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Samsung to bring Galaxy Note 7’s Y-OCTA display to the Galaxy S8

Samsung introduced the Y-OCTA display technology with the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this year. The technology enables the company to cut down on production costs for the display and also make the device slimmer. Instead of having a film under the display glass for touch recognition in devices with curved displays like the Galaxy S7 edge, a Y-OCTA display has its touch sensors attached to the display during the manufacturing process.

This means that there’s no additional film underneath the display glass so the device can be a hair slimmer. The electrodes that were placed between the films earlier are passivated to the display instead. Y-OCTA cuts production costs for Samsung as well since the company no longer needs to import touch films from third-party suppliers for use in displays.

A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung is going to use the Y-OCTA display technology for the Galaxy S8 as well. It’s also claimed that the Y-OCTA display will be limited to the smaller of the two Galaxy S8 models. Rumor has it that the Galaxy S8 will be available with 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch displays. The handset is expected to feature a bezel-less design which would allow for a bonkers screen-to-body ratio.

Samsung is due to unveil the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February.

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michael doidge
michael doidge

6.2 inch screen sounds very nice, if all goes well my next device .

Redspider97
Redspider97

Yes I will love a 6.2 they need it because my note 7 felt small with the way they make them now. There 5.7 was just as small as some companies 5.1. I also agree with.. stop making them so thin which would be easier to break in your pocket plus we know the battery expand.

mustaka
mustaka

There is a strong need and high demand for big screens. 6.2 inch screen size will be welcome by most of the consumers including myself.

Thuglyf
Thuglyf

I don’t see the need to provide up to 6.2inch smartphone. So Samsung we wont have a portable flagship smartphone? i know of slew people that stick to 4.7/5.inch smartphones because of portability. Some stick to the S series because of a choice to choose a more portable device; so such people will never get to use your flagship phones? on the S series, 5.5inch is enough and pretty big, and 5.1 is quite portable. The Note being a phablet at 5.7inch is enough too.

Gregg1100
Gregg1100

WHY is so much emphasis on THIN?? A bit more THICK would have given Note7 battery room to expand, and probably not given trouble. Also easier to pick up with a gloved hand.

michael doidge
michael doidge

I agree mate, the suits making the decisions on the designs really need to get over the obsession of having their devices super thin. Or at least compromise by having the rear of the phone curved and the edges thin. I remember one of the old Motorola phones had a curved back , and according to the reviews r it was still nice to hold in hand, Addmittedly it may rock around on the table a tad , but sometimes you need to just bite the bullet and make a compromise, and it may even allow a bigger battery possible… Read more »

Spo0of
Spo0of

I guess this tech will again “blow” us away 😀

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

cut production costs but only available on the smaller model? That’s difficult to understand, what would the larger device be then, the older technology? I hope both feature proper HDR displays.