Galaxy S8 Resolution Defaults To FullHD, Goes Up To WQHD+

Samsung had introduced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus earlier today, and it seems like the two devices come with a fullHD (2220 x 1080, because of its 18.5:9 aspect ratio) resolution set as default. Confused? Well, you have a right to be, considering that the two devices sport 2960 x 1440 Infinity displays. Now, this might not be a bad move by Samsung, however, as the company allows you to up the resolution on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus through settings, so even though their default resolution is 2220 x 1080, you can increase that way up to 2960 x 1440, if you want to.

Now, to be more specific regarding those displays, the Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch 2960 x 1440 Infinity Display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with essentially the same display which is a bit larger at 6.2 inches. Now, some of you might recall that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge resolution dropped to 1920 x 1080 after the Android Nougat update as well, though you were able to increase their resolution to 2560 x 1440, so that was not a bug or anything of the sort, and the feature that comes with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is not really that new. This feature, however, is quite useful, as the two devices will have way less pixels to push at 1920 x 1080 resolution, which essentially means that the CPU and GPU will be less burdened by performance, so you should get even smoother performance (even though performance, in general, should not be a problem whatsoever), and you should also be able to get more battery life out of the two devices by using them while their resolution is scaled down to 1920 x 1080.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are true powerhouses, as expected. These two smartphones are currently amongst the most powerful smartphones on the planet, if not the most powerful ones. Depending on where you purchase one of these two devices, you’ll get either the Snapdragon 835 SoC on the inside, or Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 chip. Both of those processors are extremely powerful, and are made using a 10nm manufacturing process, which means they’re quite power-efficient as well. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will become available on April 21, and they’ll be available for a pre-order tomorrow, at least in the US.

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