AU Optronics beats Samsung in the race to QHD AMOLED

AU Optronics beats Samsung in the race to QHD AMOLEDYou’d be forgiven for thinking Samsung might be first to unleash a QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display, having announced it was beavering away on such a beast earlier this year.

But nope, that particular accolade goes to the lesser-known AU Optronics, which produces displays for multiple manufacturers, including – you guessed it – Samsung.

Taiwan’s AU Optronics officially declares the world’s highest resolution AMOLED panel over on the AUO News Center, with some chick in a short skirt (obviously) holding it aloft for all to see.

Spreading those 3.68 million pixels (count ‘em) across a 5.7in display yields a PPI rating of 513.

AU Optronics is reportedly brewing a 6in QHD AMOLED display, too, while Samsung will likely announce something soonish.

Of course, the key word here is AMOLED; we’ve already seen a small handful of non-AMOLED QHD smartphones, including the Oppo Find 7 with its 5.5in 2560 x 1440 (538PPI) display.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Martin described Full HD 1080p displays (how quaint!) as “a bit of a Holy Grail for smartphone makers”, but the advances in mobile display technology continue unabated.

For an interesting wee chat about the merits of higher resolution displays, hit up this here thread.

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