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VIDEO: Samsung's AMOLED Gets the Sunlight Test

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Samsung yesterday announced its Wave smartphone, completely with Super AMOLED display. But how is AMOLED different to plain, old OLED?

AMOLED displays are supposedly more vivid than OLED ones. They're also said to perform better outside on bright, sunny, days. The folks from Portablegear (via Engadget) took the Samsung Wave outside to see how well the display performed in the sun. The result? AMOLED rocks.

Now if only I could get an AMOLED display for my laptop…

Samsung Wave hands-on

Read more about the Wave here.

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    ryanjm , February 16, 2010 8:06 PM
    That was so weird listening to the foreign language mixed in with english words like "camera" "super", etc... it was like he was speaking english but some of his words got garbled.
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    NegativeX , February 16, 2010 8:13 PM
    I wish they would just finally state how many NITs it is and be done with it.
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    g00ey , February 16, 2010 8:17 PM
    What a horrible accent. I used to believe the Dutchies were a lot better in English than that.
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    chronicbint , February 16, 2010 8:20 PM
    We dont need AMOLED in the UK as we dont have sun over here.
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    jdubsbooth , February 16, 2010 8:21 PM
    g00eyWhat a horrible accent. I used to believe the Dutchies were a lot better in English than that.


    I actually thought he was speaking Dutch with some English words sprinkled in.
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    justiceguy216 , February 16, 2010 9:20 PM
    g00eyWhat a horrible accent. I used to believe the Dutchies were a lot better in English than that.


    That's definitely not english, the words you recognized were pieces of technology. "AMOLED" is still "AMOLED" in Dutch or English.
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    steiner666 , February 16, 2010 9:29 PM
    i thought it was someone doing a drunk sean connery impersonation at first.
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    g00ey , February 16, 2010 9:32 PM
    The first sentence sounded like he said "Samsung Wave is the first phone to use the stuerungsystem Bada", and I just thought "doesn't he know the word operating system?!?" and stopped listening. I guess it is Douche he speaks after all.
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    Cons29 , February 16, 2010 10:26 PM
    i cant view the video :)  (im at the office) but it is an improvement if it is actually viewable hahaha. i have samsung jet, and cant see crap on the screen under direct sunlight, but other than that, amoled rocks! very deep black, very nice colors.

    can we have this on lcd monitors?
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    bogcotton , February 16, 2010 10:52 PM
    cons29i cant view the video (im at the office) but it is an improvement if it is actually viewable hahaha. i have samsung jet, and cant see crap on the screen under direct sunlight, but other than that, amoled rocks! very deep black, very nice colors.can we have this on lcd monitors?


    Lol,

    you've kind of fundamentally misunderstood what amoled and lcd means there.

    amoled is good because of the properties of the technology used (A-ctive M-atrix O-rganic L-ght E-mmitting D-iode)((I hope to God thats correct).

    LCD is Liquid Crystal display.

    I think you mean could we have this in laptop/ desktop sized displays.

    Maybe in 5 to 10 years they will be down to the £1000 mark.

    Maybe.
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    Cons29 , February 16, 2010 11:17 PM
    ahaha sorry i meant to be used on our computer monitor, sorry my bad, kinda got used to lcd being a monitor, and yes i know lcd and amoled :)  anyway i meant monitor :) 
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    bp 4575 , February 17, 2010 3:21 AM
    Why can't they just make the glass surface non-reflective or have the refelction blurred? I've seen reflection blurring done on TVs before.
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    anamaniac , February 17, 2010 4:49 AM
    Can I got a 1024x768 AMOLED screen in my PSPgo please?
    Seriously, the resolution sucks and I have to max brightness when outdoors, and I can still barely see it (though brightness is always at minimum for indoor use because of the PSPgo's crappy battery life).

    Sony and Samsung, you're making great phones.
    Now, how about some love for the portable gaming market?
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