Samsung and Apple are in a race to reinvent the face of the modern smartphone. On Tuesday, we told you all about new evidence that had emerged to support earlier reports suggesting next year’s iPhone 8 will feature a bold new design overhaul. Apple is working toward a future iPhone with a face that is taken up entirely by the phone’s display, from rounded corner to rounded corner. Next year’s tenth-anniversary model isn’t quite expected to achieve that vision, but mounting evidence suggests that the device will no longer have a home button, instead embedding the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the screen itself. The new iPhone models may also have light and proximity sensors embedded in the display, cutting down on even more space needed around the screen.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only smartphone maker working to eliminate the empty space around your smartphone’s screen. In fact, Samsung is already much further along on this quest, and reports suggest next year’s Galaxy S8 will push things even further. Now, a new video imagines what next year’s Galaxy S8 might look like if Samsung somehow manages to overcome all of the technological barriers currently standing between us and the all-screen smartphones we want. More →