When a manufacturer wants their smartphone’s display to be rich, saturated, and vibrant in color but sacrifice brightness, AMOLDED, active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, technology is employed, and the phone is touted for having a vibrant and rich color reproduction. Conversely, when a manufacturer is wants their device’s screen to be bright, so it can get lit enough to see in bright, direct sunlight, or be able to turn all light off, so you can save battery in comfortable, indoor or natural lighting, they look to LCD , liquid crystal display, technology. But with the brightness, the saturation of colors can suffer greatly, especially colors like red and green that wash out easily, leaving a blue tint over top of the screen’s contents.
But with GE’s new breakthrough with LED technology, the LCD panel, specifically the backlight that allows the superb range of screen brightness, will get a major improvement that makes it better, as well as a chained reaction for a better display output and viewing experience. People that want a smartphone or tablet to perform well outside of their living room or bedroom, especially in regards to how bright the display can get outside, when running or just walking to class or the market. But those same people may suffer from having a screen whose colors aren’t as bright or vibrant as an AMOLED counterpart they may have. But GE’s new chemical component in LED light sources, PFS (potassium fluorosilicate), will revolution the way red and green are shown on LCD and LED panels. Since an LCD panel uses a backlight that shines through colored pixels arranged in various sub-pixel matrices. Regardless of the super technical, GE’s PFS, when lit, gives a clean, sharp, and ‘true’ red light, which shows one of our favorite colors better, brighter, richer, and with ‘more red’ than normal, currently-used LED/LCD panels produce.
This innovation by GE will likely make its way into televisions in the next year, but smartphone and tablet manufacturers may look to this technology and improvement for smartphone as early as (and this is simply guesswork here) next spring or earlier perhaps. Regardless, GE and PFS look to completely change the user experience of the brighter of the two display technologies, and give LCDs an edge.