The Samsung Galaxy S3 was perhaps the most anticipated device of the year. However, the launch event left everyone somewhat underwhelmed because of the plastic industrial design and the 4.8-Inch Pentile Super AMOLED HD display. At the minimum, we expected an RGB Super AMOLED Plus Panel on the Galaxy S3, but that was not to be. Also Read - OnePlus 9 to have a 144Hz display, ultra-fast wireless charging, and more
Samsung has defended its decision to implement the Pentile panel in the Galaxy S3. In an interview with MobileBurn.com Samsung’s Phile Berne revealed that Pentile AMOLED displays were more reliable than the RGB ones. He explained with a Pentile layout, the sub pixels were arranged as RGBG (red,green,blue,green), which meant that there were more green sub pixels than red or blue. This he says is the reason Pentile AMOLED displays last longer as RGB matrix AMOLED display have a tendency to deteriorate faster. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite details revealed, could launch as Redmi Watch
He further added, most Samsung consumers kept their devices for 18 months and they had to ensure a minimum durability. While saying this, he also admitted the technical advantages of the RGB matrix display in terms of color reproduction and legibility , though he said that for most consumers this is a non-issue, and the deficiencies of Pentile technology only come forward once put under a microscope. Also Read - Moto Z4 Play to come with 48-megapixel primary camera, in-display fingerprint sensor: Report
He also emphasized the fact that Samsung has further enhanced the Pentile display on the Galaxy S3 from the one on the Galaxy Nexus as the pixels were more tightly packed, which technically should make the Pentile problem even less noticeable.
On the whole we also tend to agree with him on the topic of Pentile or non Pentile AMOLED displays, as most consumers are not privy to the minute differences between the two technologies. Plus, we also agree with the fact that the Pentile legibility becomes less noticeable at higher resolution such as 720p found on the Galaxy S3, and the enhanced contrast ratio of AMOLED technology definitely adds a wow factor.