The crown jewel of Samsung’s mobile division, as well as the product that’s going to have to cover up the company’s losses started by the Note 7, Galaxy S8 could feature a display that could cover nearly the entire smartphone.
Galaxy S8 Rumored to Feature a Near-Bezel Less Display, According to Sources Close to the Matter
According to Park Won-sang, a principal engineer at the display-making unit of Samsung, stated the following during the iMiD 2016 display exhibition in Seoul last week.
“Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio (a scale that measures space taken up by a display on the front part of a handset) reaches more than 90 percent next year.”
This could mean that Galaxy S8 could be similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which is a beautifully crafted phone in its own right. Previously, it was reported that Galaxy S8 would feature an optical fingerprint reader, which could potentially make it faster than ultrasonic fingerprint sensors. Another advantage of incorporating this security feature is that it will be found beneath smartphone display, suggesting that Samsung would then be able to cover up the entire front-side of the smartphone with nothing but a display. A bezel free smartphone is said to be one of the greatest introductions of the smartphone industry, so let us hope that Samsung is pooling in considerable resources in order to capitalize on this trend.
Apart from being rumored to sport a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent, it has also been rumored that there are going to be a total of two Galaxy S8 variants, with the 5.5-inch one sporting a 4K display. Both smartphones which feature the next-gen Exynos SoC will also be running ARM’s Mali-G71 GPU, which is said to be the fastest GPU powered in smartphones. It is already present in Kirin 960, so let us see how well the chip will be able to perform inside a 10nm FinFET packaging.
Both variants are going to be compatible with Google’s Daydream platform as a result of sporting impressive hardware specifications and Samsung is also intending to make previous Note 7 owners come out of their ‘salty’ impression of the company by offering lucrative discounts for the Galaxy S8. The company hasn’t revealed an exact release date of the smartphone, but unlike before, the manufacturer should not rush with the process at all.