After the failure of Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung is trying hard to come out with a bang with Samsung Galaxy S8. The next generation flagship smartphone is said to come with an all-screen front and there will be no hardware Android navigation keys.
The iconic Samsung home button and the navigation keys on its either side will not make to the Galaxy S8. This news comes in line with previous reports that too mentioned about Samsung doing away with capacitive keys and home button. For the fingerprint scanner, which is embedded beneath the home button in current phones, Samsung will now use optical fingerprint scanner below the display.
With all the features coming together, Samsung will reportedly go for a bezel-less screen spreading from one edge to the other. We have seen such implementation in Xiaomi’s smartphone, but that too wasn’t completely bezel-less, as it had a fairly wide chin to accommodate the front camera and important sensors. It will be interesting to see how Samsung will implement the all-screen front thing if it chooses to do so.
Not only this, the on-screen navigation keys are said to come with 3D-touch like functionality. It is not clear yet whether only the buttons are going to be pressure sensitive or the whole screen will sport the feature. Even though these reports need to be taken with a pinch of salt, the Galaxy S8 is sure to pack in a lot of innovation and new compelling features.
According to some previous reports, the new devices will be announced either during MWC 2017 in February or at a special Samsung event in April. Besides the 3D touch like features, the Galaxy S8 will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
A video by TechRadar shows the concept design of the Samsung Galaxy S8.