Samsung is planning to go for an all-screen (bezel-less) design for its next-gen flagship device, the Galaxy S8. A report has surfaced online depicting that the next flagship from Samsung will sport a true bezel-less display and might scrap the physical home button.
According to Bloomberg, Samsung will go a for a bezel-less display for a more real estate and immersive viewing experience. If this report came out to be true, then it would be a big push to the already development next wave of smartphones coming with a bezel-less display.
The company will also be ditching the physical home button in favour of a virtual one that “will be buried in the glass in the lower section.” This also means that we can expect something like a pressure-sensitive home button present in the latest iPhone 7 that gives a vibrating sensation when pressed.
The report further adds that Samsung will the Galaxy S8 in screen size which will be same as this year’s 5.1-inch S7 and 5.5-inch S7 Edge, although the next-gen flagship phones will sport a curved, “wraparound” displays. “The new phones will only come with wraparound displays using organic light-emitting diode technology,” reports Bloomberg.
Multiple reports also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. But by looking company’s past record, we might see a mix of both Qualcomm and Samsung’s in-house Exynos line of processors. On the software front, the company is rumoured to come up with a new voice assistant and will feature some AI enhancements.
Other than this, it is also reported that Samsung ditches the traditional audio jack and incorporate a USB-C port instead. Samsung Galaxy S8 might boast HARMAN branding for these speakers after the South Korean giant recently acquired Harman International in an all-cash deal worth $8 billion.
Finally, the report also highlights that the company might push the release to April as opposed to the previous March release of the Galaxy S8. “Samsung is adopting tougher testing procedures in the wake of the Note 7 debacle that could push back the launch by about a month,” the report said.