Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors – All-glass Design, 95% Screen-to-Body Ratio

Samsung Galaxy S8

A lot has already been said about Samsung Galaxy S8, but the phone is not yet here, with reports rife that the company will unveil it towards the end of March.

We have seen leaked cases, renders and even details about the model numbers of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, however, Samsung has not said a word to confirm any of the ongoing rumors. However, they are the only sources of information we have right now with respect to this phone and as it is, they are really heating up.

As noted, we already know quite a lot about the rumored Galaxy S8. The phone is said to be coming in with an entirely new design language, pack some of the best hardware specs and features as well as up the game in terms of cameras. Now, in a new development that serves to back up previous rumors about the S8, Samsung will reportedly not launch a flat screen variant, contrary to some previous reports that had claimed so.

In short, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship with a double edge screen that is curved on two sides, just like the S7 Edge. However, it is said that the bezels on all four ends of the phone will be reduced drastically, allowing the display to occupy between 90 to 95% of the entire front panel. This will mean the S8 joins the league of Xiaomi Mi MIX, a phone that will be considered a pioneer of a new design language that could be set to dominate larger parts of the future smartphone world.

One of the features that have been sacrificed in order to achieve this massive screen-to-body ratio is the physical home button. This feature will not be available on Samsung Galaxy S8, instead, it will move to the display, with the fingerprint scanner reportedly moving to the back of the phone. The tipster further adds that unlike the design of the Galaxy S7 where Samsung went for a blend of metal and glass, the upcoming S8 will be all-glass.

As usual with any other rumor, take this one with a grain of salt.

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