Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
Yea, but AMOLED is one of the few technologies that does extremely well on displays with high pixel density. Pentile is cheaper than a regular RGB grid array, but that's about it.
Also, it will probably be pentile as green has traditionally been a weak color on AMOLED displays; pentile accents green mostly.
The problem with pentile is the pixel layout makes things look fuzzy and generally kinda crap if you have picky eyes like me.
The note 2 solves it by having a short red and green pixel horizontal, and a large blue pixel vertical. It makes things a lot sharper (since every pixel has a red, green, and blue sub pixel)
And you can't compare the DNA's screen to the Samsung screens. Totally different technology.
And the problem with Amoleds are premature BLUE pixel deaths. (which is the reason for pentile and the non-standard RGB layout of the note 2)
Apparently our eyes are less sensitive to blues, so by using larger, dimmer blue pixels, and double up on the reds and greens, they can get the pentile displays to last longer (then improved on it with the GN2 screen)
I still don't understand Samsungs original logic of "Less blue cause they die faster". though based off the images of the GS3 screen, the reds are VERY tiny, greens are very thin, and the blues are pretty fat and big (but dimmed) So I guess by using half the number of lower output large blues, combined with the layout, attempts to get more life out of the screen. But it makes everything jagged and is especially noticeable with whites and text together.
I highly doubt they will use a pentile display now that they've found a solution with the Note 2's screen