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Gold Samsung Galaxy S8+ leaks in live image

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Gold Samsung Galaxy S8+ leaks in live image
With Sony and LG having recently furnished us with a couple of high-profile flagships, all eyes are now squarely focused on what Samsung will bring to the table. Over the past couple of weeks since Mobile World Congress, sightings of the so-called Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been plentiful, which makes sense given the scheduled announcement later this month. With reports suggesting that Sammy offer as many as seven color options from the get-go, we can now mull over a nice clear shot of what looks to be a gold Galaxy S8+. 

Perhaps due in part to the demise of the Note 7, Samsung's Galaxy S8 line is going all-curved, and all-large. The display of the Galaxy S8 looks set to offer a 5.8-inch diameter, while the larger S8+ (Plus) could creep all the way up to 6.2 inches. Because of the near-bezel-less finish and rounded corners, however, the devices won't be outrageously large compared with their peers

Galaxy S8 (left) vs. Galaxy S8+

Galaxy S8 (left) vs. Galaxy S8+

The new leak gives us a couple of hands-on glimpses of the more substantial Galaxy S8+ in gold. There's a quick peek at the lock screen, Calls app, and the on-screen nav bar that will pick up the slack left by the absent physical home button. The gold S8+ is also snapped alongside a Galaxy S8, which offers a bit of perspective. For a more detailed look at how the S8 duo will likely measure up against some of the market's other big guns, please do check out our preliminary size comparison.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the gold version will also be accompanied by bright black, matte black, blue, orchid, silver and pink shades. But while he does infer that all seven colors will be ready for the supposed April 21 consumer launch, it's very likely that availability of any given color will vary by market. 

Based on what you've seen so far, which color takes your fancy? Let us know in the comments below.

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posted on 13 Mar 2017, 07:53 12

1. Supraman21 (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Those sensors are ugly at. Definitely getting the black version. It still blows my mind that they can only fit a 3000/3500 mAh battery in these phones.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 07:58 14

4. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


It's crazy how a nearly bezel less phone can look so ugly due to sensors.

Give me the Note 7 with the s8 internals please.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:03 2

7. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


i dont care about the look of sensors. i need my sensors. more sensors, that do effective n sensible sensing, the better. as long as they work, u know?
if i cared about looks 1st in a phone, id buy an iphone!!! >D

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:05 2

8. Feanor (Posts: 830; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Exactly! In a comparison of the S8 with the Note 7, the Note 7 looked the most beautiful and most futuristic despite big bezels. Also the bezel king XZ Premium is a much nicer phone than this.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:05 1

9. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I highly doubt the real phone will have that many sensors at the front.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:16

12. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


response to Feanor #8 - Wrong! Sad! (abt XZ Primo being nicer than s8. more primo, sure, but not nicer)

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:17

14. bucky (Posts: 3031; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Let's hope not. Until someone mentioned it, I never really noticed. Now, i can't stop looking at them

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:18

15. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nope. those are the real ones. it's not a big deal. after a while people will stop noticing them. it's just because it's new.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:21 2

19. Courage (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Mar 2017)


Note 7 had great design.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:24

21. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


Thats what he said!!!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:25 1

22. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


Omg, thats deffinitely NOT what He said!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:26 3

23. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Nothing wrong with strongly caring about the way a phone looks. We all do it.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:28 2

24. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not since the iPhone 6.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:38

25. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


i dont. function over style for me
since i feel that Form is going hand in hand with function these days, i say gimmie a bigger battery in that form, and that would tie into function. style, im open. no importa!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:40

26. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


what? i need more words sir

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 09:20 1

31. Cat97 (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


It is not 100% sure that these are the final capacities, but indeed, given the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung probably left larger air gaps and put in bigger-sized batteries at the same capacity, to avoid issues.

But the Snapdragon 835 (and especially the equivalent Exynos) could suprise people a lot with their power efficiency, due to the 10nm process and 4+4-core design (which made last years's Exynos S7/Edge vastly outperform the SD820/821 variant in battery life tests). Larger screens could be compensated by advances in screen power draw efficiency and the S8 may just end up better than S7 despite same-size battery. I predict a 10% increase in battery life.

PS: I just achieved 60h battery life on my Exynos S7 Edge with 3.5h SOT and AOD fully on, with some disabled packages :) Don't worry about the S8 battery life...

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 09:48 1

37. trojan_horse (Posts: 3884; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"Also the bezel king XZ Premium is a much nicer phonethan this."

Are you kidding? I mean, seriously... @Feanor, do you hear yourself???

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 10:39

41. HansP (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


If we'd look up your comments about the Note 7 design when it launched, I bet we'd find you saying it looked exactly like the S7 back then. :D

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 11:31

44. rd_nest (Posts: 1652; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Basic knowledge of geometry would definitely help. The volume of the devices are not much different from S7/S7E. Just because the screen diagonal is larger, doesn't mean the internal volume is much large. On top of that, I think they are conservative about battery capacity after Note7. So if you combine these 2 factors, you see that the answer is obvious.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 11:58

48. piyath (Posts: 851; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


This looks ugly to be honest. Just a massive giant display....... That's it.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:07

52. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13490; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You have no idea what Samsung did, because you don't work there and don't work in designing their phone. You're only guessing.

Stop guessing and just wait for the phone.

The SD is never going to be s efficient as the Exynos, because the SD has a much more powerful GPU, while the Mali is more efficient vs graphic intensive.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:55

57. Phonehex (Posts: 229; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


Just buy the black version. All the sensors disappear !

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 07:54 4

2. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 178; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


what a beauty, common i can't wait any more release the beast!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 07:55 2

3. Feanor (Posts: 830; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Oh my... it's true that the S8 can be bought only in black after all. The upper area with these holes looks like Swiss cheese or moth eaten T-shirt. And then all the "design specialists" here talk about bezel reduction. At least a bit of bezel would give to these holes some design room to breathe.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:06

10. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 178; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


The problem is the iris scanner it's too big and the fact that with the previous generations you were distracted by the home button and navigation buttons. Non the less i prefer this over the old design and of course with the black color.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:15

11. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


its not that bad. i like holes.

lol its the ludacris phone!
"i - got - Hooles!
i got hooooolleeesss,
in different area coodes (arreeaa)
arrea codes (coodes!)
Hoooleess!!
hoooooooollllleeeesss!!
in different area coodes (arreeaa)
arrea codes (coodes!)
Hooles!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:01 4

5. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1157; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Just release it already!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:02

6. Clars123 (Posts: 916; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


It doesnt take an expert to tell that the holes are only visible because these arent versions intended for sale..think of the Note7 front glass leaks versus the final versions. Samsung's faces never show the LED indicator which are visible in these leaks..common sense people

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:16 1

13. Feanor (Posts: 830; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


This is not a glass panel only picture and it seems to be a final design unit. I very much except that this is how the final version will look like and it doesn't look pretty.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 08:19 1

17. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


every one here would hope so. i dont care tho. as long as the sensors work well, im happy.

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