Monday, 13 March 2017

No, the resolution of the Galaxy S8 can not be 2,960 x 2,400 pixels

No, the resolution of the Galaxy S8 can not be 2,960 x 2,400 pixels

The Mobile World Congress is already behind us and we have entered in the month of March, month in which Samsung will announce the one that without doubt is the most expected mobile of the moment. Or rather mobile because, as has been leaked on numerous occasions, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in two versions with different screen size.

If the predictions do not fail, the diagonals will be 5.8 inches for the normal model and 6.2 inches for the Plus model, two data that well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities corroborates in its last note to the investors together With others as the processor or the capacity of the batteries. In its same note referred to a fact that has left us quite confused: the screen resolution would be WQHD + 2960 x 2400 pixels, a proportion directly impossible unless the Galaxy S8 will be square.

The mysterious resolution of the Galaxy S8
Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst at KGI Securities known for his forecasts related to Apple, specifically the iPhone, but this time he has ventured with the competition and, as we said, his last note includes details about the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The report follows the line of data already known by other leaks, such as that the batteries will be 3,000 and 3,500 mAh respectively or that there will be a variant with processor Snapdragon 835 and another with Exynos 8895. The document also talks about the RAM And ensures that the international model will have 4 GB, but there will be a 6 GB version of RAM that will remain in China and South Korea.

The discordant data, as we said, has to do with the screen, specifically the resolution. Now that LG has taken out that 2: 1 QHD + resolution on the LG G6, according to Kuo, Samsung would also be planning to offer an unconventional formula. The analyst says that both models will have a resolution of 2,960 x 2,400 pixels, which he calls as WQHD +, but just take a look at the image to see that proportion is not at all logical.

Unless Samsung invented elongated pixels, a panel of 2,960 x 2,400 pixels would have a format like the blue area on the left. It is not completely square, but almost, so it neither matches the S8 images nor would be comfortable on a smartphone.

Looking at the figures, we thought that maybe it was an error and they were not 2,400 pixels wide, if not 1,400, and we made a second recreation of this hypothetical format. Here the result is much more feasible, although perhaps it is too long. Assuming that the filtered press image corresponds to the final design, the proportion appears to be somewhat wider.

As we said, the couple of 5.8 and 6.2 inches seems to be a practically confirmed fact , but with the resolution there are still doubts, although we are clear that this WQHD + format will not be describing Ming-Chi Kuo. We will have to continue to wait until March 29 when the official presentation takes place.

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