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Samsung Galaxy S3 Missed On Super AMOLED HD Plus But Not Tizen's Dev Phone

Samsung may be having difficulties with the production of Super AMOLED HD Plus displays which use a full RGB Matrix, which could explain why it used PenTile technology instead for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

However, it appears that its Tizen-based developer phone, which is known as Fraser, carries the model number GT-i9500 and was displayed at a recent developer conference in San Francisco, comes with a Super AMOLED HD Plus screen, one which appear to have a 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution.

The phone is said to have an ARM-based processor which would be rather odd given that Intel is a founding member of Tizen together with Samsung (ed : that said, the first Intel mobile SoC - Medfield - ran on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, not Tizen).

The Linux-based operating system is made up of Intel's Meego and Samsung's Bada OS. The former is an aborted project between Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo which gave rise to the N9, which itself was the precursor of the Nokia Lumia 800.

It's also interesting to witness how Samsung is betting on three different horses at the same time; Windows Phone, Android and Tizen. Arguably, Android remains its strongest horse yet.

Source : SamMobile


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