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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 "PenTile"?

The PenTile Matrix is a configuration of sub-pixels that differs from more traditional RGB pixels in a number of ways. Sub-pixels in a PenTile display can act as a part of numerous logical pixels, and often contain pure white sub-pixels. The effect of this is that PenTile displays can make do with fewer actual sub-pixels for a given resolution and can be perceived as being brighter as well. In spite of that, displays using the PenTile configuration are often derided by the press and consumers for being fuzzy in comparison to displays of the same base resolution that use a more traditional RGB sub-pixel matrix.

Also known as: "PenTile Matrix"

See Also: RGB

Referred to by: RGB, Super AMOLED Plus, Super AMOLED Plus

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