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Samsung may be using Note 7 display tech for the Galaxy S8

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Samsung may be using Note 7 display tech for the Galaxy S8
Samsung is apparently planning to use the same space-saving display packaging technology that made a debut on the Note 7, with the upcoming Galaxy S8, tips Korean media. 

Dubbed Y-Octa, these displays have their touch sensors integrated in the panel, rather than layered like a thin film under the cover glass, and this also reduces the display controller size. All in all, it is a small amount of space being saved, but with today's tightly packed, extremely thin smartphones, every little bit helps. 

Does that mean that Samsung will also equip the Galaxy S8 with the other screen technologies from the Note 7, like HDR10-compliant display that can cover the DCI-P3 gamut? Hopefully, as there will be more and more HDR content to watch in the coming year or two, and the Galaxy S8 better be as futureproof as possible.

source: ETNews (translated)

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posted on 13 Dec 2016, 08:52 18

1. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 386; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


It was safe to assume so. Note 7 screen tech is industry leading.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 13:19

23. Nopers (Posts: 298; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


But the S7 display is superior to the Note 5's display. I get that it's already an amazing display but really? No improvements?

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 08:56 10

2. EC112987 (Posts: 921; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


That note screen was amazing so yes they should use it

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:04 18

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 2556; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"Does that mean that Samsung will also equip the Galaxy S8 with the other screen technologies from the Note 7, likeHDR10-compliant display that can cover the DCI-P3 gamut?"

Of course Samsung is going to equip the S8 with the Note7's display tech! Samsung is counting on the S8 to revive the lost sales of the Note7 and the trust of it's consumers... So, Samsung will obviously pack the S8 with just about all the tech which the Note7 had... minus the stylus.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:08 7

4. civicsr2cool (Posts: 63; Member since: 19 Oct 2016)


I think what they mean is that they have all of these returned screens and are recycling them and calling it the s8 lol

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:16 8

5. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1276; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Kinda reminds of of the iPhone SE and its recycled iPhone 5S parts. Same casing, same fingureprint scanner that is meh when compared to the hyperfast fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 6/6S

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:24 6

6. sissy246 (Posts: 2214; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Wrong
The note 7 I s a bigger phone then the s8 so how would they use the same screen.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:24 1

7. ibend (Posts: 5339; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it's possible if the curve and screen size is perfectly same...

but why now? note7 screen is still new anyway, and less waste for this planet

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 10:47 1

13. Papa_Ji (Posts: 224; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


This is apple job not samsung.....
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/12/13257504/samsung-galaxy-note-7-disposal

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 11:19 4

18. McLTE (Posts: 891; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


In all honesty, I would have NO problem if they fixed the issues with the Note 7, repackaged it and maybe threw in the "under screen" fingerprint sensor and called it the S8/Note 8.

To me, the Note 7 was by far the best phone I have ever owned. Very few phones have made me excited to purchase, the Note 7 sure did.

I look forward to what comes!

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 23:53

27. ibend (Posts: 5339; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right.. the only problem on note7 is it's defective battery, if they design new battery for it.. and sell it as refurbished unit for $400
I'll get one, lol

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 17:02

25. joevsyou (Posts: 892; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


no no no. thats for the next notes or already being used for their other models. or they just give them to apple.

posted on 14 Dec 2016, 10:09

30. donfem (Posts: 660; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Nothing about your "civics" is cool. Not even your attempted dry humor

posted on 14 Dec 2016, 14:15

31. Skizzo (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


I would not mind that at all. Obviously they cant do a cut/paste, but the Note 7 screen was amazing, and it would be a shame and a waste if it all got scrapped. Gotta think both economically (if you are Samsung), and ecologically, as recycling the screens as much as possible would be very green and money saving. No downside really.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:26

8. waqas.mehmood2 (Posts: 55; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


They should bomb feature of note 7 as well

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:32 1

9. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


all of that used Note 7 inventory had to be used for something. S8 will be another let down also....

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:50 10

10. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1276; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Eh. Note 7 was not a let down. The battery killed the phone. No question about it. However, the phone itself was phenomenal.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 09:55 13

11. maherk (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Wrong.
Note 7's leftovers will be sold for Apple, they will use them in their groundbreaking and innovative iPhone 13s :D

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 10:38 1

12. phonearenarocks (Posts: 446; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


Epic LOL!!!

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 10:53

14. serigar (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Nov 2016)


Note 7 was the most loveable phone at begening there is no denial

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 10:53

15. serigar (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Nov 2016)


Note 7 was the most loveable phone at begening there is no denial

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 10:55

16. serigar (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Nov 2016)


Competition is always good for consumers

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 11:02 1

17. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks (Posts: 132; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


What the article is trying to say is that Samsung will be using actual panels that were built for the Note 7, remember the warehouse is still full of this components that did not get used, they cannot just be destroyed.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 11:22 1

19. McLTE (Posts: 891; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Maybe, only nothing in the article hints at Samsung using N7 displays again. It talks about using the TECH.

Really, another stupid PA article.. of course Samsung will take the best tech from their best device and carry it forward.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 11:49 2

20. cnour (Posts: 1097; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


But please don't use the battery too.....

Hahahahahahaha

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 16:56 2

24. tedkord (Posts: 12663; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What you're really hoping is it won't be the best phone on the market again. So, you'll probably be very unhappy when it comes out.

posted on 14 Dec 2016, 00:04

28. cnour (Posts: 1097; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


You said the same before Note 7, no?

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 12:03

21. hungpakto (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Sep 2016)


Samsung have their touch sensors integrated in the panel since 2011 when On-cell touch Super AMOLED (OCTA) was released, while LCD don't have, OCTA is an old tech.
The different between AMOLED and SuperAMOLED is on cell and not on-cell, SuperAMOLED first showed up on GALAXY S in 2011 with On-Cell Touch AMOLED(OCTA)technology. you can search the keyword"Samsung OCTA AMOLED 2011" if you doubt it.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 12:35

22. Bukenya (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2016)


Samsung should not ditch the flat screen version of galaxy s8. Much as the curved screen is fantastic there many fans favour the flat screens for various reasons.

posted on 13 Dec 2016, 18:02

26. Klinton (Posts: 585; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


Beg to explain the 'various reasons'!?
BTW Note7 edges are not so curved as the GS Edge. So there is only small curve, for better one-hand use and more pocketable.

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