PS Vita uses AMOLED Screen Technology

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Nov 19, 2011
  1. Satangel
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    Some new details regarding the PS Vita screen have emerged including the manufacturer and screen technology.

    A report from a Korean newspaper reveals that the Playstation Vita uses Samsung's AMOLED screen technology. Samsung are also confirmed to be manufacturing the screens for Sony. If you are unaware of the terminology AMOLED basically means the screen uses an advanced colouring technique, basically the colours on the PS Vita screen will be very vivid and bright.

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    So that means the PS Vita will include a 5 inch 960x540 AMOLED touchscreen.

    Some products such as the Samsung Galaxy Tablet also use Samsung's AMOLED technology.

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    It looks so purty.
     
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    so long, pure black colors on my Sony games....
    Ah, well, whatever.
     
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    Isn't this very old news?
     
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    What? I thought they said it was going to be an OLED screen or was that just a rumor?
     
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    F*ck yes.
    I saw the amoled on the samsung galaxy S, damn that was beautiful.
     
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    No, Sony said OLED but not AMOLED.
     
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    Last time I checked, OLED displays still had the issue of a fairly fast discoloration, has this been fixed yet? Also, most commercial AMOLED implementations only had a limited set of colored subpixels, unlike LCDs which usually have every pixel trichromatic.
     
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    The screen is still OLED

     
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    Aren't LCDs the ones that can't produce "true blacks" because they still let the backlight pass through a filter?
     
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    Oh, awesome. My friend and I just got Samsung Galaxy SII phones, and the Super AMOLED screens look beautiful. Great news.
     
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    In short this means that the Vita will be 100% playable even in the middle of a well-lit desert, which is always a good thing. We don't want another GBA Classic, do we? That console, as much as it was awesome, was hard to play on even when you were standing at the very centere of the sun itself. You'd expect Nintendo to know those things after GB Light... Thank God for GBA SP and SP mk.2.
     
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    Indeed they are. That is the main selling point of Plasma Display Panels, after all.
     
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    No glare on the screen...?! O:

    F*CK YES AMAZING
     
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    Pretty much. As opposed to a standard backlight, AMOLED screens are composed of organic LED's representing individual pixels, hence they don't need to be backlit. Moreover, those LED's can vary in light intensity, producing "real colours" and "real black and white". These drain the battery of course, but the effect is quite stunning.
     
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    purdy purdy purdy!
     
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    I'm not sure if it's the same exact screen that's on the SII, but there is still some glare on with the Super AMOLED. It's incredibly minimal when compared to other devices, but it is still there. It's still kind of hard to use in the sun unless you max out the brightness. The phone has auto lighting, so it's usually not a problem, but I imagine you'll have to manually adjust the brightness on the Vita - unless they said something to the contrary. Either way though, the screen on the SII is stunning, so if it's the same one, it's welcome addition.
     
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    The Vita is shaping up to be a very, very beautiful machine. Mm-Hm.
     
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    It may not be glare-free, but the reduction of the current glare problems is very welcoming.
     
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    There are no glare-free screens. As long as you can "play" in sunlight without any gymnastics, I can't really think of anything "better" they could've done. This is pretty much the only "beef" I have againts some portables - when the screen is unreadable in sunlight, it's not really a protable, is it? The idea is to carry the device around, isn't it?

    I know AMOLED displays are readable in sunlight - not perfect, but good enough to tell who's an enemy and where's a door in games, and that's a reason to worship devices which use such screens.
     

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