Alleged Galaxy S8 edge design gets tipped by a case maker render

Look, Ma, no home button! If we believe the unbridled fantasies of case makers like Olixar, this below is close to what the Galaxy S8 edge should look like. The British accessory shop MobileFun often tips on upcoming phone designs based on the renders they receive from case makers on actual products to put in their database, and a lot of the time the images have turned out pretty similar to what actually gets announced later on.

Case makers like Olixar are often combining rumors, leaked schematics, and general guesswork to design their wares before the phone hits the shelves, but they sometimes also do have real scoops on the exact dimensions, so that might be how the Galaxy S8 ends up looking like. What we see is a very narrow bottom bezel, thanks to the disappearance of the physical home key, and LED flash/pulse meter combo placed way above the camera on the back. In addition, the render depicts a curved Dual Edge display (duh). 

The wallpaper is also pretty intriguing, as it shows a stylized number 8, similar to the blue 7 that is shown in official renders of the S7 and S7 edge phones, so that's not improbable, too. Take these case maker tips with a grain of salt, as sometimes they are simply ways to attract attention to the brand, but in other instances their renders have been based on some legit research, so the Galaxy S8 edge may very well end up looking similar to this graphical work.

source: MobileFun via SamMobile

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44 Comments

1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

f**kING BEAUTIFUL GIVE ME ONE

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yay, that S8 render looks so sexy. Samsung should use this design, for real.

17. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Ill be the first in line to get it that's for sure! And im sure this is the s8 for real!

34. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Let me be the first to say that this phone doesn't look good at all to me. Hopefully it'll look better in person.

40. srgonu

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Friends, This guy is from 2050. How is the time travel bro?

42. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

no one outside of Samsung really knows...

43. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

dual camera should be there...i hope

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Eww, I don't want ugly on-screen buttons that don't actually save space, but just eat into screen real estate. Hopefully Samsung implements it better than the competitive alternatives have been up until this point.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

If they reduce the top and bottom bezel by removing the home button you get a bigger screen in the same footprint. It means you will have the same size screen as the s7 despite having on-screen uttons.....BUT.... you get a bigger screen for viewing pics, watching videos and surfing the net etc

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thank you!!! It's 2017 & people STILL don't get that... +1

9. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Normally I would agree, but in this case Samsung has reduced the size of their top and bottom bezels so that it acutally saves space.

13. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Capacitive buttons in s7 edge are awful. They're easy too sensitive.

14. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Capacitive buttons in s7 edge are awful. They're easy too sensitive.

20. RajRicardo

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

On screen buttons auto hides when you are consuming media. Dont know about samsung but for sony, it always auto hides.

24. j_grouchy

Posts: 185; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

I wasn't originally sold on the on-screen buttons until I got the LG G3. Now I don't want any phone that doesn't have them.

39. monoke

Posts: 1193; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Capacitive buttons, home buttons, physical fingerprint scanners will soon be a thing of the past. Much like how early android has moved past those unnecessary menu and search buttons, remember those. It's all part of futuristic designing and more seamless all screen interaction.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Awesome! Hope this is it

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nothing surprising, just applying the Edge design in a button-free, minimum-bezel format. That's one beautiful bar of soap.

30. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well I don't know if I believe this is it, but no matter what it looks like it will be the best bar of soap made.

6. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

SHUT DA F UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! Best design ever made! At least in recent yearsHere, i said it. I'm actually not a fan of the edges because it may trigger unwanted presses but i could eat that just for how the phone looks and i guess samsung is finding ways for the sides not to trigger unwanted presses.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Can't wait!

8. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I thought the front will be made all of glass with a fingerprint under the glass

10. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The front will be all glass, just not all screen, which is a ridiculous idea anyhow since there would be nothing to grip. Same goes for the rumored "bezel-less" iPhone 8. It's marketing speak for "very little bezel."

11. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

They can tip just the back and sides of the phone cause case does reveal just these ... Front is still just imagination. This front render is the same as the very first one posted one or 2 weeks ago here.

15. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Will it be laggy too?

16. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Not more then iOS10

37. mikehunta727 unregistered

Ios 10 on a 5S is smoother then a Galaxy S7 at the moment, has better touch latency, better scroll performance. Nougat should help the S7 though

38. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Well! I hand the trophy to dazed1 for winning the challenge of posts #16 & #37 by higher LIKES, 8-0.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Only the SD835 version. The Exynos version will be smooth as silk. *grabs popcorn*

18. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Of muss destraction Samsung queen

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