Standard, boring LED screens: your days are numbered! Samsung announced today that it will begin mass producing AMOLED displays with touch functions built right in. The displays will be 3.3″ WVGA touchscreens that will be, thanks to the AMOLED technology, much thinner than your average touchscreen display on current phones. The beauty of this technology is that it produces thinner, brighter and more vivid displays because it doesn’t require the additional touch input layer on top of the screen. Samsung managed to place a touch sensor over the mirror display and made it evaporate, leaving just a 0.001mm thick sensor over the display.
Thanks to this method of manufacturing displays, Samsung can happily claim to be the world’s first in creating an AMOLED display with touch function. Now we can look forward to thinner devices, the vividness of AMOLED screens and, because it doesn’t need a backlight, much longer battery life. A Samsung rep says, “Through mass production, we want to make this touch embedded AMOLED panel number one in the LCD and AMOLED market.” Well, getting a head start and being the world’s first certainly puts Sammy in a position to be where it wants.