“A spokesperson for Samsung argued that quadrupling the resolution actually had little impact on clarity, at most three to five percent, and that that it would allegedly hike the battery drain by as much as 30 percent,” Electronista reports. “AMOLED is purportedly better as it doesn’t need a backlight and makes up for any resolution loss in other ways, such as higher contrast with true black, more accurate colors and no limits on viewing angles.”
“‘Structurally, [Apple’s] IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology,’ the representative told the Korean Herald,” Electronista reports.
“The iPhone 4 panel is still considered one of the most advanced displays both for its ‘invisible pixel’ effect and for overcoming most of the perceived drawbacks of LCD, covering a very wide color gamut and touting much wider viewing angles than the often cheap LCDs used in other phones,” Electronista reports. “Samsung’s official also omitted well-known drawbacks of AMOLEDs, including their high relative cost and poor visibility outdoors.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Samsung’s rep also left the following out of his sour grapes: “Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi; Video playback: Up to 10 hours.” He must have been in a well-lit place and couldn’t see Apple’s iPhone 4 battery life specs on his fake Samsung iPhone’s washed-out AMOLED screen.
When you see it, iPhone 4’s screen makes people gasp. It really is stunning.
Oh, by the way: Screen Test: Apple’s iPhone 3GS LCD gets the part over Google’s rebadged HTC ‘Nexus One’ AMOLED – February 22, 2010
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Andrew W.” for the heads up.]