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Galaxy S9 gets top marks for display performance

Mar 02,2018
Samsung Electronics’ latest S9 flagship received the highest marks of any display currently on the market by global panel tester DisplayMate, industry watchers said Thursday.

DisplayMate on Wednesday said the smartphone, unveiled last month, got an “Excellent A+” grade for its color rendition, brightness and outdoor viewing performance.

It said the S9 ranked at the top of all phones tested and handily outpaced Samsung’s previous S8 smartphone, released a year ago.

The phone has a 5.8-inch quad HD super AMOLED screen, with a pixel density of 570 per inch.

DisplayMate said the phone’s Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) reached 0.7, which is an improvement on the 2.7 for the S8.

A JNCD reading below 1 means the human eye will not be able to detect any individual color difference on the screen, with lower numbers translating into a more detailed and precise viewing experience.

The company claimed that the S9 effectively has a perfect screen in terms of color accuracy.