They don't need a fingerprint sensor at the back , they can use Qualcomm's UltraSonic Finger Print sensor under the Display hence the size of the phone could be trimmed..
Note7 owner, 29 Dec 2016Apple wish to be!! What will Shamsung bois say now? Nothing to say, not since Apple has been doing the same from other companies too and this is basically just doing something new from their usual.
Thabeef, 29 Dec 2016Well, then can I say apple copied huawei with no hardware keys...bring all the android device in this world to beat single apple ...
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2016No, not really, the actual screen actually is smaller, usually. The button bar is as big as we... moreLeaving a space for the buttons is kinda retarded i would say unless there is a useful purpose else i never had a problem with using the on screen buttons.
u better release it quickly before apple did , theres already rumors that apple will ditch the home button also ...
RaghavaZ, 29 Dec 2016Actually it's a great thing to happen. Samsung can fit a bigger screen in the same footprint a... moreNo, not really, the actual screen actually is smaller, usually. The button bar is as big as well made physical buttons. And manufacturers usually still leave empty space where physical buttons usually are. So it the same phone size with smaller screen or the same screen (The space above the soft keys) at best.
Note7 owner, 29 Dec 2016Apple wish to be!! What will Shamsung bois say now? 3D touch was available in another form in Samsung's Note series from their second generation itself though it uses a pen and Apple made it to work with fingers. Though S Pen is lot more useful than 3D touch. So u can't really say Samsung copied in this front.
Note7 owner, 29 Dec 2016Apple wish to be!! What will Shamsung bois say now? Well, then can I say apple copied huawei with no hardware keys...
Actually it's a great thing to happen. Samsung can fit a bigger screen in the same footprint as S7. We have seen phones from Sony and even Pixel which have big bezels without any hardware keys.
Seems like the s7 edge will be the last Samsung phone I'll ever buy. Don't ditch that traditional look Sammy. Don't!
Finally Samsung starts doing something right. Soft keys are way better than physical keys.
Looks like I'm going to keep my S7 Edge forever since I've hated on screen software keys and I always will..
Soft keys make a lot of sense. That explains the rumor of an increase in screen size to 6 inches. it'll probably be like the Mi Mix where the screen is larger but longer ratio 17:9 instead. It's already really hard to hold with one hand, a normal 6" phone would be too hard even with double curved edges, so i'm betting on longer aspect ratio.
Smaller (actual) screens, here we go.
Software keys are another ridiculous "innovation" that makes 0 sense. For the same phone size you get a smaller screen. Just "brilliant".