Samsung Galaxy S8 to get “full-screen” OLED display, rumor suggests


With the Note 7 fiasco left behind, Samsung is already looking to regain the trust of its customers with the Galaxy S8. Rumors about the S8's design and hardware have already surfaced, most of which have yet to be officially confirmed.

The latest one is regarding Sammy's new display. According to Park Won-sang, a Samsung Display researcher, the Korean tech giant is not sparing any resources, when it comes to the S8's screen. During the International Meeting on Information Display last week he said that “Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio reaches more than 90 percent next year”. That's about 20% difference in the screen-to-body ratio, compared to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which come with 72% and 76% display area respectively. Judging by the older models' designs, it's highly likely that the bezel reduction will be done in the top and bottom of the phone, as this is where the bulk of it is for the S7 and S7 edge.

If Park Won-sang is to be believed, Samsung will try to outdo themselves in the next few years, aiming for 99 percent display area on the front of their future handsets. This would make for phones, which are almost completely bezel-less.

During that same presentation, he also noted that edge-to-edge screens will push manufacturers towards finding a way to place almost all smartphone sensors under the display itself. So, we might be scanning our fingerprints straight through our screens in the not-so-distant future.

With more and more manufacturers trying to create almost bezel-less smartphones, it's highly likely that Samsung will have quite the competition in that department. Just recently the Chinese startup Xiaomi announced its Mi MIX, boasting the impressive 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. Some rumors suggest that Apple is looking into OLED displays as well for the iPhone 8, probably for similar reasons.

How will the S8 compare to its competitors, remains to be seen. However, we do welcome any prognoses in the comments.

source: TheInvestor (via SamMobile)

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73 Comments

1. teffyhilory1

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Waiting Patiently.... First comment

57. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

will they be able to follow xiaomi...maybe little bit more difficult than following ipo

11. adecvat

Posts: 630; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, fullscreen, but with "Samsung" logo necessarily.

25. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

That'll be the 1% of bezel left across the top, with a tiny Samsung logo just for the heck of it. The logo doesn't bother me, really...I imagine they keep one up front because a lot of people use cases, but that doesn't explain why they completely eliminated all Samsung logos from recent Galaxy devices in other countries.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Chinese and Japanese people hate that Korea is the new goto tech country and their Asian are more likely to but a Samsung without the logo. I think it stupid because Samsung phones don't look like other brands of phones, and All asian countries all sell Samsung knockoffs. It would be like Microsoft selling the Xbox in Japan and removing all the logos. It's stupid!

70. PlanarMagnetic

Posts: 3; Member since: May 26, 2016

The logo was removed for the Korean model too. So unless Koreans themselves possess some degree of self-hatred, your idea of "jealousy towards almighty Korea" is bullsh*t.

60. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Same, I don't mind the logo at all.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So? Don't all oems put their logo on their phone?

69. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I love to see Samsung logo, but as the ear speaker grills.

14. rkoforever90

Posts: 417; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

meanwhile sony is increasing bezels size with every new model

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so does moto :-/

68. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Yep, goin' back in time.. But Sony will follow sooner than later.

15. monoke

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Looks like the Mi Mix has kicked off the bezeless revolution. Credit to Aquos as well of course. Love it!

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The lied about the screen to body ration %

19. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 288; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

nopes, I did the math with the Mi Mix's given dimension against the screen diagonal and I ended up with around 91% screen ratio, the body diagonal of the phone is around 7.03" and the screen diagonal is 6.4"

23. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And that's based on manufacturer measurements still. Because if we actually measure with the screen on (thus discounting dead screen space), the ratio is closer to 84%. See the image on the right. http://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/16/10/xiaomi-mi-mix-screen-to-body/-728/gsmarena_002.jpg

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Your image just shows the camera app, doesn't fill the whole screen, whole the home screen does. The screen is still the same size even if whatbis being displayed on it is not using the entire space. A 60" tv is still 60 inches even if the content is using less of the screens actual size.

71. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Yes you're correct. Also there's a full chinless prototype of the Mi MIX like this:http://www.gizmochina.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/mi-note-2-bezel-less-images-03.jpg Reply here if you have the link to the video(YouTube). I have given up trying to find it again..

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? That is false. Samsung started it by curving the phones on the side. Even though the curve phones have a bezel, it go as the illusion of being gone because it's dropped down so low on the . But this article is speaking of bezels almost gone on the display itself. Have you not seen Samsung's latest tv's? They are nearly bezel-less. I just replaced my Samsung 60" thatbi bought e years ago with their new 2016 SUHD 8500 series curved TV and the bezel is 1/4" in thickness. It's nearly invisible.

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

No 4k in please ( at least in the 5.2 varient )

22. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You obviously don't own a vr headset

30. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

While a 4K screen would be great for VR, most people would be using their phone standalone and not attached to a VR headset 98% of the time. I for one enjoy long battery life, so if Samsung is truly going 4K with the S8, they're really going to need to step up their optimization game.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You do realize Samsung phone allow foe adjusting the resolution? You do know that Sony on their device with a 4K display, is not set st 4k by default. Right? Gosh how donyou guys come to this site every day, and just spew the dumbest thoughtless posts?

39. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

...can you even reply to someone for once without sounding so condescending? Yes, I am aware that Sony's Z5 Premium uses a 4K display, but 4K display mode is only active in certain apps. Yes, I am aware that Samsung's now cancelled Note7 allowed for resolution adjustment, seeing as I owned two of them during the whole fiasco. My point was, if someone were to want to have 4K display active all the time, which I for one would want to do seeing as I'm paying such a huge chunk of change for the device, I'd want to be using all of the best features without worrying about the battery draining at a rapid rate. You really need to take a good, hard look in the mirror Techie. I've defended you countless times before, but these days...the way you speak to people, makes you no better than any other iSheep/Fandroid on here.

43. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What I find humorous is the fact he had the nerve to question your intelligence when he has no clue wtf he's even speaking on. It's really entertaining watching him make a fool out of himself :D........

45. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

From now on, he's just another Samsung Sheep in my eyes. He sure does act like one, immediately going into insult mode whenever he perceives a comment about Samsung to be negative. Funny....the group of Samsung Sheep on here, are the same ones who constantly badmouth Apple sheep! Talk about pot calling the kettle black.

61. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Talk about pot calling the kettle black

66. pankajxdx unregistered

It's same as saying that you wouldn't buy an overclockable CPU because you would always keep it overclocked. But anyway..

21. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Your own site says its 84% screen to bodyhttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Xiaomi-Mi-MIX_id10294 and here you say it's 91% ....

42. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they minused 7% because this phone is from chinese manufacturer /s

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