The Samsung Galaxy S8 may house an OLED display with a greater than 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, according to a new report from The Investor. A Samsung engineer commented during last week’s iMiD 2016 display exhibition in Seoul that the company would roll out such a display next year, but did not confirm whether it was set for the Galaxy S8.
During his iMiD presentation, Park Won-sang, a principal engineer for Samsung Display Co., also showed concepts for a bezel-less Galaxy S7 Edge. This would confirm that the full-screen design idea has been floating around at Samsung and Won-sang said that it could produce a device with a 99 percent screen-to-body ratio in the next few years.
It was previously rumored that Samsung would remove the Galaxy S series’ long-standing physical home button on the Galaxy S8. This would be congruous with the speculation of a larger display area, as the home button may no longer fit on the front of the device.
It would also mean the removal of the fingerprint scanner, however, which is built into the home button. But another rumor suggests Samsung has taken care of that with its next-gen display tech, which would allow fingerprint scanning directly from the screen.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017 in February. Given Xiaomi’s recently revealed Mi MIX also features an almost bezel-less display, the time could be right for Samsung to launch its own.
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