Some popular smartphones have seen shortages based on components and if those smartphones use AMOLED screens, that screen is often the main component that isn’t available in enough capacity. There are several companies investing heavily in AMOLED manufacturing and the supply of panels will grow moving into 2011.
Samsung Mobile Display is reporting the highest operating profit margin of display manufacturers worldwide, according to Etnews, with the company's Super AMOLED primarily responsible for the sale success. In Q3 2010, SMD saw sales worth 1.272 trillion won ($900m), with a 10.5-percent operating margin. Meanwhile, supplies of AMOLED panels are set to grow vastly from May 2011, when Samsung's new production line starts up.
The DLNA has prematurely tipped [pdf link] an incoming Samsung Android smartphone, the Samsung Stealth V SCH-i510. Listed as an Android 2.2 Froyo device, the Stealth V has a 4.3-inch WVGA AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera, together with WiFi b/g/n and a microSD card slot.
Hey gang, welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! This is the last edition before Thanksgiving in the US, so if you celebrate the holiday have a great one! We put up our review of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab this past Sunday. We figure that the Tab has more flexibility in some areas than the iPad but has an overall rougher feel.
It's a day full of fun, in the USA at least, so much of it I can barely contain my joy for it all! Two more Samsung Galaxy Tabs available, one from Costco, the other from Bell. LG announces a new phone by the name of APEX, and Giorgio Armani releases their very own Samsung Galaxy S. Then some sweet concepts: a Porsche phone, a hybrid AMOLED/E-Ink phone, a Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car grown in a nursery, and a solar powered umbrella. Evan's "Week with the HTC HD7" continues with "the Apps," Don decides on Vizio, and Phillip marks the recession of the Social Tide with one big delete button. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Oh conceptual design, how awesome thou art. This is the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" by Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae, a phone that employs both a lovely AMOLED screen in glorious full color when it's active, and an E-Ink display when it sits in standby mode. Juice saver deluxe! Furthermore, the degree of transparency in the screen shows the percentage of battery remaining. Fade away like you're Marty McFly. Futuristic.
With all this hype surrounding the Nexus S, with live images falling prey to the Internet along with the fact that it's believed the device will launch with a stock version of Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, there's a little room here for speculation regarding the device. Considering we don't know anything about it, outside of a few rumors here and there, what the device will actually do, or what hardware specifications it will promote is anyone's guess. So, let's start guessing, shall we?
Samsung's new displays have been all over the place today, with 7-inch Super AMOLED panels for the next-gen Galaxy Tab, and a 10.1-inch skinny screen for a tablet teaser. It turns out they were only the start of it: NetbookNews spotted a dual-screen 4.5-inch PenTile AMOLED MID prototype, various flexible displays - including one being folded in half - and a transparent 14-inch AMOLED shown in a notebook mockup.
Samsung Display's 7-inch Super AMOLED isn't expected until midway through 2011, but the company has been showing off another interesting panel at the FPD International 2010 show this week. The company has brought along a flexible 4.5-inch AMOLED that runs at WVGA 800 x 480 resolution and can be rolled down to a 1cm radius.
Just incase you might not know, Samsung officially announced today the Continuum, a lovely little phone with a separate 1.8-inch notifications panel. We were hanging out at the Samsung press event this evening and got a chance to wrap our paws around the Continuum, what with it's Android 2.1 (weird?), 512 MB or ROM, 384MB or RAM, and integrated Wifi. For more information on the press event, head on over to "Samsung Continuum for Verizon Due in Stores November 11th". For more information regarding this very brightly backgrounded phone, head deeper into this post.