Samsung is going to completely rework the design of the Galaxy S8. According to Sammobile, the new flagship will receive an OLED display, which will occupy almost the entire front panel of the smartphone. In Seoul are going to get ahead of Apple, which plans to release in 2017 frameless iPhone with a screen “edge to edge”.
At present, Samsung is actively developing such a panel. Representatives of Samsung Display said that the company invests heavily in this project. According to the chief engineer, Samsung Display Pack Won-San, next year, Samsung plans to release a display that can take more than 90% of the area of the front panel of the smartphone.
Moreover, in the coming years, Samsung Display hopes to bring this figure up to 99% of that theoretically will allow the company to create a fully frameless smartphone. Now most devices on the market are equipped with screens that occupy on average 80% of the area of their front panels.
But in order to take full advantages of this screen, Samsung have to get rid of home keys. Which, incidentally, confirmed earlier rumors, which Samsung Galaxy S8 may be the world’s first smartphone with a built-in screen optical fingerprint scanner.
Park Won-San rejected the assumption of an earlier release of the Galaxy S8. And the next flagship of Samsung, is likely to be announced early in the year on the eve of MWC 2017.
In September close to Apple sources said that the iPhone 8 will be released in autumn next year, will lose the physical Home button. Key, which was an essential attribute of smartphones since 2007, will replace the “virtual button” is built right into the screen. The display of the iPhone 8 will occupy the entire front surface of the device from edge to edge, so the space for the key “Home” it just will.