The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be launch on 26th of February 2017. As the release date coming close, we are hearing some incredible news every other day. After the news of dual-lens camera, wireless air pods, built-in mini projector, Snap Dragon 830 and now we are hearing that Samsung may come without the home button on the front of the screen. It will change the look of the display, and it could also increase the screen size of Galaxy S8.
(Update 1: 17 February 2017) The release date of Galaxy S8 is now expected on 21st of April 2017.
Screen size of Galaxy S8
The first question which comes to our mind is how big Samsung’s Galaxy S8 screen size will be could? Here are the display sizes for past Samsung flagship smartphones.
|Samsung Galaxy S7||5.1 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||5.5 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S6||5.1 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||5.1 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||5.1 inches|
The 5.1 inches look traditional for Samsung, but they introduced 5.5 inches in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. We can expect at least 5.1 inches or more for entry-level model Galaxy S8. However, 5.5 inches or more in premium model Galaxy S8 Edge. Both phones could be consist of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and the resolution will be 2160 x 4096 pixels. It will be multi-touch, and the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will be used for the protection.
Samsung intends to come up with a significant design change for Galaxy S8, with no flat screen and dual-edge screen in both models with a 4K display.
New Home Button
Samsung working a lot on making a new design, Recently Samsung Smartphone President Dong-Jin Koh said, “Samsung has been considering that it would make the new identity of Galaxy S8 through the dual-edge display in both models.” The new home button will be embedded underneath the front glass as on Xiaomi’s Mi 5s handsets. It could work and look similarly to it with fingerprint scanning inside of the display. It can allow Samsung to fill all the front of Galaxy S8 entirely with the screen.
The earlier rumors suggested that Samsung may introduce foldable and flexible design, but it is unlikely due to the enormous amount of risk, much more after Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.