Smartphone design has become somewhat outdated and repetitive lately, and it’s no surprise that the Nothing Phone (1) attracted a lot of attention when it was introduced. Today, the use of a rectangular design template with a glass and metal structure and a hole-punched display for the placement of a selfie camera has gradually become more popular.
However, other than using a full-screen display with an edge-to-edge design (perhaps by moving the selfie camera below the display), there is limited room to implement a more modern design with advanced technologies. Apparently, Samsung is preparing to remove a basic feature from its handsets and offer a new definition of modern smartphones. According to a not-so-credible rumor, the Korean tech giant is working on developing a Galaxy S-series smartphone without any physical buttons.
This information was first published in the form of a tweet and was subsequently covered in an exclusive article by the SamMobile website. According to the leaked information, Samsung’s buttonless Galaxy smartphone will probably be launched by 2025. The Samsung Galaxy S25 series will likely be the first device to rely entirely on touchscreen input. After removing the volume keys and the power button, it is expected that this handset will have a slimmer and thinner design than the previous models.
However, the use of a design without physical buttons will lead to the formation of logical concerns about the effectiveness of such a model in the outside world. For example, the question arises in the mind, how will such a device be turned on? Also, if the device hangs (which is not a far-fetched phenomenon), how can it be turned off or reset?
All these questions are logical and a reasonable answer should be found for them. Touchscreen input is not inherently superior to physical keys. These inputs serve different purposes and are not easily interchangeable. After the introduction of Touchbar, Apple decided to remove the special Escape key from its MacBooks. This action was met with a strong reaction from many users. Later, Apple gave in and once again unveiled the physical Escape key in its laptops. Simple physical buttons are sometimes really necessary.