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- Samsung announced a new smart phone display technology Eco 2 OLED.
- It is being used on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone just released.
- The new display will help reduce the power consumption of mobile phones, among other benefits.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was just released a few days ago, but the next generation of foldable phones has more new technologies than we initially thought. Today, Samsung Display announced that this phone is the first phone to use its new Eco 2 OLED technology, which brings multiple advantages to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Eco representative SecondEfficient power companyConsumption + Secondfriendly companyRepresentative, for those who keep scores at home.
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Samsung Display said in a press release that Eco 2 OLED does not require a plastic polarizing layer. Usually, this layer is used to help the phone reflect external light. However, the same layer also reduces the light transmittance of the mobile phone by more than 50%.
The new Eco 2 OLED display has what the company calls its own “innovative pixel structure.” This increases the transmittance of the display on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 by 33%. At the same time, since the mobile phone does not transmit so much light, its battery life can be increased by up to 25% compared with the use of ordinary OLED displays.
The new display technology also improves the performance of the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 4MP under-screen camera (UDC). Removing the polarizing layer allows UDC to be exposed to more light. The result is that such a camera can be placed in a foldable phone, so that the phone owner can get a true full-screen media experience when not in use.
Finally, because the Eco 2 OLED display does not have a plastic polarizing layer, mobile phones using this technology can reduce the overall use of plastic, thereby making better use of mobile phones in terms of environmental impact.
Samsung said that the Eco 2 OLED display has been patented in seven countries, including the United States. It can be said with certainty that we can expect more Samsung smartphones to use this display technology in the future.