Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to drop the Home key and bezels

09 December 2016
A "wraparound" display and a hidden fingerprint reader may be coming, but extensive pre-launch testing may mean we have to wait a bit longer.

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  • FaceGle

I don't like the look of the s8 that shows in the picture, it's so "PANGET"

  • Banh Day

The idea of curved screen and bezels-less is very stupid. Make it very hard to hold your phone without touching the touch screen. My eyes cannot get used to with the curved screen. Very uncomfortable.

  • MT

Great with the curved screens. Love them for both use, looks and feel. I also love that they will get rid of as much of the bezels as possible. It´s the future and that will force them to make palm sensing ability even better. If you dont like it buy the model with the small screen and a huge ugly case.

  • Note aficionado

Definitely don't want a curved screen. I don't need a fashion statement. I need pure heavy duty functionality and the curved part just gets in the way of what I use these devices for. I always purchase protection for my phones, so don't need glass backs either. I don't want fashion shoes either... I need practical shoes for work and need a practical phone for work.

  • grigorz

Disappointed they are making the screens all curved.
I don't want curves.

  • Anonymous

Less home key and less bezel, so it must slippery than S7 edge.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016So? I generally always buy my phones released... claim them on t... moreyou better wait 3 months after the release date. if nothing happens, then buy it.
but if boom boom happens, then choose another brand.

  • Anonymous

Drop something problematic and less useful

  • AnonD-77443

Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016yes you're right. dumb people always buy at the release date. Really? I generally always buy my phones released... claim them on tax and sell 12 months later and get a new one. At the end of the day i pretty much break even (depending on exchange rates) so it makes sense to get a new phone straight away.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016yes you're right. dumb people always buy at the release date. So? I generally always buy my phones released... claim them on tax and sell 12 months later and get a new one. At the end of the day i pretty much break even so it makes sense to get a new phone straight away.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016How very lucky of them to pay 1.5 times the phone price. I me... moreyes you're right. dumb people always buy at the release date.

  • AnonD-206946

Whateva.. make it similar to Chocolate Bar i will still buy s8edge.. cuz im S series loyal customer :)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2016Correct. They need to concentrate on all day usability...not ju... moreAgreed, the removal of replaceable battery was a nightmare for many of us, productivity fiends. I'm still holding on on my Note 4.

At the same time I disagree that having a bigger screen is all flash (basically what removing bezels amounts to). I can't use phone with smaller than 5.7 inches any more, simply because they feel too cramped and can't work properly. So it's correct of them to remove bezels and make the screen bigger, not merely flash. They are incorrect that they are sealing the battery again, though...

I would prefer to have both, a modern iteration of my Note 4. Removable batt, screen as big or bigger, yet the handset being smaller (no boarders). That would be the ideal machine for me, sadly Samsung doesn't seem willing to release such a machine, despite having the capability to do so. Sealing batteries means planned obsolescence which in turn gives bigger profits than simply building a good phone... Samsung is in the business of making monies, not in the business of making the best phone possible...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2016Have fun when it blows up and gives you 3rd degree burns. Honest... moreHow very lucky of them to pay 1.5 times the phone price.

I mean a Note costs what? $800? And they only give you 50% off for a $700 phone (S8)?

I know that Samsung lost a lot and wants to mitigate the losses, but damn the Note buyers lost even more. What about those replace their $800 phones for an $600 S7 with far fewer capablitzes (smaller screen/battery, no iris, bigger bezels, no spen).

Lucky lucky few. That is why I never buy at release...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2016Correct. They need to concentrate on all day usability...not ju... moreYet I fear the worst.

The way things are evolving I will never find the proper replacement for my galaxy S5.
The new devices are all compromised. They all trade user features for speed, battery life for design (read: thickness) and the new Android versions are seriously bad for amoled equipped devices, filled with crap with cool-sounding names and look FUgly!

I think I'm gonna ditch all of them. The manufacturers don;t build the devices that we truly want. None of them even bothered to even ASK consumers what we want so how do those bozo's even know?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2016irises are actually great, still using note 7Have fun when it blows up and gives you 3rd degree burns. Honestly you should REALLY get ride of it, Samsung will give all Note7 users 50% off the s8!!! So IMO the Note7 users are lucky.

  • fonedude

How about a very thin top and bottom bezel, just large enough for front facing stereo speakers, and a selfie camera...

  • Anonymous

Rajesh, 10 Dec 2016Exactly my thoughts.. concentrate on making a phone that lasts l... moreirises are actually great, still using note 7

i disagree, people are still buying samsung smartphones as much as before note 7 fiasco so consumers' priority is not safety. They care about specs, features check list and for a lot of people on the internet writing in these forums, they pick a company that offers the greatest threat to apple.

  • Anonymous

Most of the manufacturers are putting all their efforts on how good looking and thin is their device, and most of these devices stop working after few hours.(no matter how expensive it is).