Samsung joined in the attacks on the iPhone 4’s Retina Display
with a retort in the Korean media. A spokesperson for Samsung
argued that quadrupling the resolution actually had little
impact on clarity, at most three to five percent, and that that
it would allegedly hike the battery drain by as much as 30
percent. AMOLED is purportedly better as it doesn’t need a
backlight and makes up for any resolution loss in other ways,
such as higher contrast with true black, more accurate colors
and no limits on viewing angles.
They can say this now, but they won’t be able to say such things and be taken seriously after the iPhone 4 is released and people have seen it in person. Until they figure out a way to make AMOLED visible in daylight, they’re not even in the game.