Samsung says its new high-end smartphone Galaxy S21 Ultra, on sale from the end of this week, is the first phone to feature an improved type of OLED screen, which consumes less power.
Samsung’s screen branch has announced the improved OLED technology, nearly two weeks after presenting the Galaxy S21 series. The most expensive S21 Ultra model features a new OLED technology that reduces power consumption. According to Samsung, the display uses up to 16 percent less power.
Samsung claims it found a way to “move electrons faster across the organic layers of the OLED screen. This allows the screen to be “brighter, while still using less power,” according to the manufacturer. OLED screens don’t need a separate light source, like other screen technologies, but instead work with organic, carbon-based material that gives off light.
According to Samsung, the more efficient OLED technology also comes in handy because phones with 5G consume more power. Phone manufacturers only have a small number of options to improve the battery life of their devices. The screen is one of the biggest factors in power consumption.
The new S21 phones will be available starting at the end of this week. The Galaxy S21 Ultra costs from 1249 euros.