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Rumor has it that the Galaxy S8 will feature a 2K display and no home button

Now that the Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued officially, all eyes will be on Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. The South Korean smartphone giant recently shared some possible features that could be introduced with the Galaxy S8 such as an intelligent digital assistant (codenamed Bixby), a “slick design“, and an improved camera. Earlier reports also stated that the smartphone would come with a 4K display for improved VR experience, but a new rumor contradicts the report.

According to a new rumor, the Galaxy S8 will continue using a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The rumor also states that no component vendor has so far received orders for parts that would be used for a home button, so there is a possibility that the Galaxy S8 could have an all-glass front with either an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm or an optical fingerprint sensor underneath it. There are already a few phones such as the Xiaomi Mi 5s and the Le Max Pro that are using Qualcomm’s ultrasonic SenseID fingerprint reading technology.

As with all rumors, you should take this information with a pinch of salt. Apple has ditched the physical home button for a capacitive one with the iPhone 7 this year. Do you think its time for Samsung to ditch its iconic home button as well?

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