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Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything we know so far

By Cookie Monster - 26 Mar 2017

Will Samsung go 4K on the Galaxy S8?

2.) Will Samsung go 4K on the Galaxy S8?

4K displays in smartphones haven't exactly taken off positively. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, which has a 4K display, commands quite a premium. We found the display to be excessive and superfluous, and not worth paying more for it. Will Samsung jump on the 4K bandwagon?

The first rumor surfaced in June 2016 when a Chinese source reportedly told WCCF Tech that the Galaxy S8 could be the first phone from Samsung to sport a 4K display although the high power consumption was a deep concern. The rumored heavy focus on virtual reality (VR) was cited as a reason for Samsung to pursue a 4K display on the Galaxy S8. 

SamMobile's sources claim that Samsung would be retaining the 2K display for the Galaxy S8 as a higher resolution display would cost more and consume more power unneccesarily. This was later corroborated by tipster @evleaks who confirmed that both phones would come with Quad-HD displays. Later on, the leaked specs sheet of the Galaxy S8+ stated a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display.

It seems that Samsung feels it's not time to embrace 4K displays for its smartphones.