After the whole Note 7 debacle, Samsung’s mobile division is under tremendous pressure. It needs to bounce back with a device that will be far more interesting than the Note 7. While we have been hearing rumours about the upcoming Galaxy S8, the latest scoop reveals that the company might go in for a crazy-looking display.
According to a source, the Korean tech giant is planning on creating an all-screen front for the upcoming Galaxy S8. With that it will completely remove the physical home button as well.
By an all-screen design, we mean that the display on the smartphone will essentially be bezel-less offering a bigger screen real estate. As for the home button, it could be embedded in the lower section of the glass. It could very well look like the recently launched Mi Mixonly with a more curved finish. Of course, the display tech will be AMOLED, but it will be interesting to see how strong that glass covering the whole front would be. This rumour also goes in favour of a previous leak that said a 6.2-inch bezel-less variant is also in the works.
Expect Samsung to announce the smartphone around February and a launch date soon after that. Going back to the previous leaks, we can tell you that the smartphone could feature the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as well as an Exynos based variant. RAM could go as much as 6GB with storage options going up to 256GB. Samsung could also say goodbye to the 3.5mm audio jack in favour of audio routing from a USB Type-C port.
Recently Samsung acquired audio company Harman and is expected to utilise their audio expertise to incorporate a high-end audio experience in new smartphones from next year.