Samsung Electronics is planning to use a touch flexible display for the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, set to be released in spring of 2017.
Although the company used it for the first time for Galaxy Note 7, its full display was not revealed due to the discontinuation of the specific smartphone due to battery issues.
Korean Electronic Times reports that Samsung will use its "Y-OCTA" technology the Galaxy S8.
Until now, Samsung had been using add-on films to implement touch function on flexible displays. The Y-OCTA technology eliminates this add-on method and instead forms electrodes with a touch function inside of a display (insulator film).
Because these touch-films do not have to be delivered from outside sources, Samsung can keep the overall cost down and since no films are required, thinner and lighter displays can be manufactured.
Samsung plans to applying the Y-OCTA technology only for its Galaxy S8 model. The company is expected to release a 5.1-inch (5.7-inch when edge included) and a 5.5-inch (6.2-inch when edge part is included) version of the Galaxy S8. The Y-OCTA displays will only be used in the 5.1-inch Galaxy S8s.
The front screen of Galaxy S8 is also expected to be completely bezel-less and that the device will not have a home button.