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Here's the first video of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in action (Update: another one, plus pictures!)

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Update: we have also added a bunch of new pictures of the two phones, which you can see at the bottom of the article.

Update 2: We have another new video, which shows off the built-in keyboard, and proves the on-screen buttons will be switchable.

Even though most of the tech world is currently busy covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, other news haven't stopped coming in, too. While yesterday's Samsung press conference only showed us the Galaxy S8 and S8+'s reveal date, today a new leak provides us with what could possibly be our first video look at the upcoming devices.

While the video itself is pretty short, it still shows us a few key details. Where we previously saw only a blurry glimpse at the two phones' user interface, here it's in full display: The on-screen buttons are, just as suspected, not the same as stock Android, and in true Samsung fashion are also reversed. Also visible is the TouchWiz launcher, which looks almost unchanged from its S7 counterpart, save for a new, curved corners search bar. We also get a view of the S8+'s always-on display, which shows a new, vertical style watch interface.

As for the devices themselves, they look pretty much the same as previous rumors have suggested: even though they're both equipped with covers, we still get a glimpse of their overall design, including the fingerprint scanner placed next to the rear camera, and the front-facing iris scanner. We also get to see how the two devices stack next to each other, which really helps show the difference in size between the two otherwise largely identical phones. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be officially revealed on March 29, and we'll be keeping you posted on the latest news until then.



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posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:37 13

1. kumar1234 (unregistered)


Even the most die hard Samsung enthusiastic will have to admit that this phone looks weird and underwhelming. S8 edge and note 7 is definite better looking than this weird looking hardware.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:38 19

3. peace247 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Damn this thing is going to be so beautiful.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:43 3

6. audibot (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2017)


it looks like crap front speakers needed 1000% then i would not care anout the finger scanner on the back

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:44 15

7. drunkenjay (Posts: 1026; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


looks fine to me.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:15 4

13. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2658; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Highly subjective.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:23 1

15. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)


It would be DOA.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:27

16. Bankz (Posts: 1365; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


God, This year is going to be so underwhelming. As there seems to be something strange going on with these new flagships in 2017. Everything just seems so unexciting across the board just when we thought 2017 will finally bring the excitement back. I even suspect the fabled iphone x will disappoint at this point. Guess buying flagships now have become an unnecessary evil and a thing of the mind.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:32 3

18. trojan_horse (Posts: 3962; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"It would be DOA."

No, it won't be... The S7 wasn't, neither.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:37 4

21. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)


Cough note 7

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:39

23. Bankz (Posts: 1365; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Lol..

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:43 1

24. piyath (Posts: 883; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Yes. Why Samsung would risk their iconic design philosophy for boring plain design like this?? There was nothing to it than a huge screen.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 04:48 2

34. medtxa (Posts: 1303; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


and I don't understand what excites you for if even S8 boring you. what's exciting?

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 06:25 1

36. Xperia14 (Posts: 875; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


That 18.5:9 (or even bigger?) aspect ratio looks really weird when the screen is on. Other than that, it's a great looking device imo.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 07:36 7

41. NexusPhan (Posts: 632; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Actually, I am a diehard Samsung hater and I think this phone will be beautiful.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 09:52

47. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1167; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Beauty and the Beast!

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 10:14 2

48. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1167; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


This is far from DOA! The G6 already took that crown. The S8 is going to come close to breaking sales records this year...

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 10:16

49. whqhdrbs (Posts: 36; Member since: 12 Feb 2017)


it looks good to me

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 10:19

50. SupermanayrB (Posts: 801; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Wow. You're worse than the Apple trolls.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 11:22 3

52. Mr.Pussy (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Feb 2017)


Underwhelming is too early to predict there or unless you're a hater. What happen if it out sold all other Android flagship phones again?

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 12:10

53. tedkord (Posts: 13248; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Keep trying. You'll still fail, as always, but it's amusing.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:37 7

2. vliang86 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


I don't feel excited at all, coming from an S7 edge user.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:54 2

11. drunkenjay (Posts: 1026; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


thats what everyone said about the s6 to the s7. iphone 6 to iphone 7.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:31

17. Bankz (Posts: 1365; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The s6 to s7 was one of the most boring upgrade ive ever seeing. Right up there with the m8 to m9.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:48 2

27. piyath (Posts: 883; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


This is Samsung we are talking about. Apple is completely a different animal and in a different league where no one can argue or touch their decisions. They can make a brick and brand it as Apple and sell it any day of the week, trust me people will buy. They are a monopoly. But poor Samsung is not, even though they think they are like Apple. Samsung needs to be more vigilant and wise more than ever. Other OEMs are learning fast and coming closer to Samsung. See the LG G6 for example. It is just like this SGS S8+ to me.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 07:09

38. drunkenjay (Posts: 1026; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


im not talking about what league what is not. im talking as a consumer point of view. i want a better phone and will go to any oem which can supply only the best.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 13:49

56. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4708; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If what you say is true, that doesn't say a lot about people buying Apple products. They could sell a brick and people would buy it? And I'm sorry, but this whole attitude that no one can question Apple is ridiculous and it's that kind of thinking that can end up cratering a company. I'm people thought the same about Nokia and Blackberry back in the day.

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 02:40 1

4. AlikMalix (unregistered)


Love where all the devices are going with the screen to body ratio... Here's hoping Apple follows... But not a fan of curved edge screen though. Hope there's a flat screen versions - in case Apple decides that top and bottom bezels on the new iPhone stay for another year.... Eeeek!

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 03:52 1

28. pmsap (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 May 2015)


Flat screen version - G6. Simple, isn't it?

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 04:04 1

29. AlikMalix (unregistered)


I know, but I'm liking the s-pen and always-on screen... but yeah...

posted on 27 Feb 2017, 17:38

57. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4708; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The G6 is supposed to have an always on screen as well. All of them, Samsung and LG's always on screen, Google's Ambient Display, etc, are all descended from Motorola's Moto Display (originally called Active Display). Some implementations are better than others (I'd argue Moto with their IR sensors are the most accurate and consistent) but I'd take any of them hands down over an LED notification.

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