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Major leak seemingly reveals the real Samsung Galaxy S8, rear fingerprint scanner included

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Major leak seemingly reveals the real Samsung Galaxy S8, rear fingerprint scanner included

Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy S8 family of smartphones in March or April. While we've already presented many leaked images and details related to the upcoming device(s), it appears that we can now take a look at the very first photo that's showing a real Galaxy S8.

The photo comes from Venture Beat and Evan Blass (aka @evleaks - famous for revealing, over the years, many new smartphones before being officially announced).

Reportedly, Samsung will release two versions of the Galaxy S8: one with a 5.8-inch screen, and one with a 6.2-inch screen. Both displays will be slightly curved at the edges, as seen on the Galaxy S7 edge and S6 edge. It's said that the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 packs a 3000 mAh battery, while the 6.2-inch model has a 3500 mAh one. The handsets should feature 4 GB of RAM and at least 64 GB of expandable storage space. In the US, the Galaxy S8 family will almost certainly be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor.

Surprisingly, it looks like the Galaxy S8 features a fingerprint scanner on the rear, next to its main camera. That's because Samsung decided to eliminate its trademark home button that's housed on the front of older flagships. A previous rumor had it that the fingerprint sensor would be embedded into the display, but that's not the case. 

Apparently,

All screen on the front, fingerprint scanner on the back

the absence of a physical home button allowed Samsung to increase the screen-to-body ratio to 83% - this means that the new handsets are significantly smaller than regular 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch phones. 

A USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headset jack are situated at the bottom of the Galaxy S8. Dust- and water-resistance are, unsurprisingly, also on board.

It's not clear if the Galaxy S8 seen above is the 5.8-inch, or the 6.2-inch model. In any case, the two phones should have the same design, and Venture Beat reports that they're expected to go on sale on April 21. We're looking forward to seeing if Samsung confirms all this in the coming months.

source: Venture Beat

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posted on 26 Jan 2017, 13:51 25

1. Busyboy (Posts: 609; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Am I the only one that see's a Micro-USB port and not Type-C as stated in the article? Anyways, that's a terribly inconvenient place to put a fingerprint scanner if indeed true.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 13:54 6

3. Florin.T (Posts: 251; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/824696049885388801

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 13:57 5

8. android1234 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Ya it doesn't look real. The USB-C port should be symmetrically rounded, not irregularly shaped like the Micro USB port. Also the fingerprint scanner doesn't look proportionate from the perspective. It looks like its off.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 13:59 5

10. Soundjudgment (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)


Sorry, but that does *not* look like an old Micro USB Port. You are not viewing it head-on. It will be a Type-C, as stated in the article.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 14:04 1

21. Switch00 (Posts: 518; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Btw, whats up with that kebab foil paper colour variants. Give us some colour variants that dont shame owners.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 14:14 8

25. marorun (Posts: 4554; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Its look clearly like a micro usb and not type-c.

Also fingerprint scanner at the back and not centered? fake as hell.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 14:15 4

26. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 491; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Terribly inconvenient? No, if this leak is to be believed that would be an outright Fail. It all but guarantees the camera lens will always have some kind of fingerprint mark on it.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 14:21 6

33. middlehead (Posts: 127; Member since: 12 May 2014)


It looks exactly like the microUSB on my silver S7, just upside down.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 14:39

43. Lsh99 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Sep 2016)


Jeez, people... It's an optical illusion because the bottom is rounded. It's definitely USB-C.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 15:05

48. squishypanda8 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I'm pretty sure an optical illusion. If you zoom in and look closer at both of them it looks like a c port.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 15:16 1

52. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 336; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Optical illusion because the curved sides of the dispositive.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 15:47 2

58. aegislash (Posts: 827; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Optical illusion? I'm holding my S7 Edge right up next to the photo, and it is the same exact charging port, just facing the opposite way.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 16:45

77. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 628; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 16:46 1

78. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 628; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 16:47

79. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 628; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 18:26

91. Nopers (Posts: 332; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


That's not the problem, if you look carefully at the back the logo says SAMSUNS. Idk about this leak and as you said, the fingerprint scanner placement is awful.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 18:37 1

92. Subie (Posts: 1222; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


You say stereo speakers but this image in no way shows a second speaker next to the headphone jack.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 18:45

93. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I thought the exact same thing.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 19:49

100. Veteater (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Aug 2015)


When a smartphone has dual grilles on the bottom, it is always fro symmetry. A speaker will be behind one and the other will be either an oversized mic inlet or plainly there for symmetry. Two speakers on the bottom of a smartphone, with all of the other componentry that requires the interior space, would not be able to fit unless the smartphone's bottom was elongated a considerable amount so the bottom of the motherboard/separate daughterboard could fit above it. I highly doubt that the S8 has stereo speakers just based on the TINY top bezel, since only an earpiece-sized unit would be able to fit in such a way that the sound of a voice call can be emitted through the grille, which is therefore extremely high up on the frame. Actually, stereo speakers here could essentially be ruled out since this device is not only packing the normal array of sensors, but also an Iris scanner, which takes up about as much, maybe slightly less space inside the phone as the front facing camera does.

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 20:12

102. King_bilo (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 May 2015)


lol. true

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 20:58

106. RKNY2203 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Jul 2016)


The second speaker will be on the top

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 23:56

111. Switch00 (Posts: 518; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Owners will appear to hold a kebab or a yufka in their hands, not a 1000usd smarphone.

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 00:02

112. MRmogo (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


I saw in another leak ;) that the second speaker is on the top, the same like on the ipad pro (instead of four here we will have two)
i think this one is fake as I can't have a micro USB

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 00:06

113. Subie (Posts: 1222; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


The photo above does not show dual grilles (with speakers) on the bottom, yet the article is stating that it does.

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 00:14

114. Subie (Posts: 1222; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Here is the quote from this article talking about the bottom of the phone - "A USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headset jack are situated at the bottom of the Galaxy S8, flanked by stereo speakers"

This suggests that the stereo speakers are on the bottom beside the headset jack and the usb port. Thats what flanked means. I'm just pointing out the mistake. Whether there will be a second speaker or where it will be placed - time will tell...

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 01:13

119. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


Fakest of fake photoshop attempt . Front S7 edge and back note 5 with photoshop . Can't believe this . Not even 1% convincing

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 01:38

120. icr8du (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Very incovenient if true, but most likely not

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 07:02

127. cmdacos (Posts: 228; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


We know it will but this picture seems fake. Just a doctored s7e image.

posted on 27 Jan 2017, 08:54

130. maverickc0214 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 May 2016)


this leak is fake

posted on 26 Jan 2017, 13:52 9

2. NoAllegiance (Posts: 243; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


The fingerprint at the back next to the camera seems so awkwardly placed.

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