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

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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33 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

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

23. Nopers unregistered

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?

2. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That note screen was amazing so yes they should use it

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

4. civicsr2cool

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 19, 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

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 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

6. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

13. Papa_Ji

Posts: 848; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

18. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

25. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

30. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

31. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

8. waqas.mehmood2

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

They should bomb feature of note 7 as well

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

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

11. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

12. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Epic LOL!!!

14. serigar

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2016

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

15. serigar

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2016

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

16. serigar

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2016

Competition is always good for consumers

17. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

19. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

24. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

28. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You said the same before Note 7, no?

21. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

22. Bukenya

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 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.

26. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 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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