The full display screen design fills almost the entire front face of the phone, providing a significantly larger display without increasing the size of the phone.
Compared to the OLED screen on the Galaxy S8 that DisplayMate tested and reviewed last March, the 6.3 inch display is 20% larger in screen area and 14% larger than previous Galaxy Note displays, without increasing the size of the phone. This, notes DisplayMate, was achieved by reducing the borders around the display.
The new OLED display is reported to be 22% Brighter than the Galaxy S8, with a peak display brightness of over 1,200 nits, a new record for smartphones, improving display performance and screen readability in challenging indoor and outdoor high ambient light viewing conditions.
While the OLED display itself is flexible, the screen remains rigid under an outer hard cover glass that is hot formed into a rigid curved screen. The curved screen provides two additional user configurable Edge Screen areas that can be viewed from both the front and the sides, even when the phone is placed face down.
This always-on display mode means the edge screen can also be used as a night clock on a bedside table. The full display boasts a 3K resolution (2960 x 1440 pixels) with a new and accurate full 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut (the same one that is used for 4K TVs). It is certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium, which allows it to play all of the latest content produced for 4K UHD Premium TVs.
According to DisplayMate’s technical review, the Native Color Gamut of the Galaxy Note8 is even larger, the result of its new high saturation “Deep Red” OLED, resulting in 112% of DCI-P3 and 141% of sRGB / Rec.709 Gamuts that also produces better on-screen colors in high ambient light.
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