Galaxy S8: Why was the Home button removed?

Last Update date : 2017.09.25

Galaxy S8

 

Why was the Home button removed?

  

While there is no physical home button on the front screen, we designed a new UX around the Infinity Display¹ to offer a more natural user experience by embedding the home button underneath    the screen. Using a combination of hardware and software, we engineered a home key that responds to different levels of pressure, so if you’re watching a movie or playing a game, or if your screen is off,  you can still press the Home key to get to your home screen or wake up your Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+.

¹Disclaimer: Bezel-less, full-frontal edge-to-edge screen

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