Illustration of Samsung Galaxy s8
In this scenario, the screen of the Galaxy S8 would use the Y-OCTA first seen on the doomed Galaxy Note 7. Rather than place a layer of touch sensors between the display panel and the protective glass cover, the sensors are embedded in the display panel. This would allow Samsung to cut the cost of the screen unit, it would keep more of the manufacturing process in-house, and it would allow the screen to be physically thinner, contributing to the relentless trend of thinner phones.
Coupled with the removal of the physical home button and a fingerprint sensor built into the screen, the Galaxy S8 will be able to project an air of cutting edge technology and new design techniques - something that Samsung has always been keen to stress with its flagship handsets.
D.J. Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Once more, the Galaxy S8 is going to be using technology that was launched in the Note 7. Using the phablet to launch new technology in September and then roll out the improved version for the regular handset has been Samsung's hardware cadence for many years now. The loss of the Note 7 means Samsung has far less user feedback to improve the hardware. It also means the Galaxy S8's story needs to introduce the new technology and re-educate the user base about their value - rather than a quick hand-wave of 'and we brought this from the phablet to the phone'.
source : Forbes