Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature 90 percent screen-to-body ratio

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It’s obvious Samsung needs to do something mind blowing with the S8 in order to win back those scorned by the disaster its overheating Note 7 flagship became, and it looks like that’s exactly what the beleaguered South Korean tech giant has in the works for the S8.

New rumours sourced by Sammobile, which have surfaced in the past as well, indicate the Galaxy S8 could come equipped with an OLED screen that features a greater than 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. During a iMiD 2016 display exhibition last week in Seoul, Korea, an engineer from the company mentioned that Samsung has plans to roll out this technology next year, though did not confirm that the company will feature the new display in the S8.

The overall description of the phone is reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi Mix, a Chinese-manufactured smartphone that likely won’t be released in Canada with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90 percent.

It’s expected that Samsung will give the Note branding some time off in the coming year in order to refresh the device’s direction. During the same presentation at iMiD, one of Samsung Display’s principal engineers, Park Won-sang, revealed concepts of a smartphone that features a very small bezel, adding to earlier rumours that the phone could ditch its iconic physical home button with the release of the S8.

A contextual button with a built-in fingerprint scanner will reportedly take its place.

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