Fresh Note 8 leak suggests Samsung will continue its quest to ban the bezel
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will take after the S8 and S8+ by sporting a front panel with a fully bezel-free design, according to a recent leak.
Twitter user @mmddj_china, who has a decent track record with phone leaks, posted a video to the site showing off the supposed front panel of the Note 8.
The front glass panel shown in the clip seemingly reveals Samsung is looking to push its ‘all-screen and no-bezel’ way of thinking even further with the upcoming phablet.
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The Galaxy Note 8 is rumoured to feature a 6.3 inch display, which is 0.1 inches bigger than the S8+, and will presumably take the 18.5:9 aspect ratio from the flagship, too.
The back of the phone is not present in the new video, so we’ll have to wait until the official reveal later this year to see if Samsung has figured out a way to embed the fingerprint scanner into the display of the phone.
Sammy will almost certainly be changing the location of the fingerprint scanner after the S8’s rear-mounted sensor was almost universally dismissed as awkward and uncomfortable.
Although Apple is also expected to dramatically reduce the bezels on its upcoming 2017 iPhone, but it seems the company will need to have more than just a bezel-free screen up its sleeve to make sure it’s not bested by the Note 8.
Of course, at this point, it’s impossible to say whether the new video is legitimate so take the ‘bezel-free’ Note 8 rumours with a pinch of salt for now.
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