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

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the
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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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Way to go Sammy! Where are the haters?

39. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 690; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

44. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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...

52. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

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

64. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

54. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 690; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

63. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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 ( ) and so-called "optimized" ( ) 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...

88. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

57. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

61. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

65. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

2. peace247 unregistered

Great display indeed.

3. peace247 unregistered

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

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

16. marvman

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 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.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

24. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 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.

25. marvman

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 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.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

28. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

30. marvman

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 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.

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its always been that way. MARV is blind to facts

33. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

37. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 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.....!

47. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 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

66. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Way to go Sammy.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Can't really argue with that.

49. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

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

67. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 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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