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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "OLED"?

OLED is a newer display technology that creates displays that are less power hungry than existing LCD technologies. OLED displays are more efficient than LCD displays because OLED pixel sites use organic materials that produce their own light, removing the need for a backlight. Initial OLED devices were somewhat prone to performance degradation over time, which is one of the reasons they did not start replacing LCD displays on a wide scale in mobile devices until late 2008.

Also known as: "Organic Light Emitting Diode"

See Also: pixel, LCD

Referred to by: AMOLED, LCD

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