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)