We finally have the confirmed launch date of Samsung Galaxy S8 and an idea of what it will eventually look like once released, but not everything has been confirmed about this Galaxy S7 successor.
While we are confident that there will be a completely new design, high-end specs, and features as well as the latest software, it appears that the change in design has to do with more than just the aesthetics. Apparently, the change will see the physical buttons that have been a tradition for Samsung make way for on-screen buttons, something that Google has been advocating for ages.
Of course, the introduction of soft keys on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will mean the phones have a new user experience and feel in general. But Samsung is reportedly making this debut experience even better for Galaxy S8 buyers. According to the latest reports, these on-screen buttons might be customizable to fit the specific needs of the user.
There are a number of leaked images of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 doing rounds and according to Android Police, these images show different arrangements for the on-screen navigation buttons. Where one image shows that the back key will be located on the right-hand side of the home button, just like it has always been the case with Sammy devices, there’s another that shows off the same button appearing on the opposite side.
While Android Police may be a trusted website when it comes to Android devices, we should take this report with a grain of salt since no image of Samsung Galaxy S8 has been made official by the South Korean company. In fact, Sammy has only confirmed the launch date of the S8 and nothing more.
But if this is indeed true, however, Samsung will not be the first company to implement customizable on-screen buttons on its Android devices. The LG G5 and LG V20 already have this feature and it should also make its way to the LG G6, which was launched over the weekend.