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Galaxy S8, S8+ Resolutions Are Set To Full HD+ By Default

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets are stunning devices and they sport pretty Huge Displays, at least bigger than their predecessors at 5.8-inch and 6.2-inches respectively. However interesting enough despite their huge displays, it has been noticed that the default Resolution set for the phones is at Full HD+.

Now given that the phones have such huge displays, a lower resolution would technically mean it isn’t as sharp as it could be. For those wondering, FHD+ has a resolution of 2220 x 1080, but the good news is that as we have seen in an earlier leaked photo, Samsung has made it so that resolution on the phone can be changed and adjusted according to the user’s needs.

Users have the option of scaling it up to QHD+ which is 2960 x 1440, or bringing it down lower to HD+ which is 1480 x 720. There are obvious benefits for lowering the resolution, where there will be less strain put on the processor of the phone, which in turn means that you could in theory get more battery life out of your phone.

We asked Samsung about this and this is what they told us: “Default settings may vary by carrier and region so we cannot assume what was on the hands-on devices will represent the out-of-box experience for everyone. If the user sets the resolution to FHD, individual apps will not be able to override this power-saving feature without permission. “

Whether or not this will make a huge difference also depends on how you use your phone. For example someone who maxes out the resolution but just surfs websites and chats all day will probably get more battery life compared to someone on HD+ who streams videos non-stop. Either way this is something to take note of when you get your phone, in case you do want to bump up (or lower) the resolution.

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