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Samsung Galaxy S III has Pentile AMOLED screen

Sorry, videophiles - that rumor that the Galaxy S III will be using a non-Pentile display turned out to be false. It's using the same Pentile Matrix technology that previous Samsung phones (among others) relied on. We had heard that the new Samsung flagship would use the sharper and more expensive "Super AMOLED HD+" layout (i.e. a standard pixel grid) but we can confirm here at the Mobile Unpacked event that this is not the case.

LG renames Optimus LTE to Optimus True HD LTE to highlight non-Pentile screen

When it comes to Pentile matrix displays, there are three major opinions: those who don't know, those who don't care, and those who absolutely can't stand them. LG seems to be squarely in the third camp, and they want to make sure that Chinese customers know exactly where they stand. To that end they've renamed their current flagship Optimus LTE (known as the LG Nitro HD and the LG Spectrum here in the States) to "Optimus True HD LTE", highlighting the fact that their 4.5-inch IPS 720p panels use a standard matrix layout. The first market to see the change will be Hong Kong.

OLED Association outs Galaxy S III screen: 4.6-inch Super AMOLED+

Welcome to your daily dose of Galaxy S III news! We still haven't seen a convincing render or press shot of Samsung's upcoming flagship, but according to and off-hand sentence from the OLED Association,  we may finally know exactly what screen it's going to use. In among a gigantic report, the Association let slip that the Galaxy S III will have a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ screen - a 720p panel similar to, but distinct from, the screen that's on the Galaxy Nexus. What's different about it? That little plus sign makes all the difference: it means that the screen in question won't be using a Pentile pixel matrix. The report pegs the phone's release for May.

Galaxy S III enters testing in Korea, may have non-Pentile screen

Another week, another batch of Samsung Galaxy S III rumors. We know it's coming, because a Samsung representative told AsiaE that the device has entered the testing phase in Samsung's home territory of South Korea. The standard testing regimen apparently takes two months, but Samsung wants it done faster than that - perhaps to get it good and ready for a pre-Olympics rollout. There's also news out of Korean site DDaily that the GSIII uses a 4.65-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen. That sounds identical to the panel found on the Galaxy Nexus, with one important difference: it doesn't use the Pentile pixel layout.