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Nexus One’s AMOLED Screen under the microscope

by mat on June 10th, 2010

After casually browsing this wikipedia article on google’s Nexus One (or HTC’s) I became interested in the AMOLED (Active-matrix OLED (Organic Light Emitting Device) screen due to its interesting pixel structure. Quote from wikipedia:

The Nexus One has a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen with PenTile matrix pixel arrangement. The raster resolution is 800×480 pixels, however each pixel in the PenTile RGBG display has only two subpixels (red and green, or blue and green alternately), rather than the three found in most displays. This gives it a total effective subpixel resolution of a 392×653 RBG display.[40]

So I decided to have a look under the microscope to see what I could find with my nexus one. Enjoy the following images:

Low Zoom

Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (Low magnification)

Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (Low magnification)

High zoom

Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (High magnification)

Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (High magnification)


Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (High magnification)

Nexus One's AMOLED screen under the microscope (High magnification)

Regular Pixel

Regular pixels from a TFT screen

Regular pixels from a TFT screen

**Update: New images from better microscope**

Nexus One Screen Under the Microscope

Nexus One Screen Under the Microscope

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