Galaxy Note 7 Sticking to Quad HD, Same Display as Galaxy S7

Samsung has become known for a lot of key features they pump into their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, but one of the more distinct of those has always been the Super AMOLED display. A cornerstone of the Galaxy S line since the original launched, the Galaxy Note line inherited the best displays that Samsung could get their hands on, and there's no sign of that changing with the upcoming Galaxy Note. Right now, the upcoming Galaxy Note is rumored to be the Galaxy Note 7 to bring the two flagship lines inline with each other, but whether or not that's the final name of the new device is unclear.

According to a new report out of South Korea however, it looks as though the OLED supply chain for the Galaxy Note 7 has already been established and confirmed, as well as details of the Galaxy Note 7. Earlier today, we heard that the Galaxy Note 7 would be launching with a 5.8-inch curved display, featuring a similar look to the Galaxy S7 Edge, but now we know the resolution and the suppliers lined up to make it happen. It appears as though Samsung will be sticking with a Quad HD, 2560 x 1440, display for the Galaxy Note 7. While this might be disappointing for some, it's more important for Samsung to be able to create a great-looking display all round, not just one that's super-crisp. On top of that, the South Korean giant needs to make sure that they can keep with the demand, and using a relatively new panel, that will most certainly have a lower yield rate would make it difficult to do just that.

Ultimately, Samsung Display will no doubt take care of the manufacture of whatever Super AMOLED displays end up in the new Galaxy Note, but they can't do everything on their own. As such, Samsung SDI will be providing the phosphorescence green base layer, with The Dow Chemical Company and Idemitsu Kosan taking care of red and blue components, respectively. The three together will give Samsung Display the RGB tools and chemicals they need to create the new panels. Those three suppliers were the backbone of the supply used in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge's display as well, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. This should give Samsung the ability to ensure parity in the overall look of their Super AMOLED displays in both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7.

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