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Samsung's making an 'optimized OLED display for 5G smartphones'

Samsung's making an 'optimized OLED display for 5G smartphones'

5G is a new technology that could eventually change the way we use our phones, but right now, it's also a buzzword, and it's one that companies are all too happy to abuse. Whether it's Verizon announcing it's bringing mmWave 5G to four street corners in a random town, or AT&T straight-up lying with its glorified LTE "5GE," the 5G abuse never seems to stop, and now Samsung's announcing a new OLED screen "optimized" for — you guessed it — 5G.

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The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's answer to the Moto razr—here's everything we know about it

The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's answer to the Moto razr—here's everything we know about it

Samsung’s first attempt at foldables was at the receiving end of a lot of criticism, mainly due to a fragile build, which even catalyzed the recall of review units, as well as a luxury price tag that deterred potential buyers. Despite some initial hiccups, Samsung got very close to the half-a-million worldwide sales figure—a milestone to marvel at for a first-gen novelty. This bumpy ride taught Samsung some critical lessons and helped it double down its efforts on the follow-up Fold. The result, rumors say, is a foldable phone that better fits your pocket—both physically and pecuniarily.

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LG will reportedly stick with LCD screens for the G7

LG will reportedly stick with LCD screens for the G7

Rumors about LG's next flagship have been all over the place. LG was considering rebranding the G series, then the company reportedly started over on the phone. A device called the 'G7 Neo' was privately shown at MWC last month, which had a 19.5:9 OLED screen with a notch. Whatever phone ends up being the G7, it won't have an AMOLED display, according to a new report from The Investor.

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Surprise: DisplayMate deems the Galaxy S9's display the best it's ever seen, gives it "Excellent A+" grade

Surprise: DisplayMate deems the Galaxy S9's display the best it's ever seen, gives it "Excellent A+" grade

For as long as I can remember, each Samsung phone's release has been accompanied by a DisplayMate test proclaiming this new Samsung phone's screen to be the absolute best. Given just how good Samsung's AMOLED panels are, we can certainly understand this, but it's just interesting to see the same thing said every year. This time around, DisplayMate has awarded the Galaxy S9 an "Excellent A+" grade.

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BEAM is a $99 smart wearable button with an AMOLED screen

BEAM is a $99 smart wearable button with an AMOLED screen

Every once in a while, you want to make sure that your opinion on a subject is perfectly clear. Pins have long been used for protests, elections, and other favored causes. The idea might not be for everyone, but I'm sure we're all familiar with the concept, at least. And now a company called BEAM Authentic has released a self-titled product that lets you broadcast anything from a customized message or logo to an endless stream of cat GIFs from a battery-powered AMOLED screen on your chest. 

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Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display?

Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display?

File this under the quirky errors / wishful thinking category. The official android.com site has a list of devices including the Nexus 5X with detailed specs, but with one mistake: it lists it as having an AMOLED display instead of an IPS display.

The error was just brought to our attention by Redditor dbailyn, but it turns out it was spotted by another Redditor sekanato more than a year ago. As a matter of fact, a quick search shows a cache of the page from July 8, 2016 with the same AMOLED error.

It's not that the IPS display on the Nexus 5X is bad — I have one and always found it suitable for the price and usage — but it's still an error nonetheless.

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DisplayMate analyzes the Note8's display — 1,200 nits of brightness and great color

DisplayMate analyzes the Note8's display — 1,200 nits of brightness and great color

Since time immemorial, DisplayMate has done a review on the screen of Samsung's upcoming flagship just before launch. Well, it's that time of the year, and they're at it again with Samsung's Note8. As you'd expect, all the numbers look pretty fantastic. But the most shocking by far is the 1,200 nits of brightness that Samsung's latest can spit out. I hope everyone saved their eclipse glasses. 

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DisplayMate: Galaxy Note7's display has record high max brightness of nearly 1,050 nits

DisplayMate: Galaxy Note7's display has record high max brightness of nearly 1,050 nits

It's become a biannual tradition that DisplayMate tests the latest Samsung phones just prior to release and proclaims them to have the best displays everTM. DisplayMate isn't necessarily wrong, though. Samsung's displays are fantastic, and they get better with every revision. We've hit a milestone with the Note7 in particular. DisplayMate says Samsung's latest and greatest can achieve more than 1,000 nits of brightness.

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[Confirmed] Nexus 6P Has Latest Gen Samsung AMOLED Panel

[Confirmed] Nexus 6P Has Latest Gen Samsung AMOLED Panel

The Nexus 6 was a pretty good device when it was released last year, but it was not without its flaws. One glaring issue the phone had was an AMOLED panel with sub-par white balance and color reproduction. Well, it seems the Nexus team heard your complaints and confirmed on Reddit that they have addressed the problem by outfitting this year's flagship, the Nexus 6P, with the latest gen Samsung AMOLED panel.

What's more, they also spent a considerable amount of time fine tuning the white balance and color gamut on the panel to give it the highest amount of accuracy possible.

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Pixel OFF Turns Some Screen Pixels Black To Save Battery Power On Devices With AMOLED Screens

Pixel OFF Turns Some Screen Pixels Black To Save Battery Power On Devices With AMOLED Screens

Have you ever wondered why the blacks on your Samsung phone look so, well, black? Ask your nearest videophile, and he or she will tell you that it's because AMOLED screens emit no light from pixels when they're assigned to draw the "black" color. It's black because the pixel is almost literally turned off. By the same token, an AMOLED pixel displaying black will also draw almost no electrical power. So AMOLED phones with black wallpapers or black-themed apps can, at least theoretically, boost their battery life significantly.

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That's the principle behind Pixel OFF, a new tool available in the Play Store.

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