May 13, 2021 | Updated: 08:45 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Comes With Full HD Display as Default But Can be Changed up to WQHD+

Mar 30, 2017 07:15 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus has just launched and there are lots of details and analysis are coming out. The Device would automatically come out of the box and ready to show videos and images the phone's full 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, however, that's not quite true. A look at the Samsung's website shows that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have FullHD+ display settings as its default or 2,22 0 x1,080 resolution.

The screen's actual resolution is now called WQHD+, or the unorthodox 2960 x 1440 pixels which indicate that the rumors about an 18.5:9 screen aspect ratio held water. This new ratio, which is called Univisium, is alike to what LG did with the G6, and allows for taller, narrower devices, as per Phone Arena.

The default FHD+ screen setting is actually 2220 x 1080, while the new HD+ display is 1480 x 720 pixels. However, it remains to be seen that those official battery life numbers, which Samsung has listed, have been measured with the default FHD+ resolution or at the full WQHD+ setting.

Nevertheless, it should be a pretty simple matter to go into the phone's settings and switch over to the full WQHD+ resolution so that you can get the full effect. On the other hand, you can also go down to the phone's lower HD+ settings if you want, this will bring the resolution down to 1480 x 720. But you should keep in mind that the higher the resolution goes, the more battery uses the Galaxy S8 will likely generate, according to Android Authority.

The smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will be having a 570 PPI (pixels per inch) measurement, while the larger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus will actually be having lower at 529 ppm. Samsung has stated during the Galaxy S8 press conference that it has secured a deal with Amazon Prime Video so it can also show HDR supported videos on those mobile devices.

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