When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, some people (yes, including me) were a bit disappointing by the display. It seems that it's basically the display used in the GS4, only slightly larger (5.1" vs 4.99"). But it turns out that Samsung does include a couple of new display related technologies in the GS5.
According to PC Magazine, the GS5 includes a custom image chip that dynamically adjusts the color gamut and contrast based on ambient light. This makes the colors much better under different lighting conditions. And it's bound to make DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira really happy - he's been long talking about how OLED's wide color gamut can be used in ambient light conditions to improve the image quality.
The GS5 also has a new software feature - when the battery is low (10%), it switches to an ultra power-saving mode which changes the screen to monochrome, lowers the brightness and closes all "non essential" features. In this low-power mode, the GS5 can last up to 24 hours in standby on that 10% battery.
So we didn't get a WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED or a flexible OLED screen, but the GS5 display may still prove to be much better than the one used on the GS4. We'll have to wait to read some reviews to see if this new chip really works.