What’s So Great About ClearBlack Technology?

Earlier this year at CES for the launch event of the Lumia 900, we told you how great the screen on the Lumia 900 looked. Not only was it great, but even under the massive number of lights in the convention center where we finally got to play around with the device, we had absolutely no trouble seeing the beautiful screen. So what makes this possible?

Nokia’s ClearBlack technology is the answer to Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens. ClearBlack is a form of AMOLED technology, but as explained by Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies, ClearBlack has a lower reflectance rate than both the screens used in iPhones and Samsung’s Android devices.

ClearBlack technology is a circularly polarized glare suppressing technology. The polarization helps to disrupt reflections, which stops a reflections influence on image quality produced by the device.

“The Lumia 900 has the lowest screen reflectance of any mobile device I have ever measured, 4.4%, which is almost forty percent lower than the iPhone 4.”

According to DisplayMate Technologies, the reflectance rate of the Lumia 900 was only 4%, which is mounds below the new iPad with retina display at 9.9%. We told you this screen looked good.

[via CNET]


  • That’s cool. Antireflection and antismudge screens need to get big and fast. I hate having to wipe down my phone and contort myself outdoors to see who sent me a message.