What I would like: 16:9, razor-thin side bezels because those are the ones making a phone feel bigger in the hand and worse to handle, corners which aren't too rounded so they use the area (iPhone ones are too rounded for that), completely flat front glass and display, a little area at the top and bottom, top for earpiece, sensors and front cam, bottom for off-screen buttons, maybe backlit, or even physical or something in between like iPhone 7 button. Of course those concepts appearing of the iPhone 8 look futuristic and same goes for galaxy S8, but they are impractical because they don't use the maximum space accessible for the user (they cheat with things like rounded display-corners and weird aspect ratios, where the screen is here but it is never used)
On-screen buttons are only necessary if the screen size is not smaller than 5.5".
i dont understand why people like on-screen buttons they just take so much usable space when using your phone and you cant even hide them easily or at all (except on windows mobile )
i cant see the logic in saving bezels since they are kind of bezels since they are there all the time and you are using the same screen space
another thing durability and less moving parts well again its like saying your mouse buttons or keyboard will stop after 1year they are build to have a life close to a 1milion clicks this is way longer than the time your screen is going to work perfectly and not to mention modern phones like at least 5-6 years ago have capacitive buttons which are not even clickable they use the same digitaizer which is on your screen
i can only see them usable to someone who likes some kind of your customisations like 4-5 buttons which are icons with different pokemon heads
AnonD-664474, 28 May 2017Small bezel only makes the phone more compact and look that bit better. But small bezel is ... moreFor one-hand use, things like - bezels, sharp edges/corners, phone being thick and too wide -its all in the way. Screen being fragile is nothing new - big screens always was and still are like that, with some being better in durability but worse in performance and ergonomics - so choose for yourself... there is also more reason for using case than to protect - phone looks more personal, may be different every day and surely may be more beautiful than same ordinary color millions of people use. Wide 18:9/21:9 screen is also not bad for looking or interreacting with 16:9 content as you got space for controls or settings. Just so you know 21:9 content also exist, 16:9 is not definite ratio for media, maybe just near future and phone is not just media player therefore its ok.
Well, i really líke de hardware buttons, well at least just one 'cause sometimes the software ofrecen the phones fail and información have seen that in phone like Huaweis LGs and Sonys when that happens the on screen buttons área useless, anda with Samsung the hardware buttons atención least make you go out of the issue
Well, at least from my point of view, I absolutely hope (almost praying, haha), seriously speaking. That Samsung will utilize a fingerprint scanner embedded in/under the display with/from the upcoming Note 8 onwards. And because I think/believe that (apart the Iris scanner, face, etc) as a fingerprint reader the next step is to be implemented/incorporated in the display. More comfortable, more innovative, and if you want you can say more sort of cool/modern/stylish/avant-garde, last but not least, it will be a very good selling point, etc. And so my vote is quite obvious.
Small bezel only makes the phone more compact and look that bit better.
But small bezel is truly risky. S8 duo is the most fragile phone because of its almost non-existing bezel and the screen curving out to the edges. Mi Mix is a close one to being most fragile, but its screen isn't curving to the edges so that adds up more to the drop resistance.
LG G6 is a standout durable device for the fact that it has a little bit enough of bezel to protect its screen, and I do think that its bezel size is just perfect without the black borders on Platinum and White colors.
If one day, when someone finds a solution on how to improve the durability of the phone with small bezel, we can safely say that the S8 duo's design will be the best.
Living in the future is really good, but at least they should be prepared for it. Samsung just made these extremely small bezel phones but didn't think of making it durable enough in case of accidents.
And I know that most of you will say that a screen protector and a case will protect them, but that just ruins the point of making a beautiful point. I mean a phone that is beautiful is meant to be uncovered to take advantage of its beauty.
Why have a beautiful face when you're gonna hide it with mask?
I want a Xiaomi Mi Mix design but smaller, with some reminisence of the G6 like the top and bottom portion being slightly apparent, but please, STICK TO 16:9!
No content is ever made in 18:9 ratio, and I hope it will be an OLED technology to take full advantage of its glory.
ProJames, 28 May 2017Then why the S7E and the N7 are more resistant?The S7 Edge and Note 7 are just as fragile as the S8.
But the risky part is that the lack of enough bezels on the S8 duo increases the fragility of the screen (I mean the whole panel, not just the glass) because of little protection it has on the outside body, which is why we are saying that small bezels are very impractical in durability standpoint.
G6 is like a tank because it still has some bezels to protect the whole screen, and I think that's just a perfect sized bezels, maybe without the black borders, but that thin enough is perfect.
I want on screen buttons on all phones. I don't see why OEMs can't provide the option.
ProJames, 28 May 2017Buttons. It's the only way to use a phone. And if we compare the S8 with the S7, the former is... moreS8 is so fragile due to the "edge" screen, you can look at LG G6 which is also without front buttons, but it's built like a tank.
Buttons. It's the only way to use a phone. And if we compare the S8 with the S7, the former is a lot more fragile.
Want physical buttons, as I am breaking the digitizer too fast with the onscreen navigation buttons.
Should be easier/cheaper to replace physical buttons, compared to the whole screen.
Smartphones are all about using big screen to control device(and enjoy content) without having in hand pack of bezels, buttons and such that are more likely to wear down and fail to function. Using todays sensors, there wouldn't need to be even one physical button. Wonder who will make such device first...
Capacitive buttons with the option to have on screen buttons similar to Oneplus One.
If the fingerprint button is set in front then a set up like Oneplus 2/3 is ideal for me.
There should be a 3rd option : on-screen buttons on normal screens.
Umbrella, 28 May 2017None. -Xperia-like side-mounted fingerprint reader, the best possible place of it, along with... moreAgreed apart from fingerprint scanner under the screen (if the entire screen is a scanner).