Report: Samsung and LG are each working on a display with four curved sides

If the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ leaves you breathless, a new report published today says that Samsung is working on a screen that would come with four curved sides instead of just two. The top and bottom would also be curved making for a truly bezel-free screen. Such a display would cover more than 98% of the phone’s front body. Samsung rival LG is also believed to be working on a similar panel.

According to today’s report, Samsung was originally going to use this new screen on the Apple iPhone 8 this year. Recently, Samsung signed a two-year contract with Apple, …


This is why your Galaxy S8 display may be tinting red, software update to the rescue

Some of the units in the first batch of Galaxy S8 phones shipped over at the home turf in Korea, have shown red tint on their display. It’s pretty unusual for AMOLED screens, which are with cold and saturated colors by default, and turn blueish at the slightest tilt of the phone even in the Basic display mode that closely follows the standard sRGB color gamut, so users have noticed the discrepancy immediately.

Granted, all screens differ slightly from factory to factory, and batch to batch, especially OLED displays, where laying millions of light-emitting dots …

You got cropped! Galaxy S8 and S8+ video display grief comes in stages, here's why

TL;DR

Most TV series you’d watch on, say, Netflix, as well as the YouTube content, are meant for 16:9 displays – those get letterboxed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by default

You lose about 14-22% of the 5.8″ and 6.2″ screens’ real estate, depending on the video app, if you watch the vids in the default letterboxed regime

You’d have to manually add third party apps to the compatibility mode list in Display settings, so that the full screen toggle appears in, say, Netflix

Even when you toggle compatibility mode, a 16:9 video will can …

Is the media misleading you about the Samsung Galaxy S8 display?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably the best smartphone currently available on the marke; it has the one of the best designs of any phone in history; and, it is certainly the best phone Samsung has ever made. That said, there is one thing that has bugged me in the hype of the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus — do consumers really understand what they’re getting in the display?

The issue is this: Samsung’s “Infinity Display” is gorgeous, but most places you might look for information about said display will tell you that the device has a Quad HD display …

Apple has reportedly nixed 'wraparound' iPhone 8 display design, opts for flat OLED screen instead

Despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from various analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara now begs to differ. We will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the “iPhone Edition” has been more or less finalized in terms of design decisions, and these do include the speculated glass sandwich design on a stainless steel frame, but the OLED panel will be a flat one.

The thing is, Macotakara …

LG G6 to gain 100 customized apps for its 18:9 display

LG Electronics is planning to increase the number of applications optimized for its 2017 flagship – the G6. The Seoul-based tech giant announced that by next month, its app store will boast 300 apps which will fully support the 18:9 “Full Vision” display of the G6.

At the time of writing, there are about 200 apps which support the unusual aspect ratio on the company’s SmartWorld store, so these numbers suggest that we will see a 50% increase in this particular segment of LG’s digital market. 
As Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more

During the latter stages of 2016, Xiaomi rolled out a slew of high-end smartphones. From the Mi Note 2 to the much-vaunted Mi MIX, the wave of new handsets demonstrated the Chinese firm’s willingness to challenge the industry’s front-runners. Then in February, we heard about a Mi Max 2 with a generous 6 gigs of RAM and an even more abundant 6.44-inch display. Now, it appears the device could be just a week away from its grand unveiling. 
As those interested in Xiaomi’s releases will probably know, the new Mi 6 is expected to be showcased on April 19th, exactly …

Google could invest $880 million in LG's Display division to secure OLED panels for the Pixel 2

The next Pixel phone can’t come soon enough. With Google I/O conference just around the corner, rumors about the next flagship to be released by the search giant start to pile up. Google had been using a couple of Android partners to build its smartphones, and things will probably not change in the near future.

The previous Nexus phone were made by two companies, LG and Huawei, whereas the current Pixel phone have been manufactured by HTC. However, LG is very close to secure another contract from Google if we are to believe the latest reports coming from the Korean …

Samsung Galaxy S8 display: What's the deal with the new aspect ratio?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are almost upon us. And, among their many unique features, the most notable one has to be the aspect ratio of their screens. After the LG G6 and its 9:18 aspect ratio, Samsung announced their flagships with an even stranger one – 9:18.5.

According to the South Korean behemoth, this provides a large screen in a body that fits in your hand. So, combined with the extremely slim bezels, making for a screen-to-body ratio of 84.26%, the “unboxed” Galaxy phones should provide a phablet-worthy display in a smartphone body, right?

Well, …

Beautiful Infinity Display wallpapers that are a perfect fit for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

A day after Samsung made the bold new Galaxy S8 and S8+ official, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to fit the new Infinity Displays gracing both Galaxies perfectly!

If you somehow haven’t caught up with the news yet, with the S8 and S8+ Samsung ditched the standard screen aspect ratio of 16:9, opting instead for a still-unorthodox, but promising either way, 18.5:9 display that beautifully and efficiently fill up the fronts of both devices, leaving almost nothing in the way of bezels on the …