Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge to Feature a 5.5-inch 4K UHD Screen for VR Support

Samsung recently held an SID Display week that led to the revelation of some of the most innovative display panels the company has on offer.

It has been rumored that the South Korean company has reserved the major shakeup in the design language of its flagship devices for 2017. This follows the release of a Galaxy S7 that is very similar in design as far as the Galaxy S6 is concerned. As for the Galaxy S7 Edge, the major change in design was the shift from using a 5.1-inch screen on the S6 Edge to a slightly larger 5.5-inch screen for the S7 Edge.

As far as Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge is concerned, be prepared to come across a similar size of screen size as the current S7 Edge. However, unlike the 2K QHD resolution found on this year’s curved screen flagship, next year’s version will pack a 4K UHD display. According to the company, this shift in screen technology has everything to do with the growing field of virtual reality in the smartphone world.

In addition to this, Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge, alongside the standard Galaxy S8, will be getting a technology known as Bio Blue. This tech helps with the reduction of the levels of blue light, bringing them down to 6%, something that the best screen in the current market can only bring down to 32%.

Earlier reports had indicated that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be the one to use this 5.5-inch 4K UHD screen that Samsung showcased, but it appears that we are in for a larger Note 7 Edge that carries a screen size of 5.8 inches and still relies on QHD resolution. This only leaves us with one viable option that will be used for this screen – the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.

Unlike the 2560 by 1440 pixels you get on the current QHD panels, the next-gen Samsung Galaxy flagships will feature 2840 by 2160 pixels panels with a pixel density of 806ppi. If you remember the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, you will be familiar with what this resolution means.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge

The above revelation seems to agree with the fact that Samsung has been updating its flagship display screens after every two years. While the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 have Full HD panels, last year’s Galaxy S6 and this year’s Galaxy S7 have QHD resolutions. It is reasonable to say that next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge will feature 4K UHD resolutions.

Apparently, Samsung is not the only company working on releasing smartphones with 4K display panels. It is believed Sony will also be coming in with a Xperia X Premium that features a 4K HDR panel whereas the likes of LG and Lenovo are ready to take the Korean tech giant head-to-head when it comes to bendable and foldable displays. Samsung is reportedly planning to release a Galaxy X with a foldable screen alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge.

The latest reports claim that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with a Snapdragon 823 SoC and a massive RAM of 6GB. Like previous cases, this is the same amount of RAM we expect to see on the Galaxy S8 when it is released in 2017, alongside an iris scanner and even better support for VR.

Keep in mind that a lot of this information is based on rumors and as such, take it with a pinch of salt.

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