“An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said,” Kim reports. “The source said that Samsung’s top rival Apple is also testing a similar prototype sporting a bezel-less screen that features a fingerprint scanner.”
“Some critics, however, cast doubt on the adoption of bezel-free displays, saying the panels could become too vulnerable to external impact,” Kim reports. “Apple’s next iPhone, meanwhile, is widely rumored have a bigger display.”
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