Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" says the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" from the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …

Moto Z2 Play is certified in China: 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM and 20% lower battery capacity

The Moto Z Play has made a name for itself thanks to the 3510mAh battery it sports. Add to that large capacity cell the power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset that is found under the hood, and you have a phone that allows you to walk right past the outlets in your home, the office, the airports, or in the library. But the sequel to the phone, the Moto Z2 Play, is apparently not going to give users the same opportunity to go without a charge for two to three days.

With the Moto Z2 Play getting certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA (which is similar to the FCC in the U.S.) we understand …

Facebook Messenger gets a redesigned home screen, new ways to navigate the app

Facebook has just revealed the new changes that will be added to its Messenger app in the coming days. If the previous update was about the various capabilities inside conversations, the new one will bring some visual changes that are meant to make it easier to navigate across the app.

The most obvious change will be the new home screen, which maintains the same number of features but is better organized. The update is turning the Messenger into a personal hub for connecting with all the people and businesses users care about.

Also, across the top of the …

A note to all Galaxy S8 users: fast charging only works while the screen is off

These days, a smartphone having some sort of fast charging solution has become the norm, not the exception, so most people would be excused for forgetting about the feature. So this is a friendly reminder that the S8 features the exact same technology as its predecessors, the S6 and S7, did before it. Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge, which is really just another name for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, still does its job as well as it did a couple of years ago, of course, but it does so with a small limitation: you can’t use it while your device’s screen is on.

Call …

JPMorgan sees AirPods out of the box, an edge-to-edge screen and an L shaped battery for iPhone 8

JPMorgan analysts must have an amazing connection inside Apple. How else to explain the recent number of leaks that the bank has recently released pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition iPhone. That is the model that has been dubbed the Apple iPhone 8. Some of the comments made by these analysts could be considered “outrageous.” For example, just the other day a Morgan analyst said that there is a “high likelihood” that this premium model will be introduced at WWDC next month and released in September or October. That actually seems unlikely considering the recent comments made by Apple CEO …

Amazon Echo smart speaker with video screen is in the works?

One of the hottest tech devices of the last couple of years has been the Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device is powered by the cloud based AI assistant dubbed Alexa by the online retailer. Alexa has been so popular that Motorola is going to include it on some of its Moto branded handsets this year. The U.S. version of the Huawei Mate 9 will also feature Alexa handling the same tasks that Google Now usually takes care of.

Amazon is rumored to be working on an enhanced version of the Echo smart speaker which will feature a video screen. This device has the code name “Knight,.” and will be …

Samsung working on a 4K '800ppi' phone screen, and 7th-gen AMOLED displays

Tucked neatly in the info that Samsung will be starting production of 7th generation AMOLED panels from Q2 next year, is this little nugget: “Samsung Display has continued research to diversify its OLED portfolio to include foldable OLED, chip-on-plastic OLED and 800ppi high-resolution OLED.”

Well, we are not surprised that the 7th generation will be upon us next year, while every other OLED screen maker is still tooling up for the 6th, and with every new generation we get better panel quality, less power draw, and the like, but it’s the other three things mentioned that piqued …

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 …

$100 nets you a big screen and a fingerprint scanner if you get the new LG Harmony on Cricket

$100 phones just get nicer with every passing year. If you look back a year or two ago, the choices in this price range were mostly rare and borderline offensive to anyone after a remotely decent user experience. Not any longer. Today, a Benjamin gets you something like the new LG Harmony, which just launched on Cricket.

The phone has a simple plastic build with metal accents, but isn’t ugly in any way. More importantly, it has a fairly big 5.3-inch display with a 720p resolution that’s not as sharp as 1080p, but still quite serviceable. There are an 8MP rear camera, …