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Samsung Galaxy S8’s virtual home button shifts to prevent screen burn

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Apr 29, 2017 )    |    News

As we have the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ ready, customers are flocking to Samsung stores and partners to get their hands on the latest flagship, the handset is indeed beautiful and the display is just as better as ever. Here in the Philippines however, we are yet to get the handset but several stores already has a demo unit ready for us to play around with until stocks arrives at our doorsteps or becomes available in the shelves.

For those who got the handset already, tinting issues on the display were noticed but that was promptly addressed by Samsung through a software update, with that now resolved, another concern about the display came in and this has something to do with screen burn-ins. You see, LCD’s and Plasma display are prone to burn-ins and while AMOLED display are newer techs, this too is plague with the same problem.

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ comes with a virtual home button, that means the home button will stay on most of the time when its Always-On display kick in, which then prompted a concern of a possible burn-in to the display. So one user had the chance to ask Samsung for what is there to prevent just outcome, and thankfully, Samsung has an answer to that: The virtual home button will not burn.

Samsung already had this in mind when they designed the new navigation keys for the Galaxy S8 so what they did is make the home button shifts from its place from time to time, this is barely noticeable as the movement or the shifting of the virtual home button is just a few pixels and the lines are thin enough to be seen.

Folks at demonstrate just how Samsung software engineers enable that minute but very reliable feature. using a patch, we could clearly see that the home button moves each time. Nice to know that Samsung has this details and this one is a hell of a great job for Samsung, it’s a minute yet very nifty and useful feature.

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