Samsung is reportedly bringing the Y-OCTA display tech, first seen on the Galaxy Note7, to the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. Even better, Samsung may end up using the exact same display on the S8.
The Galaxy S8 has been subjected to some wild speculations over the past few months. The interest towards the upcoming flagship is huge post the Note7 global recall. Recently we heard the S8 may end up using an RGB AMOLED screen, an arrangement the company last used in the Galaxy S II. It was unclear if it will be put on the 5.7″ or the 6.2″ flavors of the S8, or both.
Today, a source is claiming Samsung may end up using the same 5.7″ Super AMOLED panels with Quad HD resolution and Y-OCTA technology that were put on the retired Note7 phablet.
The Y-OCTA is a new manufacturing process that allows Samsung to cut display costs and thickness by embedding the touch sensors within the screen panel itself, instead of putting a touch layer between the panel and the protective glass. This way Samsung isn’t relying on another manufacturer to make the touch layer and the final display is thinner and produced entirely by Samsung.
So, if this is true, the smaller Galaxy S8 may have the same awesome display as the Note7. On the other hand, this doesn’t exclude the rumor about the full RGB AMOLED panel, as it may end up the key feature on the bigger and bezel-less 6.2″ Galaxy S8 version.
Samsung will be unpacking the Galaxy S8 at the MWC in Barcelona in just three months, so we won’t have to wait that long to get all the answers.