galaxy-s7-design_03As it stands the majority of flagship smartphones come with a QHD display as it has more or less become the standard these days. However we know that UHD is a possibility, thanks to the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (even though it isn’t always a 4K display), which is why it wouldn’t surprise us to see next year’s smartphones start to adopt higher resolution displays.

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This is what analysts at Korean research firm UBI Research are claiming, at least as far as the Samsung Galaxy S8 is concerned. We can only assume that the phone will be seeing a release in 2017 and according to the company, Samsung could be packing a 5.5-inch UHD display inside of it.

As it stands, the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch display which means that the jump to 5.5-inches brings it close to Galaxy Note territory. However previously Samsung had unveiled a 5.5-inch 4K display panel, and UBI Research is claiming that this is the panel that could find its way into the Galaxy S8, making it a more attractive option compared to other phones.

However the panel was supposed to be designed with VR in mind, but we guess it makes sense as the Gear VR headset will require a phone to power it, so a Galaxy S8 with a 4K display would no doubt up the stakes in Samsung’s VR game. Take it with a grain of salt, but do you guys think that we really need a phone with a UHD display?

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5.8"
  • 2960x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 568 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
3000 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 835
  • MicroSD
Price
~$395 - Amazon
Weight
155 g
Launched in
2017-03-29
Storage (GB)
  • 64
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