Bloomberg: Samsung is going for an All-Screen Design in the Galaxy S8
While no one knows, what exactly Samsung will change on the Galaxy S8, that is supposed to be released in three months from now, many rumors have suggested quite drastic changes from previous versions of the Samsung flagship. We recently told you, that Samsung may have decided to ditch the headphone jack as well as the Home Button to go for a slimmer design with bigger battery and larger screen sizes. We also expect Samsung to switch to USB-C on its 2017 high-end device.
Bloomberg recently added their view of things to come from Samsung. While we have heard about larger screen sizes for the Galaxy S8 before, Bloomberg wrote, that the successor to the Galaxy S7 edge will come with an All-Screen Design using AMOLED panels. Strictly that means no borders anywhere but we suspect, that Samsung will retain small chins at the top and bottom of the display, similar to Veniamin Geskins concept design, which you can see above. The Home Button may be embedded beneath that screen in order to not loose any space to a traditional Home Button.
While Samsung is expected to start selling the Galaxy S8 shortly after Mobile World Congress ends in early March, Bloomberg is already expecting delays due to the fact, that Samsung will do extensive testing to avoid a another disaster similar to the Galaxy Note 7. Bloomberg also suggests that sales of the Galaxy S8 might be slow at first because customers will initially wait for reports about the device's safety. According to Bloombergs analysis, sales will scale up a month or two after the phone will be widely available.