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PenTile

A display technology from Samsung that uses clusters of five (penta) subpixels. Originally developed by Clairvoyante, PenTile uses fewer subpixels, and subsequently less power, for the total number of pixels on screen than the conventional RGB subpixel method. The PenTile method is used on smartphones to prolong battery life. See OLED.


A PenTile Subpixel Cluster
PenTile uses a cluster of red, green, blue, green, red subpixels rather than the standard RGB.
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It's true that Samsung applied the PenTile method on its AMOLED smartphones, but mobile device panel is completely different from a TV panel in terms of usage, size and so on.
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