Samsung Galaxy Note 7
A woman speaks on an Apple phone as she passes an advert for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in London, Britain, September 2, 2016. Reuters/Luke MacGregor

The Samsung Galaxy S8 just keeps getting better, at least according to a new report. The Galaxy S8 is reportedly going to adopt the now-discontinued Galaxy Note 7’s display technology. Not only that, the S8 may actually equip the exact same panel that was used on the Note 7.

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A report from Korean tech portal ETNews that surfaced on Monday claims that the electronics giant’s new flagship phone may utilise the Y-OCTA display technology that was first applied on the Galaxy Note 7. It also mentions that the Galaxy S8 handsets may wind up using the exact 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD resolution panels that the Note 7 had.

According to SamMobile, the Y-OCTA enhancements allow Samsung to cut display expenses and make mobile devices slimmer by integrating touch sensors with the display panels. The process will no longer require planting touch layers in the middle of the panels and the protective glass. This means that Samsung won’t need to rely on third-party manufacturers for its displays and the company can produce them on its own.

The idea that the Galaxy S8 will be using the Galaxy Note 7’s high-quality display is good news to fans. The Note 7’s specs and features were actually pretty good, save for its exploding tendencies. The Galaxy S8 is also rumoured to one-up the Note 7 as the upcoming Samsung flagship is set to include a larger and bezel-free 6.2-inch Edge-like variant with full RGB AMOLED display.

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Samsung is also expected to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy S8 and use a USB Type-C port in its place. The South Korean tech titan is likewise boosting the S8’s stereo speakers with the help of connected car specialist Harman International, which Samsung recently acquired for US$80 billion (AU$107 billion). Samsung is expected to officially launch the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, which starts on Feb. 27 in Barcelona.