Galaxy S8 expected to feature touch-based power button and 3-coil wireless charging

Multiple reports have already suggested that Samsung is going to make major hardware changes to the Galaxy S8 and the latest out of South Korea points towards the five biggest changes that will possibly be made to the company’s next flagship smartphone. This will be over and above the new hardware design that Samsung is expected to introduce with next year’s flagship, it’s said that the Galaxy S8 is going to be a “full change” level product and that the company is going to use newly developed parts and technology for this device.

Samsung is expected to push the envelope when it comes to the display. The Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature an almost full-screen display which has minimal top and bottom bezels while we already know that it’s going to be a dual-edge curved display on both sides. Samsung is also expected to remove the home button from its next flagship.

This would mean that the fingerprint sensor will be baked into the display itself. The report does point out that the implementation of this new feature is complicated so it can’t be said with absolute certainty right now that this is going to happen. The company is also said to opt for touch-based power and volume buttons so that it has a smooth and flush design for its next flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S8 is already believed to be the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual-camera system.

Upgraded OLED material – known as “M8″ may be used for this handset’s displays. This new material composition is said to have improved lifetime and efficiency. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 series, as well as the Galaxy Note 7, had the M7 series composition. The report suggests that Samsung will integrate 3-coil wireless charging thus enabling faster wireless charging at a larger area because as the area of contact between the charging plate and the device is increased, it’s no longer as relevant as before to absolutely center the device on the wireless charging pad.

The company has already confirmed that the handset will feature its new AI-powered digital assistant. Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S8 early next year.


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6 months 16 days ago

Why touch-based power button? I’m also guessing that the volume button is also touch-based as well? I still prefer a physical button on the sides, so yeah maybe a slight downgrade from the S7 then.

6 months 17 days ago

Touch based power button? Yuck.

Come one guys, you are posting like 4-5 articles today from one message. Perhaps cluster it more? And realistically, what would survive? The Note 7 was quite a disappointment after initial reports had given it much higher specs.

6 months 17 days ago

That much new technology in so little time… I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. I want Samsung to do well. Their handsets have been really state-of-the-art and while I’m really only interested in the Note line of phones, the S line is always a very important indicator of what the Notes are going to be like.

What I fear about all this new tech is that there’s just so much that can go wrong when you’ve got so little time to develop and test everything. Buggy performance can really ruin a phone.

The touch-based power and volume buttons also don’t sound great to me… Hardware buttons are always nicer, and touch-based for buttons on the side (or back, for that matter) seem like something that would cause a lot of accidental presses. Guess we’ll have to wait and see though.

6 months 17 days ago

cant say there is really new tech with S8
i means basically all “new” feature in S8 is improved from previous

until someone find out next new things, maybe like all transparent device or holographic stuff or new efficient battery that can last days before need to recharge…
smartphone will become less and less insteresting each year

6 months 17 days ago

I want the S8 Plus… Can’t wait!!!