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Galaxy Note 8 Scores Highest-Ever Image Quality Points
Excellent A+
Galaxy Note 8 Scores Highest-Ever Image Quality Points
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • August 30, 2017, 09:30
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The Galaxy Note 8 earned the highest-ever grade of
The Galaxy Note 8 earned the highest-ever grade of "Excellent A+" in an image quality evaluation by DisplayMate.


The Galaxy Note 8 earned the highest-ever grade of "Excellent A+" by setting a new record an image quality evaluation by DisplayMate, a global display-specialized organization.

According to evaluation results released by DisplayMate on August 28, the Galaxy Note 8 (6.3-inch) was recorded as a monumental product which realized maximum brightness of 1,240cd/㎡ for the first time among smartphones. Its brightness is 22% higher than 1,020cd/㎡ of the latest smartphone Galaxy S8 launched in April this year. 1,240cd/㎡ refers to the brightness of 1,240 candles lit at the same time in a box one meter long and one meter wide.

Smartphones are often used outdoors in comparison to other IT products, so outdoor visibility is crucial as people watch smartphone screens under bright sunlight.

Galaxy Note 8 is also the first notebook series to have a 3K QHD + (2960x1440) resolution. The resolution is higher than 2.5K QHD (2560x1440) which is the maximum resolution of existing notebook series.

The Galaxy Note 8 realized 1,240cd/㎡ brightness, a perfectly black screen and an infinite contrast ratio, and enjoys latest digital cinema international color standard DCI-P3 (digital cinema initiatives-P3) and so was the best smartphone in the world to watch high-quality movies and computer graphics, DisplayMate explained. In particular, Galaxy Note 8 achieved the highest level of a 112% color reproduction rate based on DCI-P3.

The Galaxy Note 8 is the first one of the note series to implement a dual-edge full-screen flexible OLED, which minimizes its bezel and enhances the unity of display and smartphone. Moreover, corner rounding technology was applied to the edges of the display, softly curving the rectangular 90-degree edges. With a full-screen with edges, the overall design sensibility of the display was upgraded, and even though the screen is enlarged, a grip of the device feels better.

“A new larger 6.3-inch full screen display that fills almost the entire front face of the Galaxy Note8 from edge-to-edge. Its display is 20% larger in screen area than the Galaxy S8 and 14% larger than previous Galaxy Note displays,” DisplayMate said.

In particular, according to DisplayMate, the display also has a new form factor with a taller height to width aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 which makes the device better for movie viewing, using multi-windows and checking and reading various notification information. In addition, the adoption of night mode improvement such as blue light reduction technology is expected to give more satisfaction to consumers.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 8 was certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium which allows it to play all of the latest content produced for 4K UHD Premium TVs. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a high-definition image technology that improves image quality by expressing colors more abundantly and expresses bright and dark parts of images more finely.