Will the virtual home button of the Galaxy S8 burn in the AMOLED display? Nope! Here's how Samsung prevents that

AMOLED screens are great for a few reasons — the true blacks, the eye-popping colors, the energy-saving opportunities, brightness, and more. But they are not without their downsides and a big one, which is not yet fully solved, is the so-called burn-in.
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43. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

See point 2 of your own link: "Ability to undergo permanent deformation without cracking or fracturing." OLED can be flexible, LCD can't. Who is right now.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

QD dont burn in like OLED. QD will be the real replacement of both LCD and oled.

44. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

But QD doesn't have the pure colors, response time or the blacks OLED can produce. QD makes LCD worthless though.

35. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

AMOLED also has a much faster refresh rate compared to LCDs slow refresh rates. Why do you think all the great mobile VR platforms use AMOLED instead of LCD. Like Samsung's Gear VR, and Google's Daydream VR. LCDs would give you ghosting effects with any rapid movements. When it comes to VR/AR/MR LCD is dead. AMOLED is taking over that world, guaranteed. It's time to take LCD out to a pasture and shoot it.

39. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

QLED screen have the lifespan of LCD with same ability than Amoled. QLED is the future Amoled is just a space holder.

46. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 664; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Agreed QLED will be the next big thing in display technology.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3957; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Ewww LCD, so 2013

48. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

In other words, Samsung is admitting that burn in exists.

53. Amir123a

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

LCD technology is a museum property at best. OLED is the bleeding edge in the present and in the foreseeable future. All the rest is mumbo jumbo fanboyism talk. Moreover, there is no other panel tech that fits tv's and smartphones, etc. better than OLED, for its thinness (Highly highly important especially in smartphones, tablets - small displays), unmatched contrast ratio, black levels, viewing angles, sunlight legibility, etc. Samsung even managed to reach around 65k color temp with display mode change and/or rgb level change in settings. There is nothing more desired than oled panel in smartphones and tv's, i would say even more desired than camera quality and design.

54. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Ha! Such big words, thou I am not worthy. I can't fathom how "museum properties" still have the 78% share of all display panel sales.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Is this a joke?? Lol

56. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nope, but you are.

3. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Personally more concerned about other possible down the road walls. A lot of TV's when they go into rest mode they have their logo shift across the screen. When I had my S6 I had the display fail with a line down my screen, stuff like that I am worried for but everything is great right now.

4. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

You have a lot of time in your hands, do you?

5. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Screen burn in is a terrible thing. I have a G4 which uses an lcd and shouldn't burn in but there is temporal sticky pixels, something about their quantum dots phases, anyway it's annoying and make the display looks 2nd rate.

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

blehkwide, thats called picture or image retention its not burn in. Its caused by an issue with the calibration of the screen an can be fixed by a software update. I had something similar on my LG G5 following 7.0 nougat update but its was fixed 2 weeks after with a small software update.

6. jeanrivera

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

LOL That will just burn in the amoled in more places!!!!!!!! what a dumb idea I'll laugh about it in couple of months lol please take a screenshot of this comment !!!!!!!!!!!!

17. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

U Hv no idea what you are talking

36. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

iushnt you have no idea... Amoled durability is much lower than LCD ( for screen life not for durability against shock or bending. ) LCD is unkillable.

9. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Burn-in is still a very real issue with amoled screens. Now that Samsung has moved to on-screen, my advice is to browse in full screen as much as possible if the browser or app provides it.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and what about custom-colored navbar?

11. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don't believe Samsung cause I saw S7 and S7 edge that comes with physical home button and still has burn in.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7027; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah right. Physical home buttons are not going to have burn in. Hell they don't even light up and are not on the screen.

37. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Burn in on the screen itself you dumb dumb.

67. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Burn in on screen itself not cause of home button lol.

13. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The tape was shrinking and expanding. In other words tape was breathing.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I don't know why people we're saying to disable the always on home button like Sammy wasn't going to move the image around to combat burn in...

21. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

I actually thought this was going to be an issue but Samsung actually thought it through. +1 for Sammy

23. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Who cares if it burns into the screen, its not like people are going to keep the phone long enough for it to actually start burning in.

26. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1525; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Battery will probably fail first.
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