iPhone 4′s Retina display consumes 30% more battery; little advantage over AMOLED, says Samsung.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was pulling of a ballad over iPhone 4′s new Retina display at WWDC ’10, which runs at 960×640 resolution on a IPS LCD, and boldly claimed superiority over an OLED screen.
“You can‘t make an OLED display with this type of resolution right now.” Jobs said at the event.
“Retina display is going to set the standard for displays for the next several years. We don’t think anybody’s going to come close,” he said.
Yeah…that seems to have irked Samsung a little bit.
A spokesperson for Samsung Mobile Display said that though the Retina display offers higher resolution than super AMOLED, but insisted that the difference is small.
“The visibility difference is only 3 to 5 percent. But raising resolution to that level increases battery consumption by 30 percent,” he told The Korea Herald.
Moreover, Samsung believes its screens offer better viewing angles and contrast, and concludes by saying that “structually, IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology”.
Round 2: FIGHT!
Source: Korea Herald.