Missing the key point as usual
The Galaxy S II is SAMOLED+, this newly announced S II HD is only SAMOLED.
Upshot? The subpixel density is the same, the higher pixel density is achieved by switching back to PenTile. C'mon Reg!
Samsung had its hands full today, launching several phones, including this refreshed Galaxy S II with a large HD screen. The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE - which was announced in Korean this morning - sports a 4.65in OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The handset is apparently the first with an OLED display to feature …
Given the choice I'd rather have the pentile one. You'll get the full benefit of the pentile on video and image data and still an improvement in text display. Not as much of an improvement as a 1280x720 non-pentile OLED (and not as much energy saving as a pentile RGBW LCD) but probably the best screen available at the time of it's release.
Why is it that when resolution increases people immediately assume that it will be unreadable? Print resolutions can be upwards of 1000dpi but it doesn't mean that all text is written with a single dot thickness. Increased resolution on screens is almost always a plus point IMHO: text becomes sharper, colours appear more solid, AND smaller text becomes more legible.
Paris because she looks better in HD.
These assume that you are looking at moving video, and at a distance where you see the whole screen as one. When you are that far away, then maybe, but if you are looking at static images, at a distance where you move your eyes to look at different parts of the screen, then I think you notice the difference.
I've been waiting for a 720p phone for a very long time (partly for text quality, partly I was spoiled by a 3" WVGA screen in the past, partly because video is less mangled by it). I've no problem with the size - my Sensation isn't that much smaller, and easily fits in a pocket/my hands. PenTile is a big disappointment, though - it may put me off.
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