Samsung is known for creating displays for smartphones, especially their Super AMOLED screens. Today they announced plans to continue to improve on those designs by cutting AMOLED power consumption by 50 percent from 62 watts to 30 watts. Samsung will also be doubling the lifespan of its displays, from 50 kilowatt hours all the way up to 100 kilowatt hours. All of these planned improvements should be in place by the end of 2011.
This is great news for wireless phones considering that the screen and processor technologies have grown so quickly while battery technology has largely remained the same. While most users have grown accustomed to charging a phone overnight and having the battery die, or almost die, by the end of the day, wouldn't it be great to have increased battery life simply by having better screen technology? Considering all of the recent shortages due to screen supply issues, let's just hope that Samsung is able to improve its manufacturing process to produce more displays, as well.