Another Galaxy S8 case render leaks, with a 3.5mm headphone jack intact

Another Galaxy S8 case render leaks, with a 3.5mm headphone jack intact
A render of an alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 case leaked today, suggesting information about several design details thought to be present in the upcoming smartphone. While the renders could be credible, as case and accessory makers are usually briefed on upcoming models in advance as to deliver their products in time for their launch, we suggest staying open to surprises as nothing can be officially confirmed at this point.

While the Galaxy S8 has been rumored to lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, the case we're looking at clearly shows one. Also present are three control buttons on the left side of the case, presumably handling Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power/Standby. This tidbit matches the case render we saw from Ghostek yesterday.

The camera cutout on the back suggests a single camera rather than a dual-cam setup (which has been rumored as a possibility), and we also spot what could turn out to be a microSD card slot on the top. The bottom part has an opening for an USB Type C port, placed far right, while the speaker cutout (or what looks like it could be one) is placed on the left – a change from the 2016 Galaxy S models that had their bottom speakers placed right.

The Galaxy S8 is scheduled to enter mass-production in March for a mid-April release. Reports have hinted at Samsung manufacturing a very small batch for showcasing the smartphone to partners and media in February. It's possible that more elaborate leaks will surface in the weeks leading to the phone's announcement. Rumors point towards Samsung presenting the Galaxy S8 either at this year's MWC conference (end of February), or at a dedicated event in April.


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28 Comments

1. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Intact******

28. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

dual camera would be a future proofing 2017

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2367; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm guessing this also means the rumors of a dual camera are also not going to come to fruition?

14. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Probably save that for the Note 8

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Omg this design is HORRENDOUS.. What the hell Samsung?? LOL

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Autocorrect failed you PA.

4. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Confused by the placement of the flash. Doesn't make sense especially because of the hear rate monitor. Maybe the removed it?

5. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Heart rate monitor could be under glass now in the front. I hope that the IR Blaster makes a return.

6. Foxgabanna

Posts: 597; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Will it make dinner tho?

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

What...The S8 case? Don't be silly.

16. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LOL...

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Im liking the design already! Cant wait!!!!

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Don't wait. It'll burn your house down.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well dumber is here today.

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Stereo speakers?

10. GeorgeAF

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Does not look Samsungish at all. But thats just me

11. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

We have a headphone jack! Breath a sigh of relief sammy fans.

12. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Or did the case makers get it wrong!?... lol. Let's hope not.

13. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

That hole isn't all that big, it could even be for the bottom mic. Also - really hope those are stereo speakers on the left side on the top and bottom.

20. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm thinking top and bottom speaker.....and the charging port is on the bottom

18. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

The buttom opening looks more like for a S-Pen, according to it's size. The opening at the top could for charging via USB Type C. Does cases have openings for SD/SIM cards?

19. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Fuuu :D

21. kerginaldo17 unregistered

3.5 jack? Perfect ! Now with removable battery, supreme.

22. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Hey wait, there are two openings in the buttom. So for sure, if the render is authentic, the bigger opening is for a S-Pen

23. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

well looks like another boring s8 design this year. nothing revolutionary like fingerprint scanner built into screen, etc.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Won't beleave any thing tell I see the actual phone.

26. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Looks to me like the top port is the USB-C charging port and the bottom ports are, from left to right: speaker, microphone, and..a stylus! Unfortunately this would mean no headphone jack, which would be stupid, hypocritical, and more reason to get the G6.

27. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

S8 is a Midranger in Camera Dept...

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