Have you ever wondered why TVs have a 16:9 aspect ratio? If you want to know the full story, this video does an excellent job of covering it. But that’s trivia now, like it or not, 16:9 screens are the most popular option. Though that ratio gets skewed when phones have on-screen buttons.
True, they do duck out of the way when you’re watching a video (or even just viewing a photo), but physical buttons never get in the way of on-screen content. And they allowed makers to keep the fingerprint reader on the front (which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask).
There’s another option - when Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix, it said that the screen aspect ratio is 17:9 to leave room for the on-screen buttons. Later, LG G6 (18:9) and Galaxy S8 (18.5:9) did something similar.
With the Galaxy S8, Samsung also showed that screens can imitate a pressure sensitive button. Rumors promised a fingerprint reader below the glass too, though that didn’t pan out. Still, tech could bring back a “clickable” button that doubles as a fingerprint reader, even without an actual hardware key.
What do you think is the best design?
FYI 8.4mm isn't thick and it is more durable. The side fingerprint design is smarter you can also use it by left hand or right hand and put on a table face down or face up also can easily press the fingerprint button, the competitors just shame to ad...
Sony smartphone is very durable, it no need to cover and cover like Samsung (2017 no drop test review for Samsung lol) BTW do you think when S8 cover the cover the fingerprint will become better to press? The side fingerprint is better because the ha...
Side mounted sensor is such a terrible idea though. Once one uses front mohjnted can never go back. Side mounted means only good formrighties. Means weird angles when on a table, means a relatively thick phone. It's full of problems.