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Samsung Galaxy S10 gains record rating for its display

Tue, 12th Mar 2019
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Following a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has heaped the praises on the Samsung Galaxy 10 - specifically, its display.

DisplayMate deemed the display to be “the most colour accurate display that we have ever tested, [and] almost certainly considerably better than your existing smartphone, 4K UHD TV, tablet, laptop, and computer monitor.

The Galaxy S10 established or matched several smartphone display performance records during DisplayMate's extensive tests, ultimately becoming the latest flagship Galaxy device to earn the firm's highest-ever “Excellent A+” grade.

If you're a Galaxy S9 user then listen up, as according to DisplayMate's analysis, the S10 offers significantly better outdoor visibility, power consumption, colour accuracy, and more.

With a peak luminance of 1215 nits, the Galaxy S10's display produces crisp, vibrant visuals when users need them – such as when they're outside and under direct sunlight, or in environments with lots of ambient light. And with a relative power efficiency rating of 1.54 watts – an improvement on the Galaxy S9's 1.70-watt rating – the Galaxy S10's display is not only brighter than last year's model, but also more energy-efficient.

The S10 also boasts being the first mobile display to support HDR10+, a next-generation open standard for high dynamic range (HDR) video, in addition to providing record-setting colour accuracy.

Its 0.4 Just Noticeable Colour Difference (JNCD) rating in the DCI-P3 colour range is a marked improvement over the Galaxy S9's 0.7 JNCD score. This means the Galaxy 10's display has a level of colour accuracy that is ‘virtually indistinguishable from perfect.'

Following several studies, blue light has emerged as an issue as it can affect users' ability to get a good night's rest. In light of this, the Galaxy S10 features built-in technology that reduces blue light by up to 42 percent. The display has also received a coveted ‘Eye Comfort' certification from world-class German testing and certification body TÜV Rheinland for its record-low blue light output.

After detailing the display's record-setting enhancements in his report, DisplayMate Technologies' President, Dr. Raymond Soneira, noted that “What is particularly significant and impressive is that Samsung has been systematically improving OLED display performance with every Galaxy generation since 2010.

Who knew so much could be taken from a display? Regardless, it's clear Samsung is the top of the game in this regard.

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