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Galaxy Note 4 OLED screen tested by DisplayMate

One of the most important parts of a smartphone of any size is the screen. If the images we see look bad because of a poorly performing screen, it doesn't matter as much how the rest of the smartphone performs. DisplayMate has recently conducted a test of the OLED screen used on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

Is sapphire glass all it’s cracked up to be?

With IFA 2014 set to start in a few days in Berlin, one of the buzzwords being bandied about is sapphire glass, particularly because it is rumored to be one of the features of the anticipated iPhone 6. Another OEM has beaten Apple to the punch as Kyocera recently announced the availability of its Brigadier with Sapphire Display through carrier Verizon. But as a supposedly scratch and drop resistant material, is sapphire glass all it’s, well, cracked up to be?

Sharp unveils “edge-to-edge display” of Aquos Crystal

When Sharp announced that their upcoming Aquos Crystal phone would have “edge-to-edge display”, people’s expectations of what it would look like were heightened. As they have now unveiled the actual phones, it would seem to have met those expectations, as the front panel of the smartphone has super-thin bezels, giving justice to the original description.

Samsung reportedly trying out three-sided AMOLED displays

Curved OLEDs are nothing new for Samsung – they have a track record of this in smartphone devices and wearables. But the three-sided AMOLED displays, with three functional sides simultaneously putting out different information is going to be a new thing, if not really groundbreaking technology. If Samsung’s suppliers are to be believed, the South Korean electronics giant has just started manufacturing in small scale three-sided display prototypes.

Kyocera Brigadier videos show how crazy tough it is

The cat is out of the bag and Kyocera indeed has in its repository the world's first non-luxury wallet-friendly sapphire glass toting smartphone. And just to show what it means when it says "tough", Kyocera has pushed two new YouTube videos that summarize the Brigadier's key rugged features as well as demonstrate the excruciatingly painful things you can do to this smartphone.

Screen Filter adjusts brightness settings for smartphones

As smartphones screens become better with its higher resolutions and AMOLED displays, this brings about both advantages and problems as well. Yes, you get better looking screens, but it also causes eye strain (and sometimes maybe damage) because it is just too bright, even when you adjust it through your phone’s built-in settings. But of course, there’s an app to help you with that, as Screen Filter helps your gadget become more eye-friendly, and battery-friendly as well.

Verizon releases Kyocera Brigadier with Sapphire Shield

With rumours swirling about that the new iPhone will be using sapphire crystal glass for its display screen among others, it seems that another OEM has gotten ahead of them. Verizon has officially announced that the Kyocera Brigadier, which has the sought after Sapphire Shield, is now available exclusively with the carrier.

OPPO’s premium Find 7 now available for pre-order

In April, Chinese phone manufacturer OPPO put out the Find 7a, the more affordable version of the outfit’s more premium Find 7 smartphone. After teasing us with the Find 7a, OPPO has now made the Find 7 available for pre-order in certain areas, including the US. As always, there will be freebies for the first few who avail of the pre-order.
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