How dark mode can extend battery life on OLED phones

Confession: I'm no fan of dark mode. I feel the same visual discomfort a light interface causes to most users. It produces glare, but in reverse.

Despite my preferences, it's undeniable a significant number of users prefer dark mode and intuitively understand it has other benefits such as saving battery. But where does the saving come from? This article gives an overview of the underlying tech for the OLED screens that come with Android devices.


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