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DisplayMate gives Galaxy S8 screen its highest grade ever

The Galaxy S8 has a new aspect ratio, a larger display, flexible OLED with a Gorilla Glass 5 panel and multiple screen modes. (Source: ZDNet)
The Galaxy S8 has a new aspect ratio, a larger display, flexible OLED with a Gorilla Glass 5 panel and multiple screen modes. (Source: ZDNet)
Independent display analyst Dr. Raymond Soneria of DisplayMate Technologies published the results of extensive lab tests on the Samsung Galaxy S8's display, concluding that the screen scored top marks across the board.

Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones tend to receive almost universal praise for the quality of their displays, and the latest Galaxy S8 seems to be no exception. There’s a reason why Apple has ordered 70 million OLED displays from Samsung for their iPhone 8; no one can make displays as well as Samsung.

President of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation Dr. Raymond Soneira created a detailed write-up on how DisplayMate tested, measured, analyzed and evaluated the Galaxy S8’s screen. DisplayMate concluded that the Samsung Galaxy S8’s screen is the “most innovative and high performance smartphone that [they] have ever lab tested, earning DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade.”

“What is particularly significant and impressive is that Samsung has been systematically improving OLED display performance with every Galaxy generation since 2010, when we started tracking OLED displays,” Dr. Soneira said.

To those who’ve been following the Galaxy S8, you’re probably already familiar with the 2960 x 1440-pixel edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display and its uncommon 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Fewer may be aware that the screen features the full 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut used in 4K TVs and is the first smartphone to be certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium, so it can play all content produced for 4k UHD Premium TVs. To top it off, the screen is extremely bright with a peak brightness level of over 1,000 nits.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-04- 4 (Update: 2017-04- 5)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.