Xiaomi’s Mi MIX is not the first bezel-less smartphone and it seems it won’t be the last either, not that I was expecting it to be. According to a new report from The Investor, The Samsung Galaxy S8 may house an OLED display with a greater than 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a bezel-less Galaxy S8 and we’ve also seen some concept images.
Park Won-sang, one of Samsung Display’s principal engineers, revealed during last week’s iMiD 2016 display exhibition in Seoul that the company is working on a display which would allow manufacturers to build devices with a screen-to-body ratio of 90% and would roll out such a display next year, but did not confirm whether it was set for the Galaxy S8.
He also went on to show some concept images during his presentation, which confirms 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.
“Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio (a scale that measures space taken up by a display on the front part of a handset) reaches more than 90 percent next year.”
This also explains the previous rumours that suggested Samsung would be removing the home button completely and instead adopt an on-screen fingerprint sensor like Qualcomm SenseID. However, another rumour suggests Samsung might be working on an Optical fingerprint sensor.
A bezel-free device is one of the newest trends in the smartphone sector, with many handset makers planning to adopt the display for their next high-end models. With the recent introduction of the Xiaomi Mi Mix and its edge-to-edge display, a Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 90% screen-to-body ratio now sounds perfectly plausible.
The Investor also talks about another anonymous Samsung display researcher who said the company is also working on a bendable VR device with a flexible OLED display that can be bent to cover a user’s eyes completely.
What do you think of a bezel less Samsung Galaxy S8? Are you one of those concerned that it will be easier to break and harder to handle?
Via : The Investor