Samsung Working On A Full-Screen OLED Panel, Coming In 2017

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are Samsung’s most powerful devices at the moment. The Galaxy Note 7 was introduced back in August, but the device got recalled twice in the meantime, and the company had opted not to sell it at all anymore, as they still don’t know what went wrong with the phone. In any case, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are still selling really well, especially considering the Galaxy Note 7 got recalled. Having that in mind, Samsung has to redeem themselves for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, and consumers have high hopes for the upcoming Galaxy S8 which is expected to launch in Q1 2017, probably during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

We’ve already seen quite a few Galaxy S8 rumors, even though most people would say it’s too early for such rumors. In any case, yet another report surfaced in Korea, and it suggests that Samsung is developing a nearly full-screen OLED display for the Galaxy S8. What exactly does this mean? Well, this display is going to be nearly bezel-less, an edge-to-edge OLED panel which should look great on the device. This report is based on an interview with a Samsung Display researcher, though he did not confirm whether this display will be included on the Galaxy S8 or not. Park Won-sang is a principal engineer at Samsung Display, and here’s what he had to say: “Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio (a scale that measures space taken up by a display on the front part of a handset) reaches more than 90 percent next year”.

All things considered, chances are we will see this display included on the Galaxy S8, unless the company plans to release this display in Q2 or second half of 2017, in which case we might see it included in the Galaxy Note 8, if that phone ever gets released, of course. Now, the average display area ratio in today’s smartphones is at around 80%, and Mr. Won-sang said that Samsung plans to push the limits in the coming years, and is aiming to push that ratio to 99%.

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