The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has recently granted Samsung a new patent. The patent shows a smartphone that doesn’t sport any physical buttons. Is this an indication that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will not sport any physical buttons as well?
SammyToday discovered the patent being granted to Samsung. It reports, “Samsung is busy lately providing us with various design patents. What is most common for all the design is that all of the patented smartphone designs are missing hardware button, feature slightly redesigned bezel and some of them shows with curved display, not bendable – just a bit curved.”
It notes, “This one also shows something interesting, a back cover speaker at the bottom and most important unidentified equipment on the right that when you hold device normally could be used as a left hand fingerprint scanner. Makes sense, browse deveice using right hand and swipe the finger while prompted without changing grip of the device.”
What do you think? Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 have no physical buttons? Drop a comment below.