Galaxy S8 to be completely bezel-less with fingerprint-sensing display and dual rear cameras

With the looming possibility of a second Galaxy Note 7 recall in light of recent events, there's no question that Samsung's next flagship will need to be something particularly special. Consumer trust in the firm has been hit considerably over the past month or so, and aside from being exempt from any battery issues, the next major Galaxy will have to be a real showstopper. Likely to be called the Galaxy S8, previous scraps have suggested that the device(s) will include a 4K display for VR among other features. Now, a new report out of Sammy's native Korea has dished out some very exciting information. 

First and foremost, ETNews suggests that the Galaxy S8 will do away with the home button, with the fingerprint sensor instead baked into the display itself. Given that the Note 7 is now curved-edge-only, it has been speculated that the Galaxy S8 will do likewise and ditch the flat panel option altogether. Interestingly, this report adds that the S8's curved display could extend to the top and bottom, giving the device a truly full-screen finish. Yep, the Galaxy S8 could be completely bezel-free.

The report also suggests that the handset will include dual rear cameras. Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi and HTC are among the many companies to have experimented with such a feature, and it looks like Samsung will soon join the party. According to the component industry source behind the report, the decision to go with two main shooters has been finalized by Samsung, but the company is still debating whether to go with all-in-one dual-cameras or separated dual-cameras.

A completely bezel-free smartphone is something that we know many of our readers would love, and is the sort of eye-opening feature that Samsung will probably need after this ongoing Note 7 fiasco. 

Would you consider a Galaxy S8 with an all-curved-edge display and built-in  fingerprint sensor? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. 

source: ETNews via SamMobile

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81 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

yeah...no but let's wait and see

12. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

as always, S will copy new iphone features so there is absolutely no doubt it will feature dual rear cameras. these are not news, these are 'olds'.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

whatever floats your boat dude.. I dont get why you're sending this as a reply to me though

50. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You can tell that samsung have probably been following the apple rumors. Otherwise, isn't this too much of a coincidence? All glass display, no bizels, fps in the screen, dual cameras all of a sudden? Or does samsung see apple in their dreams? Lol

58. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

once again....I dont get why you're asking me but if you want my opinion I think it's ridiculous how the next iPhone is rumoured to get a redesign and automatically no one else can use anything. Like how some people now believe that Apple invented and owns all shades of pink or dual cameras, but that's just me. *sips tea

85. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

They aren't replying directly to you, they're replying so their comments show up closer to the top of the comments feed.

59. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

they will rush this out to beat the iphone8 and lose miserably again just like the Note7

73. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay ding dong, the Samsung S Phones have always came out way before the new iPhone so nothing to rush.

102. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To start trouble.

103. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

well unfortunately for him, I know a s**t stirrer when I see one

17. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Smfh I can't believe in this day an age someone is still taking about copying, I'm sure they've been dual camera on smartphones for years ,so what's you're pointless point!!?

21. adityabnrj

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

like iphone copied lg g5 and htc evo 3D before that...

40. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Nope, they are not used the same way, the second camera is a telefoto, so more like copying huawei, but the main thing is the optical zoom which none of the have that.

93. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its not really 2x zoom ( the lenses dont move to zoom ) the wide angle camera lens is wide (not at wide as G5 one ) and wide angle lense as thats tendency to make picture look as if they are more far and the normal lense make it look more zoomed. So the camera start in wide angle mode and when you zoom its switch to the normal camera. Its exactly the same principle on my G5 and its do give the impression of a 2-3x zoom whitout loosing on quality ( looseless zoom ) But its not really a zoom.

105. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very well said! Some people are just brainwashed by fancy words and forget the actual way the device works...the reality distortion field is sure alive and well.

111. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The iphone5s e doesn't have optical zoom. It has a 28mm and a 56mm. No in between. Period. optical zoom is 28,29,30,31,32.... 56mm.

112. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Iphone7**

25. PL2006

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

iPhone isn't the first mobile device to sport dual cameras you dummy

28. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean like Apple coping the dual cameras from others.

51. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You do realize a few phone companies came or with dual rear cameras BEFORE the iPhone this year, right?

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really?http://wccftech.com/samsung-and-apple-working-on-dual-lens-camera/ This article states that both Apple and Samsung were working on dual cameras. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-samsung-dual-camera-tech/ Funny how all these articles predate both the iPhoen 7 and Galaxy S8. Even PhoneArean reported on it too -http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-and-Apple-exploring-dual-camera-phone-tech-to-the-joy-of-component-suppliers_id70333 Those are the facts. No one is copying. Everyone is considering the idea. When are fools like you going to learn, that just because someone rushes to be first with some half-ass solution, doesn't mean those who come later are copying?! You are such a trolling fool. Copying Apple? Who did Apple copy then because last I checked, Apple didn't do a dual camera first. Apple didn't have capacity buttons first. In fact, can you actually name something Apple did that no one else had done before? Please show me something the iPhone or any Apple product had done first that no one else had.

67. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

You are right that Samsung will copy the dual cameras but not from the iPhone but LG, HTC and Huawei who did it first. Between The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7's single cameras take better photos than the iPhone 7.

88. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why are people so desirous to believe Samsung is copying Apple? There was reports of Samsung working on embedded FP sensors under the display over 3 years ago. Samsung started making dual camera modules for other devices before the iPhone 7 was announced. Regardless, Apple copied both. HTC had a dual camera phone three years ago. Qualcomm developed in display FP scanning last year.

91. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Apple IPhone copied first from chineses manufacturers. Industry of smartphones is in the edge.

117. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Everybody now knows who is copying whom. Apple and bezel free? Apple can only dream of bezel free phone.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

And what about the battery?

4. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

what about the battery? It will have a battery,preferably one with a larger capcity to go with more energy efficient hardware

83. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah.....no. Note 7 design is fundamentally flawed. American safety commission's chairman said Note 7 battery capacity is much higher than it's size. And the higher capacity of the battery size can also be attributed to the explosion saga of the note 7. You can read it here. http://www.wsj.com/articles/samsungs-management-of-recall-wounds-companys-image-1473928872 Along with faulty low class low quality battery from Samesung battery division the design of the note 7 is also fundamentally faulty. So larger capacity battery is not always a nice feature especially if the design of the phone is fundamentally flawed.

3. joelcane

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Hmm not possible, but if it is,I'll be the first in line to get one! Sounds nice and phones nowadays are nothing but boring. This will be real interesting to see how samsung could pull this off.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You won't be first because everyone and their mom will be there. If they can make this happen, next year will literally be the end of all other competitors.

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