Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung smartphones Galaxy S6 edge+ are pictured at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 3, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The smartphone industry picks up new trends every year and once leading smartphone makers pick up a certain trend, the whole industry begins to lean toward it. Edge-to-edge displays is one such trend that's expected to emerge in 2017.

So, what are edge-to-edge displays? Well, if look at the front side of any smartphone, you might see that the edges — top, bottom, right and left — take up a lot of space in frame of the device. Edge-to-edge displays eliminate the side bezels and minimize the top and bottom ones. Now, the user has a bigger screen area, including the edges.

Smartphone makers have been trying for a long time to make the smartphone screen more usable for consumers. Recently, LG endowed its G6 smartphone with an 18:9 screen ratio QHD+ display, which has been called a near edge-to-edge display since it minimizes but doesn’t totally eliminate the side bezels.

But many upcoming smartphones are expected to feature a complete edge-to-edge display. These include:

Samsung Galaxy S8: Going by the multiple rumors, leaks and Samsung’s patent registration, the device is more or less confirmed to feature an edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display. To accommodate an edge-to-edge display and minimize the top and bottom bezels, Samsung is expected to get rid of its home button, which has been there since the first-generation Samsung Galaxy S device. Instead, the company is expected to go for a display-embedded fingerprint sensor.

The device is also expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, an Iris scanner and Samsung’s artificial intelligence-based voice assistant Bixby.

Apple iPhone 8: Apple’s flagship device for 2017 is expected to go the Samsung way — the iPhone 8 is said to come with an edge-to-edge OLED display. The iPhone 8 too is expected to be devoid of a home button and have a display-embedded fingerprint sensor. The company filed a patent for the same in February. The company had acquired LuxVue, which specializes in creating micro-LEDs that are needed to manufacture edge-to-edge OLED display.

The device is expected to feature Apple’s A11 processor, iOS 11 and a multi-sensor camera.

Google Pixel 2: Google’s successor to its Pixel device is expected to follow the trend and come with an edge-to-edge display as well, though not many details are available on the device.

Other expected features of the device include Snapdragon 835 processor, a USB-C audio jack, a dual camera, IP68 water resistance and Android 8 operating system.

OnePlus 5: OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 5 later this year. The device is expected to have an edge-to-edge curved display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor, a 23-megapixel rear camera and Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Nokia 8: The upcoming premium device is also expected to feature an edge-to-edge display, 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and a 22.3-megapixel rear camera.