to be a model bought in Korea and shipped to the US.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet with an OLED display, a 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus panel, offering 1280x800 resolution. Other specs include Android v3.2, Dual-core 1.4 Ghz processor, HSPA+ radio, 16GB to 64GB internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and two cameras (3MP and 2MP).

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 to launch in 1-2 months in the UK

Amazon.co.uk is now listing Samsung's Super AMOLED plus packing Tab 7.7 (P6800) - for £808. The page says it will ship in 1-2 months, and you can order one. This is a 3G, 16GB unlocked model. Amazon also lists the 32GB model for £926

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet with an OLED display, a 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus panel, offering 1280x800 resolution. Other specs include Android v3.2, Dual-core 1.4 Ghz processor, HSPA+ radio, 16GB to 64GB internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and two cameras (3MP and 2MP).

Toshiba shows their 7.7" OLED tablet

Toshiba held a press conference, one day before CES 2012 opens, and they unveiled the OLED tablet they already said they'll show. It seems that the tablet is a "reference design" - so it's not a finished product yet. And the OLED panel is 7.7".

According to the report, the OLED does not use PenTile. It's probably the same Super AMOLED Plus panel that Samsung uses in their own Galaxy 7.7 Tab. Hopefully we'll hear more from Toshiba soon - including when and where they plan to release this tablet.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is headed for Verizon with LTE

There are reports that Samsung's Super AMOLED plus packing Tab 7.7 is headed towards Verizon - and this particular model will support LTE. Last week we reported that an unlocked 3G model is now available fore pre-orders on Negri Electronics, for $668. We're not sure if all these reports are real, but the tablet sure is coming soon (it did arrive in the FCC for testing and approval weeks ago).

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet with an OLED display, a 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus panel, offering 1280x800 resolution. Other specs include Android v3.2, Dual-core 1.4 Ghz processor, HSPA+ radio, 16GB to 64GB internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and two cameras (3MP and 2MP).

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 ready for pre-orders?

A few weeks ago we reported that Samsung's Super AMOLED plus packing tablet has arrived at the FCC for testing and approval. We still do not have an official release date or price - but the Tab 7.7 (or P6800) has popped up for pre-order on Negri Electronics - for $668.50 (for the unlocked 3G 16GB version). We're not sure if this is legit, but if so - it probably means that the first OLED tablet will be released soon...

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet with an OLED display, a 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus panel, offering 1280x800 resolution. Other specs include Android v3.2, Dual-core 1.4 Ghz processor, HSPA+ radio, 16GB to 64GB internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and two cameras (3MP and 2MP).