[Poll Results!] Are you happy for Samsung to ditch the physical home button on the Galaxy S8?

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Last updated: April 17th, 2020 at 14:45 UTC+01:00

Earlier today, we reported that Samsung is still yet to place an order with its main suppliers for the components required to manufacture the home button for the upcoming Galaxy S8, which has led many to speculate that the South Korean company may opt for an all-glass design for its next-generation Galaxy S smartphone with an edge-to-edge front panel.

Obviously, if it goes down this route it will need to relocate the fingerprint sensor that currently resides in the home button on the Galaxy S7. We’re guessing that it will opt for an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm that will be fixed beneath the all-screen screen on the front of the device, as opposed to moving the scanner to the back like it is on the Galaxy S5.

This sparks the question, “Are you happy for Samsung to remove the physical home button on the Galaxy S8?” I’d love to know what you think, so be sure to drop a vote in the dedicated poll below. If you’re feeling talkative, you can also take to the comments section to share a more detailed response. I’ll be replying to comments over on Twitter too, so make sure you reach out.

Poll Results: The majority of voters (36%) were happy for Samsung to ditch the home button on the Galaxy S8 on the proviso that it creates an alternative fingerprint scanner that’s just as reliable as the one on its current smartphones. On the other hand, 33% of people are happy for the firm to do away with the button in exchange for an ultrasonic offering, while 30% of people hope that it carries the button over to its next flagship.

Are you happy for Samsung to ditch the physical home button on the Galaxy S8?
  • Yes, but only if it can create a reliable alternative fingerprint scanner. 18%, 1263 votes
    1263 votes 18%
    1263 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Yes, but only if it can create a reliable alternative fingerprint scanner. 18%, 1263 votes
    1263 votes 18%
    1263 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Yes, it’s time for a change. 17%, 1157 votes
    1157 votes 17%
    1157 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Yes, it’s time for a change. 17%, 1157 votes
    1157 votes 17%
    1157 votes - 17% of all votes
  • No, I’m happy with the current design. 15%, 1059 votes
    1059 votes 15%
    1059 votes - 15% of all votes
  • No, I’m happy with the current design. 15%, 1059 votes
    1059 votes 15%
    1059 votes - 15% of all votes
Total Votes: 6958
7 November 2016
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