Alleged Galaxy S9 browser benchmark tips aspect ratio that screams Infinity Display design

Details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ are slowly trickling down via tips, renders and leaked benchmarks to such an extent, that now we are able to confirm the screen aspect ratio with near certainty, courtesy of the HTML5 browser test.
A certain “Samsung SM-G960F” has made a pass there, running on Android 8.0 Oreo fumes, and it is none other than the successor of the SM-G950F, which in turn is the international codename of the Galaxy S8. The benchmark clearly lists a screen aspect ratio that is equivalent to 2.05:1, or exactly what the S8, S8+ and Note …


Raking it in: Samsung Display rumored to make $20 billion in revenue from iPhone panels in 2018

A new report from Korea indicates that Samsung Display will churn out between 180-200 million flexible OLED screens for Apple’s iPhones in 2018. 

If this information proves to be accurate, this would mean that Samsung Display will collect between $19.8 to $22 billion in revenue from these panels alone, since the estimated cost of a display module (consists of an AMOLED panel, cover glass, and Force Touch sensor) is around $110 (according to data from IHS Market). 
It is estimated that Samsung Display produced around …

No 21:9 display for the Galaxy S9, record screen-to-body ratio to come from shaved-off bezels

The rumors that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 may switch to a new display aspect ratio like 21:9, in order to execute the eventual screen-to-body ratio increase may be unfounded, reveals an insider claim. 

The source, with a good track record of Samsung-related scoops and finds, tips that it has gotten its paws on reliable info that the eventual screen area increase relative to the overall Galaxy S9 size, will be coming entirely from shrunk bezels, rather than a switch to an even taller aspect ratio.
The speculation is that Samsung will be gunning for the …

HTC releases Smart display app in the Google Play Store

HTC Smart display is an Android app that comes pre-installed on the HTC U11+, a smartphone that hasn’t been released on the market yet. The application HTC’s take on the Ambient Display, a feature that will come inside the U11+.

It’s unclear whether or not the app is compatible with other HTC devices now that the Taiwanese company has decided to release it in the Google Play Store.

The Smart display app shows information about time, date, and battery power on the screen. It also displays notification icons and features different clock styles, as well …

Apple to eschew glass for a metal body in the rumored iPhone 9 with LCD display

Hot on the heels of the report that all 2018 iPhones will sport the “notch and horns” design indeed, comes another tidbit straight from the Land of the Rising Sun. This time, the Japanese sources deal with one particular member of Apple’s expected 2018 family, the rumored “budget” model with a 6.1″ display. 
It is apparently prepped as Apple’s silver bullet for getting away from over-reliance on Korean suppliers (read: Samsung), as not only is it supposed to come with an LCD, instead of OLED display panel, but now Nikkei is also reporting that it will sport a …

Huawei nova 2S coming soon with 6-inch display, 20MP dual-camera and Kirin 960 CPU

Although we’re just one month away from the end of the year, there might be just enough time for some companies to release their last smartphones for 2018. Huawei recently launched its second flagship of the year, the Mate 10 Pro, but the Chinese handset maker may have a few more aces up its sleeve.

One of them could be the unannounced Huawei nova 2S, which has just popped up in China. The nova 2S is a high-end smartphone that’s likely to be launched worldwide, although Huawei may use different names.

Aside from a handful of pictures showing some dummy nova …

China-bound Honor V10 is now official: 2:1 display, Kirin 970, dual cameras starting at $410

After amping up the ante with the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei just announced its affordable honor V10 smartphone. Taking design cues from the Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro and featuruing a tall, 18:9 display and a dual-camera setup, the all-new honor V10 costs significantly less than its more premium brethren, but looks like it encapsulates all the core fundamentals that made the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro noteworthy handsets.
So, what’s under the hood?
There’s a 5.99″ LCD display up front, boasting a resolution of 1,080 by 2,160 pixels …

Asus unveils its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1). Although we have yet to learn when it will be available for purchase and how much it will cost, we already know quite a lot about its specs.

First off, Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is a purely mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0 on top. Also, it comes in two …

Apple to diversify from Samsung for flexible, foldable iPhone OLED display supplies

Back in February, Bloomberg sources reported that Apple is exploring a partnership with the largest Chinese screen maker, BOE, on potential OLED screen development. At the time, BOE didn’t have significant OLED-making capabilities, but now Korean sources tip that the yield situation might be changing. Apparently, BOE is prepping investments in Apple-exclusive production lines for both flexible and “foldable” OLED panels. 

Needless to say, the products that roll off the conveyor belts will need to be checked for quality and consistency by Apple, before we see BOE screens …

Apple files for patent on flexible iPhone display

The USPTO has released a copy of Apple’s application seeking a patent on a flexible iPhone screen. The display would be able to open and close like a book, folding on a center axis. As recently as last month, we told you that Apple is looking to partner with LG on the production of the Gumby-esque screen. Why LG? Why not Samsung? Those are good questions. Heck, we even thought of them ourselves. The answer is a lot less complicated than you might expect. Apple is concerned that Samsung’s display division might not be able to keep its mouth shut and pass the word over to the Samsung division in …