The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first Galaxy smartphone without a real home button. There was probably also a plan for a model with the button.
This is shown by a current patent from Samsung, which now makes the round and shows a Galaxy S8 with a very narrow home button on the front. Samsung had several models in the planning, but as we now know, the button did not make it into the final device. A decision that many regret because the fingerprint sensor has migrated to a very unsuitable place.
First Galaxy smartphone without home button
The Galaxy S8 now has instead a digital home button, which can also react to the strength of the pressure. This turns from time to time a little bit so that the pixels do not burn into the display. You have also tested this at GalaxyClub and published three matching proof pictures. The button is always “active”, so can always be “pressed”.
A good idea and Samsung has, of course, also solved a solution to the problem with the burned pixels. Nevertheless, there are now the first reports on this problem. Be it a report from The Investor, or at Reddit, where a user was at Verizon and saw several devices with branded pixels.
You have to be careful now, these are isolated problems. Samsung itself gives, of course, that the Galaxy S8 is safe in this respect. But what else can we say? Now an objective point of view is important, so we will follow the topic now. Let’s see if more reports follow.
“An algorithm to prevent burn-ins. Whether the consumer’s claim turns out to be true or not. At the moment, we are not receiving reports of other cases.”