Samsung Galaxy Note 8's Screen Gets An A+ From DisplayMate, Its Highest Grade Ever


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is off to a great start, scoring an A+ from DisplayMate when it comes to its OLED screen's quality.

First and foremost, DisplayMate is similar to DxOMark, both earning a degree of authority in their respective industries — display for the former and smartphone photography for the latter. In other words, it gives in-depth insight and information regarding modern mobile technology.

Galaxy Note 8 Gets An A+ Grade

As a refresher, the Galaxy Note 8 boasts a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution (1,440 x 2,960). That translates to a whopping 521 ppi.

Now Samsung literally broke some records here, including but not limited to the sharp resolution, which is the same case with the Galaxy S8.

That said, here's a breakdown of the phablet's achievements, according to DisplayMate:

• Largest Native Color Gamut (112 percent DCI-P3 and 141 percent sRGB/Rec.709).

• Highest Peak Display Brightness (1,240 nits).

• Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light (270).

• Highest Screen Resolution (2,960 x 1,440).

• Highest Contrast Ratio (Infinite).

• Lowest Screen Reflectance (4.6 percent).

• Smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle (29 percent).

That's just the tip of the iceberg too, so hit up the full report from DisplayMate for more info.

Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 Dominate The Smartphone Display Game

As implied earlier, this isn't the first time that one of Samsung's devices got an A+ from DisplayMate, as the recently launched Galaxy S8 also managed to get the same accolade, from the resolution to the contrast ratio.

Though the Galaxy Note 8 did beat the Galaxy S8 on some points, that shouldn't matter since what that says is that Samsung is making big improvements from one phone to another.

Interestingly enough, DisplayMate also praised the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 back in August 2016, labeling it with the title "Best Performing Smartphone Display" ever.

Now the results shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though, considering how Samsung has arguably always been the forerunner in the smartphone display game with its OLED technology since time immemorial.

The Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled to be available on Sept. 15 in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and other regions. It's slated to roll out globally sometime in October.

Preorders are already up, and it's worth mentioning that former Galaxy Note 7 owners can participate in Samsung's trade-in promo, which will allow them to shave up to $425 off the Galaxy Note 8.

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