At the time of writing, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is easily the king when it comes to smartphone displays. Don’t get me wrong, the screen on my Galaxy S22 Ultra is excellent but there is something about the iPhone 14 Pro Max that looks down on other phones. That may change in the near future because Samsung Display has offered an OLED display that achieves over 2,000 nits of peak brightness.
Samsung’s new screen panels can get very bright and provide realistic, rich colours
The OLED screen offered by Samsung has UDR or Ultra Dynamic Range and this has been certified by UL Solutions. This clearly shows what Samsung Display is capable of. What’s even more impressive is that the peak brightness value on the new smartphone displays is the same as the new TVs that Samsung announced recently.
“Screen brightness is a factor that has a significant impact on consumer experience of smartphone image quality and performance,” said Hojung Lee, Product Planning Team Lead for Small and Medium Display Division at Samsung Display. “With outstanding technology and hands-on experience in the field of OLED, Samsung Display will continue to lead the market with distinctive products based on consumer-oriented technology.”
Additionally, Samsung also managed to get a UDR 1,500 nits light rating on its latest panel. The South Korean giant believes that the new UDR panel is capable of displaying rich and realistic colors, especially in outdoor use.
However, we are not sure if the new UDR displays will make their way into the upcoming Galaxy S23 series. We’ve been hearing rumors about how the Galaxy S23 Ultra can get around 2,200 brightness on board but it hasn’t been confirmed. Adjustments can be made before launch and we can see higher numbers but for now, the iPhone 14 Pro Max remains the best smartphone display, provided you can tell the difference.
The Galaxy S23 series should go official next month, and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more about the panels this phone uses.