Back key to the left, or to the right: Galaxy S8 may have customizable nav bar

Back key to the left, or to the right: Galaxy S8 may have customizable nav bar
Not that it comes as a huge surprise, as many Android overlays are already offering this option, but the Galaxy S8 may have on-screen navigational buttons whose arrangement order can be modified. 

As you can see from the leaked videos of the alleged Galaxy S8 in a working state, the phone can have the back key at different places, which is pretty awesome, as there is nothing more annoying than having to stretch not only all the way down on a big screen phone each time you want to go back a step, but also all the way to the opposing side of the screen. 

This way lefties will be pleased, too, and who knows what other arrangements could be there. Huawei's Emotion UI, for instance, not only allows you to rearrange the navigational strip buttons as you please, but also has a key for pulling down the notification shade. Good times and good riddance, fixed physical home key and capacitive navigation buttons.


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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

That alleged s8 display already suffers from famous burn in and pinkish tint .

2. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The pinkish tint is only available due to the camera's white balance settings. In real life, I've never seen it unless viewing it off angle in certain lighting conditions, and even that is much milder. Most cameras tune their white balance to around 8500k. So a display with natural whites(6500k) will look reddish anyway. Combine this with the color shift of OLED panels and you get really ugly photos unless you color correct it. This also applies to the PWM flickering which gets accentuated with recording OLED panels and they look to flicker on videos. While in real life, your eyes can't tell flicker if the PWM flicker is over 50 Hz(240 on Samsung OLED).

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Why even bother replying to the retarded troll

4. peace247 unregistered

Ikr...that loser hasn't seen anything beyond his s**tty 750p display

6. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

I don't use iPhones

5. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

LOL triggered

8. AStar

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I still have my S6 Edge. I am a heavy user and I still no burn in. Samsung supposedly even improved the S8 AMOLED to be more long lasting.

15. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

This is nothing. I have the original galaxy S (i9000) with no burn in. I am using it every day as a radio player. The screen is as the first day.

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You do realize it's just a prototype, right? Or will your trolling not allow you to use common sense?

17. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Dumb azz's like him have no common sense.

7. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Is that supposed to be a white screen?

9. AStar

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Yep. Just fault of the camera, like how some phones look like they are flickering since the camera can't keep up with the sync. ]

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Wow! Nav bar buttons! Welcome to 2011 Samsung

11. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 566; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

This isn't a good thing, Sasmusng shold have kept their capacitive buttons like on the S7 edge and previous generations. Sadly they following a bad design. Well at least they let you customise like how Huawei do it. And not be stuck with how it is like Sony, One Plus and Google Pixels :D

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You mean welcome to 2011 but also staying in 2017 by not sacrificing screen space like others have been since 2011.

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 566; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

I agree at least they do it when they have less bezels wherelese everyone else did it when they had thick bezeels at the top and bottom :D

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Those are the same excuses OSB users are crying since then but Samsung fanboys calls it nuisance because capacitive buttons offer real screen estate. Forward to 2017, Sammy fanboys calls OSB differently.

18. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Real screen estate? Lol!

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