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We take a closer look of at the Samsung Galaxy S III PenTile matrix display

One of the big mysteries ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement was about its screen – will Samsung use a SuperAMOLED HD display similar to the one on the Galaxy Nexus or go the SuperAMOLED Plus route like the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

We got close enough to the S III to snap a macro shot, which quickly revealed that Samsung has chosen a PenTile matrix for its flagship droid.

The green subpixel is long and thin, while the blue subpixel is of the same length but thicker. As for the red subpixel, appears rounder, which indicates that it’s shorter than the other two subpixels.

All this points to the matrix used in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That one used long thin green subpixels, thicker blues and shorter reds.

We have to point out that the 720p resolution on a 4.8″ screen works out to 306ppi pixel density and the display appears tack sharp. You can see the PenTile if you look close enough, but you will have a hard time noticing it in regular usage.


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