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

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


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.


source: SocietyforInformationDisplay via AndroidAuthority

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
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100 Comments

105. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

The S7 Edge is probably the closest to a perfect smartphone that I've ever had almost flawless. Only real issue with it is the crappy laggy touchwiz which can be easily fixed with a debated alternative rom.

104. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Samsung is today king of Technology. Really no competition.

96. LRSousa

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

That p.o.s.? That deformed crap? Really?

103. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

wat r u aun 'bout? @ibend, couract di gremetikal erors en dis................XDXDXDXD

86. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samaung displays have been the rop dogs since the S3 and Note 2. The push, the R&D budget and the drive to be innovative is what push OLED to the top above LCD. LCD has been around for decades, so nice to move on to better things. Samaung is proof that comoanies can make money, be innovative and push to be the bwst vs just being greedy and worey about the bittom line. Its companies like Samsung, Microsoft and Google who look to move forward, while the lame ducks just sit and let the Masters do all the work and then they swoop in and benefit. Samsung is the leader in this industry for now and whetger we like them ir not, they are the ones the industry is following. Its cool and yet said, that yet again the US is being beaten, because companies here dont care about anything but tge bottom line. Whichis why they are gonna end up at the bottom of that line.

95. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*samsung *top *samsung *companies *best *worry *bottom *whether *or *the *which is there you go..

102. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So much stuffffff! True hard-work there, HAHAHAHA

83. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Doesn't surprise me, Samsung has had great displays for years now. There's a reason their screens are purchased and used by many other companies.

56. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, When I read the article, made me think, so I went to SID website and lo and behold, the whole executive committee is Korean. No wonder it is Samsung and LG, winning. You have to give it to the Koreans, they are shady as hell. So, just another made up award to try and keep their cartoon screen relevant. And the Samsung Defense Force in full circle jerk mode, LMFO....

58. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Except every person who reviews a Samsung phone will tell you that the display is better than any phone out there ..... regardless of which phone they like

59. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Exactly, if they didn't make the best, why would Apple be making the switch to using Samsung OLED panels instead of Sony, Huawei, or LG

79. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Samsung right now is the only company that has the capacity to make the panels in the number that Apple needs. Also Samsung is making the panels to Apples specifications. Samsung had problems at first getting the quality that Apple wanted. I read that Samsung got the panels that passed their inspection and they are slated to provide 100 million panels. Also they are using oled because you can bend them for the new form factor iPhone. Oled is a stop gap because Appl is moving to Micro LED, which is better. Also you can rest assured when the new form factor iPhone comes out in Sept, there will be no red, green, blue, tint and color saturation. Those screens will be like the LCD screens, that are indistinguishable from perfect in color accuracy. Why no mention of that. Because this organization is a component of the Korean display industry. Apple is investing in Japanese Oled manufacturers to up their capacity so they don't have to rely on Samsung. Samsung is already freaking out about losing Apples business and they are trying to get into Micro LED....

94. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

LOL You are one sad sad individual if you buy that. There's nothing wrong with the GS8 displays btw, go check out displaymate . Apple's only going to buy cheap displays off of Samsung like they did from LG. They aren't going to buy the best stuff for sheeple like you.

99. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, you must be a pretty high ranking member of the Samsung Defense Force. You bought their marketing all the way. You spout this nonsense. If you had any sense you would read and research. You just talk bulksh$t. I am amazed your mother don't have you do your school work instead of coming on fake tech sites and showing your ignorance, LMAO....

72. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Mudcat is a clueless sheeple, don't worry about him. lol

35. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

From what I've seen on a colleagues phone, I think this is well deserved.

38. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thank you for being unbiased in regards to this . You as an iPhone enthusis are big enough to admit that Samsung displays ( which is 50% of the make up of any mobile device) are best of breed in the display industry.

46. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I think Apple has come to see the benefits of Samsung's AMOLED tech too. The iPhone 8 or X or whatever it'll be called will be an outstanding device. But would they be able to win this award even if it's Samsung's display?

74. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"But would they be able to win this award even if it's Samsung's display?" That's assuming Samsung will give Apple the very best quality of AMOLED display it has... Not gonna happen. I think Samsung will give Apple last year's quality of AMOLED display used in the Galaxy S7, not the same quality of AMOLED used in the new Galaxy S8.

78. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Yea but won't stop Apple fanboys from praising how incredible "Apples" new display is

32. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

*I* don't understand all the love for the S7 Edge - the phone wasn't any better than the Note 5 in *my* opinion. When I had to return my Note 7, I thought it was comical to be offered the S7 Edge as a replacement. My opinions, so say whatever you like. I'll get the S8/+/Note 8.

71. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

It's a good phone. The Note 7 was better before the battery problems of course but that's to be expected, it's newer.... I didn't upgrade my GS6 to the GS7 myself but I was close to doing it.

31. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Where is that son of samsung techiexp, hope he will be very happy to know that he's father is getting an award for the curve, bend, circular, display.

20. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Not a surprise considering Samsung is the world's number one in every sectors. OLED tech was primary persuaded by Samsung since the beginning. It was totally Samsung's hard working and initial idea to mastering from almost unusable stage to the top-notch quality product. All haters can say and bash whatever they want, but the only truth is that Samsung is the innovation leader who set the trends and others companies just follow it. Sony is the only poor and weak company who stop developing since 90s and still said LCD is the choice , not OLED. Shame on its pathetic attitude. Also glad to see LG finally started to take OLED panel seriously. Hopefully the next G7 will be implemented using this best tech panel.

43. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Kid.......stop screaming. You'll wake your dad.

19. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Not the S8? Bit weird.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

probably next year..

17. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Wow another award for the s7 edge. Easy to see why it also won the GSMA smartphone of the year two years in a row to boot. Glad I got one.

15. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

and s8 worst of the year with pink problem

14. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Since the GS6 no one has really come close. Maybe the XZ premium can give the GS8 a challenge this time but I am not keeping my hopes up.

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