Screen wars heat up as Samsung drops Super AMOLED Plus on Infuse 4G

Displays start to get the upper hand in battle against centre of solar system

Blinding stuff... it started with Samsung’s Super AMOLED at last February’s Mobile World Congress (on the Bada-powered Wave). Then Apple came along with a print-grade resolution on its iPhone 4 Retina Display. Moments ago LG busted out 700 nits worth of NOVA display on the Optimus Black. And now Samsung is replying with a massive 4.5in Super AMOLED Plus screen on the Infuse 4G, with half as much again sub-pixel count as the non-Plus version.

The handset may not make it to Europe, but you can bet your two-year contract we’ll be seeing some serious display shootouts at next month’s MWC in Barcelona. If – as seems likely – Samsung does reversion the Infuse for us Europeans, you can expect a spec list that includes an 8MP cam (plus 1.3MP frontal), 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird processor and Android 2.2 (hopefully 2.3 by then).