Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016, 08:22
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News
It’s a little off topic here at the PowerPage, but the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge feature some of the best OLED displays on the market. Samsung, which has been alternately releasing one of these models every six months, has created a situation wherein there are two OLED generations per year. Each new generation has provided significant enhancements and improvements, so they leapfrog each other in display performance, resulting in a new best performing display with each new generation. As a result, OLEDs have developed into excellent high performance displays.
The guys at DisplayMate have done an extremely in depth analysis and review of the displays and has tracked the OLED market from its inception to 2010. This is important, as it’s that that Apple will be switching the iPhone to OLED displays in 2018, or possibly 2017 for premium models.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are two versions of Samsung’s latest OLED display technology. The Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch high resolution Quad HD 2560×1440 pixel display with 577 pixels per inch on a hard glass substrate. While its screen size and resolution remain the same as the Galaxy S6, its display has significantly improved performance that we will cover below.
The Galaxy S7 Edge display is similar to the Galaxy S7, but it has a curved screen OLED display that is manufactured on a flexible plastic substrate so that it can bend around the corners on both the sides of the phone to provide two display areas that can be viewed and controlled from both the front or the sides, which is especially useful for viewing notifications and scrolling news items. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a somewhat larger 5.5 inch screen, but has the same 2560×1440 resolution with 535 pixels per inch.
Both are impressive displays and the DisplayMate shootout covers every aspect in comparison with its competitor.
For the full shootout, click on the link below and you can see which display holds the advantage as well as get an idea as to where Apple’s iPhone display technology is headed over the next few years.