While Samsung’s left hand shoots itself in the foot, the right hand is hard at work to make next year’s flagship smartphone as stunning as possible.
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be the focal point of the device’s design language.
Samsung is already expected to drop the fingerprint sensor, but a new technique could make the screen, and the smartphone itself, thinner than expected.
In this scenario, the screen of the Galaxy S8 would use the Y-OCTA first seen on the doomed Galaxy Note 7.
Rather than place a layer of touch sensors between the display panel and the protective glass cover, the sensors are embedded in the display panel.
This would allow Samsung to cut the cost of the screen unit, it would keep more of the manufacturing process in-house, and it would allow the screen to be physically thinner, contributing to the relentless trend of thinner phones.
Coupled with the removal of the physical home button and a fingerprint sensor built into the screen, the Galaxy S8 will be able to project an air of cutting edge technology and new design techniques – something that Samsung has always been keen to stress with its flagship handsets.
Once more, the Galaxy S8 is going to be using technology that was launched in the Note 7. Using the phablet to launch new technology in September and then roll out the improved version for the regular handset has been Samsung’s hardware cadence for many years now.
Source : Internet