A Samsung Galaxy S8+ dummy unit poses for a detailed hands-on video

Another day, another Galaxy S8 leak: this time around, we have a detailed hands-on video with an all-black dummy unit of the device's larger variant, the S8+, offering us a glimpse of its gargantuan proportions.

In a parallel universe such a leak would've been huge news, as it details the device's size (with a ruler!), shows it from a huge amount of angles, and describes its button placement, including the extra one on the left side of the phone, as well as the fingerprint scanner placed right next to the rear camera lens. But this isn't exactly the case here, as all of this information has been leaked and readily available well in advance.

In any case, this is yet another confirmation that the S8+ is a huge device, so people with small hands should consider carefully whether they should buy one. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are set to be revealed next Wednesday, March 29, at Samsung's "Unpacked" press conference. If you want to watch it live, we have an article describing when and how you can do so, but even if you don't, we'll be keeping you covered with all the news from the event.

source: Zol via /Leaks

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Great looks, but that stupid fingerprint scanner placement.

5. willard12 unregistered

On the fingerprint scanner, have you had problems reaching the HR sensor on an S7?

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but this phone is 6000000nm taller than S7 :-( /s

17. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

He didn't look to have much trouble with it.

20. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

It is dummy

26. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

That's exactly where the FPS will be though. He didn't struggle to reach it at all.

38. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, he had to hold the phone almost in the middle to reach it. The problem is that when you hold it in a natural position, it looks hard to reach! This is a tall phone!

43. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

He didn't have to hold it that way. That's hold you hold a thin glass phone.

50. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

if you hold the phone in the right hand not a prob but left harder BUT THE FUKEN LITTLE BATTERY

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Nobody uses that on a regular bases like the FPS! Most don't use it at all!

49. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

r u crazy whats the thing we do most with phones watch videos play games and music the fps is old tech if you use the iris no need for the fps so speakers are much higher up on the need factor

28. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It's not about reaching the sensor.. it's about the fact that you use the fingerprint reader 50 times a day and will inevitably smudge the sh*t out of the camera lense. Plus that heart rate monitor is useless and I never reach back there cause it's awkward AF and a stupid place to put anything IMO.

44. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Idiots with no muscle memory will...

34. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, it's awkward and uncomfortable, and even more so if I hold the phone in my other hand. It's a stupid, stupid design decision.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why is it stupid? Does it have to be centralized like how everyone else did it? Don't you use the Trust Location or Trusted Device feature of your Galaxy? Even though I have my phone passcode and fingerprint protected, I dont use it much since I have my Gear S3 as a Trusted Device, which allows me to unlock it as long as they are connected to each other via BT. Same for my laptop. As soon as you train your hand to get use to the new position, it will be fine. I don't even see the need to complain about it. Its there whether we like it or not. The phone has alternative for unlocking...Iris Scanner, pass-code, facial recognition, fingerprint, diagram, trusted devices, trusted location and you can just leave it unlocked. Yes it was easier on the home button. Change is good though!

35. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Like everyone else did it? You mean the smart way? No, I don't use any of the trusted location or device settings. That leaves the phone vulnerable when I'm not next to it but it's at one of those places. The fingerprint sensor should be easy to reach no matter which hand you have it in. Anything else is stupid. This is stupid.

42. -swagfox-

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 01, 2016

techieXP saying something that makes sense +1

47. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The problem is when the phone is lying flat on the table and you're eating food with all your hands dirty except maybe your pinky finger. How do you unlock your phone then? If the fignerprint scanner were in front then all I'd need to use is my pinky finger to unlock the device instead of holding the phone entirely and tapping on the sensor behind.

21. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Well, it least Samsung listens to feedback from customers , that the later generation of smartphone should have a significant deduction of bezels and give a more convenient way to handle the phone with such large screen size. I really don't care much about the fingerprint sensor placement as I rarely use it. I do prefer a dual speakers setup on the front though.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I thought that I have normal hand. I can place my finger above camera lenses easier than curling my thumb for home button. This is big phone so you naturally must slide your hand up to get to operate it at all. Think about it volume and power button is even farther than fingerprint sensor.

52. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

except for in the car mounted

48. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

the finger scanner should never be on back but fuk it at least its not in the middle of the phone thats the best place on the back, it looks like it has a bumper skin but that may be the way sammy is protecting the glass from breaking they had plenty room to put speakers at top of screen and bottom screen

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

That looks sexy as hell!

3. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

What a beautiful looking dummy phone.

4. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"the S8+ is a huge device" It's less tall and more narrow than an iPhone 7 Plus.... but let's not hold that against phones like the iPhone 7 Plus, shall we...

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No need for an announcement. Leaks are leaking left and right.

7. nicknack84

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I cant stand the curved edges. I know more people who have stopped buying Samsung curved edge displays than I do people who actually like them.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet the number show you're wrong. With both the S6 and S7, the edge model outsold the flat model. The people you know, are a small group who doesn't represent a vast majority. The edge model for both the S6 and S7, sold 2 to 1 over the flat model.

51. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its a fad thing now people see how it breaks easier then next phone will not be an edge example me

18. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Obviously, the number of people you know who have stopped buying Samsung phones because of the dual edge screen, doesn't represent the actual market for the Edge variants of the S7 and S6, as they have outsold the regular version by a big margin, which Samsung themselves didn't even expect.

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