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, …

Best of the Best! Ultimate custom Android home screen Battle Royale

Hi everyone and welcome to the Best of the Best edition of our “Amazing custom Android home screen” series! Over the last 10 weeks, we’ve received hundreds of beautiful home page layouts, and we did our best to sort out and display the finest entries for your viewing pleasure. 

You’ve elected 10 champions who will now battle for your vote one last time. After the virtual dust settles, we will find out who is the ultimate Android customizer among our readers! As this is the last post for our first season, the voting will close at 01:00 AM CDT on …

Best LG G6 screen protectors


Apart from being a solid high-end smartphone, the LG G6 offers something that no other handset does: a unique FullVision display. With round corners and a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (for an 18:9 aspect ratio), the 5.7-inch flat screen of the G6 is certainly one of the phone’s highlight features. Thus, protecting this screen should be one of your highest priorities once you’re buying a G6.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find reliable screen protectors for the LG G6. In fact, you can get some of the best ones (lifetime replacement warranty included) for under $10 – check …

Best film and glass screen protectors for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Galaxy S8 isn’t with a flat screen this year, marking a radical departure from previous entrants in Samsung’s flagship S line. Both the S8 and S8+ come with flexible AMOLED displays this time around, in 5.8″ and 6.2″ diagonals, respectively. Granted, the dual-edge curved displays don’t slope to the sides as much as on the S7 edge, and are more akin to what Samsung did with the Note 7, but still, you can bet your eyebrow that it is going to be very expensive to replace them, if you accidentally hurl the phone face-down towards Mother Earth. 

Fret not, however, as barely …

Results: no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and looking pretty. Super-slim bezels, glass-on-metal build, all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Samsung. This year around, the company put all of its eggs in the “edge” basket and produced both phones with curved screens — there is no “regular” flat screen shape for the Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy S7 had a $650 price-tag. But money aside, fact is that some people just want a flat display …

10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you #10

Greetings, Android customizers! Welcome to the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone … Just kidding, welcome to the 10th post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!

Before we get going, we have a rather important message for you -> This is the last post for this season of “10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you”. We’re wrapping things up for now, but we’ll make sure to return at a later stage. Until then, there won’t be much point for you to send your designs to our …

There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where regular screenshots simply don’t cut it? Chances are that you have, and this is exactly where a screen recording app might come useful.

However, not many Android devices have such a feature built-in into their interface, which means that users have to find an app of that kind themselves and these can often misbehave and not function as advertised. 

Turns out that none other than Samsung has been hiding a useful system functionality that lets you record your screen on some of its top-end devices: senior XDA member …

So, there's no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and they are as pretty as expected! Shiny and futuristic, the phones sport edge screens and minimal bezels around them. Yes, we said “phones” in plural — while for the past 3 years, going back to the Note 4 and Note Edge, Samsung has always given us the option to get an “ordinary”, flat screen model, or shell out an extra $100 for a dual-curved edge display, the option is now gone.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy …