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Please Explain: AMOLED

The LED screens in your mobile gadgets are about to get whupped by brighter and better AMOLED displays.

AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen technology is a handheld-orientated derivative of the snazzy new OLED displays we've started seeing on televisions. But is it worth the fuss?

In a word — yes. With richer colour saturation and deeper blacks, plus better viewing angles, Joseph Hanlon explains why it's a technology that's worth watching out for if you're planning to buy a new phone, camera or MP3 player.