Advantages of Super AMOLED | Disadvantages of Super AMOLED

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Super AMOLED and its basics. It mentions benefits or advantages of Super AMOLED and drawbacks or disadvantages of Super AMOLED.

Introduction: AMOLED is the short form of Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. This technology adds TFT (Thin Film Transistor) layer to provide greater control over the light emitted by OLEDs. AMOLED display screen emits colors directly from the organic diodes. Hence it does not require polarizing filters, crystals or any LED backlights as required in LCD display screens. This helps in saving power and slimming of the display screen size to considerable extent.

AMOLED display screen

AMOLED consists of four layers viz. anode layer, organic middle layer, cathode layer and Substrate layer.

With AMOLED, there are issues such as glare and readability in direct sunlight. Super AMOLED has been developed by Samsung to address these issues by minimizing number of reflective surfaces and power required to achieve vivid image on the display. Samsung introduced Super AMOLED to the commercial display devices such as smartphones. Super AMOLED offers exceptional viewing experience for its users compare to AMOLED.

What is Super AMOLED ?

The AMOLED display with integrated touch screen is known as Super AMOLED. Instead of using separate layer which recognizes touch on the top of screen, it is integrated into screen display itself. Super AMOLED integrates touch sensors and actual screen in the single layer itself.

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The term is created by Samsung for AMOLED display with integrated touch screen digitizer.

Benefits or advantages of Super AMOLED

Following are the benefits or advantages of Super AMOLED:
➨It offers greater resolution as wide range of colors are supported with incredible color clarity.
➨It offers contrast ratio of 100000:1 and hence it will automatically adapt to various lighting environments.
➨Due to above, it is easier for eyes while playing games and watching favourite multimedia.
➨It offers wider viewing angle.
➨Due to its superb display of image it is used for outdoor readability.
➨It offers longer battery life.
➨There is no motion blurs on video play.
➨Super AMOLED offers 20% brighter screen, 20% low power consumption and 80 % less sun-light reflection.

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Super AMOLED

Following are the drawbacks or disadvantages of Super AMOLED:
➨The repairing cost is higher as entire display screen need to be replaced after damage.
➨The devices with super AMOLED are expensive than regular LED/LCD displays.
➨Refer advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED display screen.

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