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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" says the Society for Information Display

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Samsung's Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year's Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is "Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features."

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years later a bended AMOLED panel won the trophy. As for the glass on the Galaxy S7 edge, SID said that the screen has fine contours, a natural curve appearance, and an enhanced grip. The circuit plan for the display reduces dead space on the edge to just 1.09mm. That represents a record low amount of dead space for Samsung.

"Choosing the winners of coveted annual Display Industry Awards is always an exhaustive, but ultimately rewarding, task that serves as a reminder of how much innovative work is happening in the display world. For all the recent debate about the future of OLEDs, it's clear that they are getting stronger – our well-known winners in the Display and Display Application categories all integrate OLEDs, illustrating the technology's flexibility (both literal and figurative) and value for achieving ever-thinner displays with heightened image quality and user satisfaction. Meanwhile, our two Display Component winners have both made names for themselves not just in developing novel technologies, but in ensuring their commercial availability via strategic manufacturing relationships."-Yong-Seog Kim, President, SID

Samsung will receive its award on Wednesday, May 24, at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the annual Display Week luncheon. This year, Display Week takes place from May 21st to May 26th. Besides the Galaxy S7 edge screen, LG Display's 65-inch Wallpaper OLED Television display also will be honored for being selected as Display of  the Year.

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge wins an award from the Society for Information Display

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge wins an award from the Society for Information Display


source: SocietyforInformationDisplay via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 19 May 2017, 23:55 29

1. Mr.Pussy (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Feb 2017)


Way to go Sammy! Where are the haters?

posted on 20 May 2017, 07:49 3

39. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 382; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


No doubt that Samsung offers the best screens right now. Congrats to them. However, I think that Samsung relies too much on their screen this year. The screen of the S8 is fantastic and better than any other screen available but a smartphone needs to be more than that.

For me, HTC U11 nailed it this year. It offers the better camera this year (check DXO mark), better speakers, a new feature edge sense and seemingly a very good audio experience.

I hope that Samsung does not become arrogant and starts to rely on their current success. HTC certainly used Samsung's rather weak offering 2017 flagship offering to catch up. And in 2018, OLEDs will become widely available to the market.

posted on 20 May 2017, 08:47 10

44. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


To me, the HTU 11 continues HTC's trend of shooting themselves in the foot:

- Stupidly ditches the 3.5 mm headphone jack despite it being bigger, yet still remains less water resistant compared to the S7/S8

- Glass back and bigger/heavier than the S8, yet no wireless charging

- Still using LCD even when midrangers are using OLED already

As for the camera, let's see how it does in a blind camera comparison against the S8 and LG G6. The Pixel also got a higher score on DxO, yet interesting how it fell behind in the recent blind camera comparison against the LG G6, S8 and even the iPhone 7.

BTW, doesn't really matter what they offer, we all know you'd still go for an iDevice lacking those features and many other things with no complaints of apple "becoming arrogant" despite them being very synonymous with that...

posted on 20 May 2017, 09:29

52. Lumberjack (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Blind tests...

People choose what they consider pretty. Usually pay attention to color and contrast only.

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:15

64. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


So? What you consider better is all subjective...

posted on 20 May 2017, 10:03

54. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 382; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


No reason to get offended. I think you need to learn that other manufactures do also build great phones. Samsung delivered a great screen this year but not more.

OLED is not per se better than LCD. Top notch OLEDs like Samsung is using them for the S7 or S8 are the best screens available but I rather take a LCD over a mid range OLED.

Wireless charging is nice but not so important. Your phones charges faster via cable.

One thing that HTC did wrong with the U11 is building Bluetooth 4.2 into the device. It should have been 5.0. That's why I won't buy it. Bluetooth 5 enables high quality music streaming via Bluetooth as soon as the right earphones are available. That was a big mistake from HTC.

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:12 3

63. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


"No reason to get offended. I think you need to learn that other manufactures do also build great phones"

You should take your own advice, especially when taking about your iDevices in other articles...

"Samsung delivered a great screen this year but not more."

So, in other words, you chose to turn a blind eye to the following:

- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wide-angle Iris scanner
- Much longer battery life compared to higher capacity ( https://youtu.be/zntUt6cCcow ) and so-called "optimized" ( https://youtu.be/yMC_zo_Ge3w ) competitors.
- Improved screen to body ratio for handling of such a big display device with 1 hand.
- Bixby digital assistant that can not only take input via voice and text, but also via real-time vision from the camera

You don't have to like the S8, different strokes for different folks, but neither do you need to be a mindless hater...

posted on 20 May 2017, 17:56

88. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13806; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Samsung phones also have wireless fast charging which is just as fast as with the cord.

88 mins by cord, 95 mins fast wireless.

posted on 20 May 2017, 10:21 3

57. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"For me, HTC U11 nailed it this year. It offers the better camera this year (check DXO mark),"

Rather check real life shots and camera comparisons. DXO mark mostly tests the camera hardware, not the software thoroughly... The HTC 10 had the same rating as the S7 edge (88) on DXOMark, yet the HTC 10 is nowhere near the S7 edge's camera, especially in low-light scenes.

posted on 20 May 2017, 11:44

61. UglyFrank (Posts: 1906; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The camera and speakers won't be enough.
HTC's design is rather underwhelming.

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:16 3

65. omnitech (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Oh, you have to handle the GS8 to appreciate the genius behind it. The GS8 isn't just the display, the major selling point that people overlook is you have the BEST 5.8 display (5.5 if it was 16:9) in a package barely larger than an iphone 7/pixel/GS7 and it's easier to manage with one hand to boot barring the notification shade.

Add the crazy battery life and awesome features like wireless charging and wicked awesome iris scanner. It's flat out brilliant and you can tell it was an apology letter device for the Note 7 explosions and it shows in all facets.

The U11 has nothing on the GS8, it's actually almost as big as an Iphone 7 plus.

posted on 20 May 2017, 00:00 19

2. peace247 (Posts: 462; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Great display indeed.

posted on 20 May 2017, 00:01 20

3. peace247 (Posts: 462; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Some iDiots still think that their ¢rapple has better display...

posted on 20 May 2017, 01:18 10

11. ibend (Posts: 6549; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and soon...
they'll delete this article, lol..

posted on 20 May 2017, 02:49 4

16. marvman (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2017)


Where are all the "iDiots" you are talking about? When i scroll to the comment section the only thing I see is Android fans insulting Apple owners. But never the other way around.

Don't you think this is childish?
You disqualified youself. Not as Android owner, but as human.

posted on 20 May 2017, 04:05 12

22. ibend (Posts: 6549; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


new user?
try read comments on older article, and you'll find some

posted on 20 May 2017, 04:28 6

24. Podrick (Posts: 1091; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


To #16, wait for Android OS marketshare articles or Apple made most profit articles. You'll see plenty of toxic Apple fanboys with Android lags, malware filled, Android users are uneducated and poor comments. iOS sheeples are almost as toxic as Samsung ones.

posted on 20 May 2017, 04:39 1

25. marvman (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2017)


and insulting back makes it better?

The overwhelming majority in the comments are Android fans insulting Apple. Thats my experience. Just look at Youtube comments.

I own an Apple iPhone 7 and I agree that Samsung makes by far the best displays on the market. period.

posted on 20 May 2017, 05:29 5

27. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2789; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You should check other Samsung articles.
From my experience, why I bash an apple hater, no one bats an eye.
But when I bash a samsung or android hater, I'm being called names.

posted on 20 May 2017, 06:14 6

28. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


That may be on this site, but tread on over to the popular social media sites and the overwhelming majority of baseless insults come from Apple folks. It's actually quite annoying.

posted on 20 May 2017, 06:33

30. marvman (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2017)


mhmm actually its the other way around. Just read the last articles on samsung on this site. Or watch the YouTube review with the most amount of subscribers and views. Its exactly as i said. Stop looking for excuses.

posted on 20 May 2017, 17:58

89. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13806; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Its always been that way. MARV is blind to facts

posted on 20 May 2017, 06:56 10

33. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


No offence, but you're sounding like you've been blind or insensitive to all the "Android is for peasants", "android is a poor man's OS", "Android [feature] is a gimmick, apple won't do it unless done right" and "android is cheap and unoptimized/laggy" like comments coming from apple fanatics.

Hypocritical and mindless hating/worshiping fanatics exist on every side of the fence, especially on apple's platform. Maybe you're seeing more from Android fanatics 'cause ~86% of the Smartphone market use Android...just maybe.

posted on 20 May 2017, 07:36 3

37. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


You, sir, seem to be intelligent. I would advice you to not get in the fights between Android and Apple fanboys, and do more research to gain knowledge that may aid you in the comments section. As you are new, marvman, I would also suggest you to always be unbiased and never joke against a brand. Because you might pick up a line of haters on your back. There are many trolls on this site. Beware of them.

And know that iOS and Android are both great operating systems for the ones who like them. It's all subjective.....!

posted on 20 May 2017, 09:08 3

47. Podrick (Posts: 1091; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


I never said insulting back makes it better nor was my comment related to it in any way. You said its Android fanboys insulting Apple ones and "Never the other way around". Thats not true. Many Apple fanboys (not fans) give a lot toxic insults to Android ones. The toxic level of fanboys is like this in PA:
1) Samsung Fanboys
2) Apple Fanboys
3) Non Samsung Android fanboys

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:28 2

66. omnitech (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


iphonearena review scale.

When the retina display was the top ppi and resolution, resolution carried the most weight.

Then when low end androids started blowing away the Apple resolution. Calibration was tops even though a best buy geek squad member can calibrate a 720p display better than an out of box 4k TV but we all know which one is superior in all areas despite the calibration.

Now that Android calibration is quite close to the chosen arbitrary scale barring a slight err to punchier colors, apparently reduced reflections and some true tone BS is king.

What's next iphonearena?

Seriously, go read the iphone 7 display portion, the XZ premium portion, and the GS8 display portion and it sounds like they are trying tout the crap iphone 7 750p display as the superior display. " But" is used multiple times on the android phones but not one in sight for the iphone 7 portion unless it's a but positve saying. Ie but the iphone 7 has more natural colors.

For Sony it's a but the display is too blue.

it's actually quite laughable how obvious Apple biased this site is.

posted on 20 May 2017, 00:23 10

4. sissy246 (Posts: 3683; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Way to go Sammy.

posted on 20 May 2017, 00:24 8

5. hafini_27 (Posts: 896; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Can't really argue with that.

posted on 20 May 2017, 09:12

49. ahmuzencab (Posts: 92; Member since: 12 May 2017)


I mean you can, unless you think a full calendar year is only 5 months, ending in May.

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:31 2

67. omnitech (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


It goes by Apple rules. Even though iphones are 5 months newer than most Android main flagships, they still consider them that year phones. Like Iphone 7 and GS7 are 2016 phones despite one being 5-6 months newer.

Which actually makes this award even more impressive since the GS7 edge is a SUPER EARLY 2016 phone, not a really late one like the iphone and the pixel.

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