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Advancements of Smartphone Displays over the years

There’s no person in this world without a smartphone. It is the basic mode of communication. The present-day smartphones are well advanced in all aspects like display, camera, voice clarity, etc. But the main thing we consider before buying a phone is its display.

Do you think the ultra-modern display in the latest smartphone is there right from the start? No right! There were nearly 10 different advancements in the least to reach the Gorilla display that we’re using right now.

The first display was TFT LCD – Thin Film Transistor Technology. It was succeeded by the In-Place Switching LCD i.e. the IPS-LCD. The modernization and increase of features followed until the presently used Gorilla technology have arrived.

Here are some of the advancements made to the smartphone display:

  1. OLED:

The Organic Light Emitting Diode technology followed the Resistive and Capacitive Touchscreen LCDs. This type of display is widely used for both mobiles and monitors. In this technology, an organic material usually carbon is sandwiched between the conducting sheets anode and cathode and this is inserted between the glass plates.

With improved picture clarity and low power consumption, it was a perfect choice for transparent displays until its successor came up. The pixel range is 1080×2280 usually, featuring high-definition displays.

Smartphone Displays
  • AMOLED:

Active-Matrix OLED is an improvisation of the OLEDs. Specific to mobile phones, these displays have rapidly marked their place in the high-end mobile phone’s displays. They carry all the features from OLEDs like improved picture quality, lightweight, better battery performances, etc.

The resolution can range between 720p for normal HD AMOLEDs and 1080 pixels for the Full HD AMOLEDs. With an improved count of pixels, it is obvious that the AMOLEDs are better than the previous ones with more visibility.

  • Super AMOLED:

Super AMOLEDs are an advancement to the AMOLED displays first developed by Samsung. Here, the touch sensors are included within the display itself unlike the others with separate touch layer. This is why it is the thinnest of all the displays right now.

The visibility and image quality is greatly enhanced with the pixel resolutions up to 2140p for full HD.

Following this up were the Retina displays and Tactile or Haptic touchscreens, with a lot of improvements in the aspects like video quality, performance, etc. While Retina was used by Apple, Haptic was used by Blackberry and Nokia.

  • Gorilla Glass:

It is a unique alkali-alumino-silicate glass sheet with extraordinary damage and breaks resistance that not only offers fantastic display but protects the phones from scratches, bumps, etc. Most of the modern phones come with this Gorilla display with enhanced video quality and safety too. After this was introduced, there were many improvisations to it like the Corning Glass, etc. keeping in mind the safety of displays as well as the phones. The Gorilla Glasses are known to be the most reliable and safe in the present-days.