Galaxy S10 display tech leak reiterates a 5.8" 'standard' model with flat screen

Galaxy S10 display tech leak reiterates a 5.8
Oh, how we would like to be a fly on the wall of Samsung's design team now. Tucked in a report about the reshuffling of organic material suppliers for the new Galaxy S10 displays comes another confirmation for the screen sizes of three S10 models Samsung is planning to release.

There would indeed be a "standard" version with a flat screen of a 5.8" diagonal, as well as a more premium model with a curved display of the same size. The most souped-up variant is said to carry a 6.2" curved panel, just like the current S9+.

Samsung, however, is planning to use a new and improved OLED generation for these phones, dubbed "M9." This year, Samsung used the M8 generation for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 screens, but in the M9 upgrade, it is said to use new forms of organic materials. 

The red ones, for instance, will be supplied by the American multinational chemical corporation Dow, instead of Duksan Neolux which was the current supplier of the red host material for the organic light-emitting diodes with the corresponding color.

Does that mean that we will see some further improvements of Samsung's venerable OLED panels in terms of luminance, color gamut or other display characteristics in the S10 trio? Remains to be tested, but for one we are pretty stoked about the possibility of a basic S10 model with a flat display that will presumably come at a lower price than its body-positive siblings.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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32 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Improved OLED is always welcome, honestly every time I pickup LCD phone I feel almost like a car sickness from looking at it. I’m just way too comfortable with my s9 . God forbid I watch a movie on lcd smartphone...

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Would you like to watch a 720p movie on my iPhone Xr?

4. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Still sharper than a 1080p OLED.

5. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Sure, in the fantasy world of an apple-fanboy, it must appear that way...

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No it isnt. 326ppi isnt gonna be as sharp as a 400+PPI display. This a mathematical certainty. More pixels offer a higher degree of sharpness and detail, and the fact larger panels have a wider color gambit. The only reason detail look good on the XR is because you are taking higher resolution media and sampling it down. Just like 4K videos look awesome even when played at 1440p or 1080p. It is impossible for a lower resolution panel to be sharper than a higher res one. Stop trying to justify Apple charging $750 and not having 1080 at the least. To even try to claim a 4k movie would look sharper on an 800p display is a crying shame.

15. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Even the IPhone Xs, Xs Max and iPads don't even support 4k playback on the most popular video streaming site Youtube.

26. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Well its pointless to support 4K playback, if your display cant even view it. But iPhones do support 4K recording. But you still need a natuve display to see it. But what Kmo am tripping on is homie saying a 326ppi display is more sharper than a 400+ppi display. If that was true, then higher resolutions would be completely pointless and is why i ridicule Apple to be charging flagship price for llw spec display. Most mainstresm content supports 1080p as standard. To release a sub 1080p phone doe $800 and for people to buy it just because of price, is a complete baloney.

28. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Sounds like iPhone Xs screen is worse than iPhone XR. Wow pathetic.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No chance in hell would I use an LCD in moving forward.

20. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Try if you can get a chance to use htc u12+ in your country. It might change your opinion about it.

32. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If you plan to keep a phone for more than 1 year, LCD is actually a better choice. OLED will be full of burn-in at the 2 year mark. I have an S7 Edge and the burn-in is laughable, the screen is pink with the keyboard etched on it.

19. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

From the way you describe it, it's obvious you didn't have the chance to hold top tier lcd displays. Where shall I start? Xperia flagships, htc u11 and u12+ (super lcd 6), lg g4, previous iphones, there are many good lcd panels released in the market. Amoled is really good but lcd's can compete too.

27. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yes AMOLEDdowsnt compare ro LCD, because its better. Here os why AMOLED is better. beyond black is black. Less battery drain at high resolution or any resolution. Because of no backlight. You get no light refracrion from external lighting. In other words, when a light outside shones on the screen, their is no backlight to boince against. Which brings to to have higher visibility in any direct light. Black is black. Eye poppinf colors do to truer natice tones. Now cheaper to produce over LCD. They are brighter. LCD only true benefit i see is very white...whites. but i dont care because i dark mode as much as i can anyways. Bright colored text looks so cool om a black background. Something an LCD just can't match.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I actually would prefer the flat screen, compared to the curved screen. My S9 has a very small side, which makes holding it more difficult compared to a flat screened phone.

7. chipguy23

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 23, 2017

I love my S8+ through and through but after just a year and a half it's absolutely riddled with burn in. Worst I've ever had in a phone. I can't stomach apple but I have to give credit where credit is due. My brothers iphone X after a year shows zero burn in anywhere except the white bar at the bottom and even then it's very faint. Hopefully Sammy works on improving this

9. BobbySummers

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

I got the s8 plus a week before it came out and still have it today. That being said, I've had zero problems with burn-in. My screen still looks brand new.

10. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

My note 8 which is 1 year old has no burn in, but my brother's s8 plus (same age) had burn-in.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly The s8+I got as soon as it came out and now my husband has , has no signs of burn in. My note 8 has 0 signs of burn in.

11. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

iPhone X have Samsung made OLED displays and according to you actually your brother's iPhone actually not have a zero burn in. If you are displaying static content longer (than you brother), it's inevitable due to nature of the OLED technology.

13. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

We dont believe you. Show us pictures. Even if you used rhe phone nonstop for a whole year, i doubt it woild ahow any signs if burnin. What image are you displaying evweydsy for 24 hours that would leave burnin? I still have an s3 and S4 and thw5y do get used once in a while and they dont show any burnin. Unless you bought a demo unit, i'd have to see it to believe it.

21. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That's bad, only a year and already have burn in? Is your s8+ still under warranty?

8. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Really hope for 120hz or 90hz display

16. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

hope the flat screen comes with the same specs as the S10 that'll be gravy.....yes...gravy

24. LEEDAQ

Posts: 188; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

i would buy this and switch to android first time in my life Apple would charge$2k for this sort of design now

29. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

https://imgur.com/a/WNSwmZ6 This happened on my Note 8 after 5 months. Granted I'm on IG a lot & the feed doesn't turn off ever since they added video to it but still.

31. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Why won't all be premium flat or curved some people tend to like flat screen more so

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