Samsung wants the brand name ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’ to be registered in the European Union. The name probably points to a display that offers a much improved VR experience.
One of the major drawbacks of the current Gear VR experience is the relatively low screen resolution. Even in combination with a top-notch phone like the Galaxy S9, there is a so-called ‘Screen Door Effect’: because you can see the individual pixels, it is like looking through a screen door to the world. A brand name registration indicates that Samsung is working on a solution to this problem.
Samsung ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’
At the European Union, Samsung filed an application for the brand name ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’ ( PDF ): an ‘anti-screen effect’ AMOLED screen. Because this is a brand name, we do not know any technical details of the corresponding screen. We do not know if it is simply an AMOLED screen with a higher resolution, with a different subpixel layout, or with less space between the individual pixels. The documentation betrays only that it concerns’ VR image apparatus and instruments; simulator in the form of goggle for virtual reality; image apparatus in the form of goggle for virtual reality.
However, the brand name indicates that Samsung is busy with concrete preparations for a next generation VR, or the associated screen panels. Whether we will encounter such an ‘Anti SDE Amoled’ screen soon in the Galaxy Note 9 , or in the Galaxy S10 in 2019, we dare not say.
Incidentally, there have been rumors about a new generation of VR headset. Similarly, a name change to Galaxy VR would be in the pipeline . In addition, we have heard rumors of an upcoming leap to AMOLED screens with a 4K UHD resolution . However, for the time being it is and will continue to wait for such screens to actually make their appearance in Samsung’s phones . There are quite a few obstacles when applying such a super sharp screen.