Rumour: Samsung developing Galaxy Note III with LCD

Samsung is reportedly working on an LCD version for its upcoming Galaxy Note. The news comes from Korea’s ET News where they claim that Samsung is working on an LCD variant along with an AMOLED one and will sell both the variants according to market preferences. This is interesting because Samsung’s Galaxy Note series currently sells with AMOLED displays and the change in the new Galaxy Note is due to the shortage of OLED panels.

The site also says Samsung is in talks with two Japanese companies for procuring the IPS LCD panel but could weigh towards Sharp.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note III at IFA in Germany and if that happens, we’ll be reporting it live in September.


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3 years 9 months ago

what about PHOLED display?

3 years 9 months ago

why? the problem with manufacturing AMOLED panels just suddenly showed up now? don’t forget that last year both galaxy note 2 and s3 were using Amoled and there was no problem.

3 years 9 months ago

maybe it’s for Galaxy Note 3 Active…

3 years 9 months ago

LCD = cheaper manufacturer costs = natural colours = White BLACKS

AMOLED = expensive to manufacturer = Over-Saturated Colors = Deep Blacks

Maybe a third of the Galaxy Note 3′s may use AMOLED’s and the rest are LCD’s due to AMOLED’s manufacturer constraints.

Who knows, Samsung could be manufacturing AMOLED displays right now for the Note 3.

3 years 9 months ago

I prefer AMOLED. Just look at Sony’s displays. They look terrible. Don’t trust the Triluminos BS.
There is a video on youtube where the Xperia Ultra reviewer said the new Sony display is not quite there yet. Galaxy S4 and HTC One have the best displays in the market today.

3 years 9 months ago

Well the source says (yup Korean) Galaxy Note III could be made with both AMOLED and LCD. And at the end of the article, it says that the confirmation has not been reached but even if Samsung uses LCD, it will be only 10%.

And look what! Galaxy Note III will support LTE-A (now it’s the carriers’ turn to bring LTE-A) and Snapdragon 800..!!

3 years 9 months ago

AMOLED: Poor direct sunlight visibility, all kind of tints, black dots and lines visible with black backgrounds at dark, black crush, pentille matrix, non sharp text, over saturated colors…

3 years 9 months ago

I am inclined to agree on many of your observations..I updated my S2 to S4, HD Super Amoled is still struggling in many areas, wish Samsung had made HD Super Amoled Plus RGB pixel screen. looking forward to compare the S4 Active which also has HD 441ppi RGB LCD. But it all depends on the quality of those panels. I am excited to see the upcoming OLED from Sharp and LED Triluminos from SONY. Samsung needs to get serious about their display technologies

3 years 9 months ago

Similar statement came out for the S4 a few months (Samsung may be using an LCD SoLux display/PHOLED display)

But rumours are rumours, and we’ll just have to wait and see what Samsung will bring to the table with the Note 3.

Let’s hope it’ll still be AMOLED. At the moment, Samsung is the only manufacturer using AMOLED as a primary display technology for flagships..