At long last the long awaited Galaxy SIII smartphone has emerged and the blogs such as Android Community http://bit.ly/K5t9Rz are describing the unboxing. Despite the many speculations about Samsung abandoning PenTile for this 720P OLED display http://bit.ly/JFb79Z , it is now apparent that this didn’t happen. http://engt.co/IpwdXs Samsung has not abandoned PenTile and still counts on PenTile for such high resolution OLED displays such as the Galaxy S3 with a 306 PPI layout.
When bloggers refer to PenTile Super AMOLED as being cheaper, I have to ask them, “Cheaper than what?” Show me a comparable, high resolution RGB stripe AMOLED display to compare this to. If there is no such displays any discussion of relative cost is meaningless. PenTile technology remains an enabler for high resolution OLED applications, not a cost reducer. And, as long as the demand for ever increasing resolution continues you will see many more such PenTile OLED designs.
Increasingly I am seeing blogs that ask what is wrong with PenTile anyway. Despite the vocal critics, at a pixel pitch in the range of 300ppi+ PenTile technology is a great fit for these applications.