By Stephen Schenck | September 6, 2012 12:41 PM
We’ve already known that Samsung’s interested in pushing the limits of OLED fabrication techniques; back in July, we heard about the company’s work with Fine Metal Mask technology to achieve some very high pixel densities, up in the 350ppi range. Today we learn of another avenue the company’s displays efforts may be heading down, upon rumors of new ClorOLED screens.
Supposedly, Samsung’s working on this new 5.8-inch display with the intent of getting it ready for full production by next summer. What’s really interesting about these ClorOLED components is what the rumors say about subpixel arrangements. Forget about PenTile skimping on the total number of elements; according to this, ClorOLED would employ an arrangement of 16 subpixels. We’re not even sure how that would work, but the presumption is that it could lead to increased image clarity and possibly a wider color gamut.
Something’s a bit wonky with all these rumored ClorOLED specs, though, with some reports looking to pixel densities up around 350 again, while the supposed 1024 x 980 resolution this panel is said to have means a density closer to 245. That aspect ratio also sounds very wrong for a smartphone screen, so we’ve got a strong suspicion we’re not getting the full story here.
We look forward to someone finally making a little more sense out of these rumored ClorOLED plans, and for now we’ll just keep the hope that we could see something arrive late next year that might feature a big, beautiful Samsung screen.