Samsung has just stolen the show. Again.

DisplayMate, the screen tester, awarded the Samsung Galaxy S8’s screen its first-ever A+ grade a year ago. Now, it has, once again, crowned the Samsung Note 8 as the best performing smartphone display, awarding it its top grade as well.  The most awaited phone of all time was unveiled a week ago, and it is the company’s follow-up to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7.

The latest flagship is packed with numerous advantages, but one its major selling points is its expansive 6.3-inch AMOLED display. And moreover, Note 8’s display is 22 percent brighter than the Galaxy S8, a “noticeable and major improvement,” DisplayMate said in a report released Monday.

The Note 8’s display has a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits (a unit of visible-light intensity) compared with about 1,000-nit top the Galaxy S8 scores. By comparison, the iPhone 7 has a peak brightness of 705 nits, according to DisplayMate.

The flagship phone also sports a dual camera setup, a portrait mode and the signature S Pen stylus found on every Note phone. Note 8 preorders begun on Aug. 24, and the phone will go on sale Sept. 15 in the US, UK, South Korea and other selected countries. It’ll roll out worldwide from October.


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