How Samsung creates the true HD Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S3

April 11, 2012
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As the world waits for the impending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S3, more details trickle out about the flagship phone, making tech pundits pore over every little scrap of information, in a sort of virtual feeding frenzy. Coming from the same source that revealed the physical home button and 5-column layout of the phone, a new report allegedly reveales the process used to produce the true HD Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The display on the Samsung Galaxy S3 will improve upon its predecessor — that much is a foregone conclusion. Moving away from the 4.3-inch screen of the Galaxy S2, the successor will carry a 1280 x 800 resolution, like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus, on an screen that measures at least 4.7-inch (or 4.65 according to other rumors). Many reports have that the Samsung Galaxy S3’s display will boast a 316ppi pixel density, which will be a significant improvement over the 250ppi found on the Galaxy S2.

The fact that the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus come with a PenTile matrix arrangement didn’t go down well with those that demand display perfection. But Samsung, it appears, has found ways to produce a normal RGB matrix for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (without the burdening cost), by combining the Fine Metal Mask (FMM) process used in AMOLED screen production with the new Laser-Induced Thermal Imaging (LITI) method. The latter helps Samsung produce pixels as small as 2.5 micrometers. While the FMM is used to produce blue pixels, the LITI is utilized for the red and green pixels.  In short, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to have a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen with true HD resolution that will probably satisfy even the most demanding of screen purists.

The mainstream consumer probably doesn’t want to know the process that takes place behind the making of those fine gadgets that they’re holding in their hands — and that’s fine. But knowing the length that manufacturers went through to create them does make you appreciate technology even more. Now, please hurry up and announce the Samsung Galaxy S3 already!

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