Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have the best screens of any smartphone on the market. That’s according to DisplayMate, the industry standard body which evaluates displays for major manufacturers.
In-depth testing revealed that the displays on Samsung’s latest new handsets are 29% brighter than last year’s S6 and offer better power consumption and much improved visibility in low light conditions.
Interestingly, DisplayMate says testing shows that the Galaxy S7's screen is better than 2015’s Galaxy Note 5, a device which has a much larger screen and should therefore be able to outperform its new stablemate.
Sub–pixel rendering, a key new technology in the screen which Samsung has widely trumpeted, is also said to be behind the device’s impressive brightness and resolution.
The use of OLED technology is said to be the key reason as to why Samsung has been able to outstrip the competition.
Rival Android smartphone-makers do use OLED, but Apple still relies on LCD displays.
Word is that the California-based company will not make the switch until 2018, when Samsung could already be further in front when it comes to display tech.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were revealed this week at Mobile World Congress and hit shop shelves next month.