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Samsung Galaxy S3 To Come With 720p Super Amoled Plus?

A Korean publication, DDaily, has reported that Samsung Mobile Display, one of the numerous entities that make up Samsung as a Chaebol, has started to produce the screen for the Samsung Galaxy SII; the display is said to be a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 1,280 by 720 pixel resolution.

The display is likely to be the first non-PenTile display - hence the "Plus" moniker - from Samsung Mobile Display for the smartphone market. Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE use Super AMOLED HD Ready PenTile displays.

At 316ppi, the phone's pixel density would not be far from the 326ppi of the iPhone 4s. And if DDaily's reports are indeed true, it would make BGR's previous "exclusive" piece about a 4.8-inch full HD display obsolete.

In any case, a 4.8-inch display with a 1,920 by 1,080 pixels resolution would have pushed the smartphone into tablet territory. Indeed, it would have been an oddity given that Samsung doesn't even have a tablet with a full HD resolution, let alone one with a quad core processor as rumoured on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The S3 is going to face the challenge of the HTC One X which is available from as little as £26 per month although Samsung appears to have a winner on its hands with one rumour saying that 10 million units have been preordered already.

Source : DDaily (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.