Are these the front panels for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus?

The latest rumor on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the device coming to Barcelona to meet with only a few people at MWC 2017. It won't be until March 29th when Samsung's most important phone in years sees the light of day. This will be the company's first top shelf model produced after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The Galaxy S8 will reportedly be launched during the 17th week of the year, which works out to a release date in between April 24th through the 30th. Pricing starts at $849.

The unveiling and launch dates are not verified, and neither is the photo that accompanies this story. It allegedly shows the front panel for both the 5.7-inch Galaxy S8 and the 6.2-inch  Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. As you can see from the image, both models will sport dual-curved-edge displays confirming speculation that there will be no Galaxy S8 model with a flat screen. As you can see, the bezels are quite thin.

Since there is no proof that these are the actual panels, we do recommend that you read this with your cynical eye. In other words, take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: @dfordesign

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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58 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 874; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Now we're talking iPhoneArena! If these happen to be the real deal, then Samsung is heading in a very good direction indeed. They look really really nice. I love them! :D

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They actually look really nice compared to all the renders and drawings floating around the internet.

23. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

You guys still believe that there will be not 5.2'' version of GS8??? LOL There will be 5.2'' and 5.7'' versions of GS8 Wanna bet on??? Anyone? Only if there are three versions, then could be 6+'' version, too.

27. almostdone

Posts: 448; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The GS8 will be about the same size as the GS7 but with a 5.7" screen so no need for a 5.2" model.

30. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

ignorant, learn geometry. No way 5.7" phone to be same footprint,(or even close) as GS7. Samsung don't increase the footprint of their flagship phones. Only the displays.

33. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Actually if you've followed the 'leaked' renders the 5.7" S8 is almost the same height but wider than the S8.Given that the display is curved limits the required width increase for a 5.7" inch screen. It may be improbable but NOT impossible.

35. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

I'll take that bet.

49. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OK If I'm wrong, I'll 10 times write in different articles about GS8 here : ''Lsh99 , my apologies to you , you were right- I was wrong'' Otherwise you will do the same. Do we have the bet on, now?

38. Orion78

Posts: 200; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Where are your sources then? I know!! You got none. You're just in denial.

50. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

See 49 and take the bet, then!

44. JohnnyD

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

5.7" 18:9 aspect ratio. This will allow it to be about the same size of an S7. Look at the picture, if this is real that aspect ratio looks taller than 16:9. As they are going to use soft buttons the added 2:9 would be for the buttons (When visible of course).

51. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Take the bet. No way Samsung not to have sequel of the small GS7(5.1'') No matter of the bezels it will be much smaller display than 5.7'' More like 5.2'' or 5.3'' max

41. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Am I the only one who isn't fond of the new galaxy look?

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

The latest rumors say there will be an Iris scanner. That would explain the extra holes and makes me believe these are real. Also look at the slope on the bottom corner so. I haven't seen this design before on any Samsung phones. I'd bet these are completely legit.

3. JDogg5281

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I'm curious to see how big the Note 8 will be, since it is normally bigger that the s-edge.

4. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

jdogg>>> wasnt there a column that said that one of the S8 will come with a 6 inch screen...if so, the photo maybe showing the 6 incher and the smaller one the 5.7 inch?

6. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

5.7" for S8 and 6.2" for S8 Plus allegedly... http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-dimensions-of-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-and-Samsung-S8-Plus-leak_id90041 So I'm guessing the Note 8 will be around 6.4", given these reports are accurate.

12. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I suspect the Note 8 will have the same size screen as the S8 Plus. The differentiation for the Note 8 is the pen, and some added features.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't see them being those sizes. I am guessing S8 - 5.2 maybe 5.5 S8 plus- 5.7 Note 8 will be the 6.2 if there really will be one that size. Oh well ,time will tell.

21. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Given the bezel-less design of these front panels, I believe 5.7" and 6.2" more. I measured a 6.2" screen on my note 5 and it does fit...and this is a flat measurement so with the curved screen, 6.2 is easily obtainable in my eyes. I think we can all agree that this reveal can't come soon enough!

25. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Note8 will be not more than 5.9'', with almost same footprint as Note7. No way to be 6.4'' because it will affect the width a lot, no matter how thin or no bezels. Or make the phone display insanely long if keep the width. Samsung NEVER so far, make the Notes with very different footprint. Right? Even try to make them more compact with even bigger displays. GS8 will be 5.2'' and 5.7''! It could be third version 6+'' , though.

28. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I politely disagree. Take an S7 and measure a 5.7" hypothetical screen on it. It's possible. I measured a hypothetical 6.2" screen on my note 5 and it does fit...and this is a flat measurement so with the curved screen, 6.2" is easily obtainable in my eyes.

52. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OK Take Note7(imagine) it's already curved screen. And put 6.2''(imagine). Wouldn't it make the device much wider in same in display ratio? Even for 5.9'' with smaller top and bottom bezels, they should change the ratio if keep same width. Right? Samsung so far increase displays but not the footprint.

53. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

It's not getting that much wider (allegedly) but as you can see by the picture that the top and bottom bezels are significantly getting smaller...so the screen will be bigger. The ratio will change but it isn't a big deal in my opinion.

39. Orion78

Posts: 200; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Blah blah blah

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Round edges ??!

7. Dfordesign

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

Wow, being source of PhoneArena. Nice. I just tweeted it. Thanks for credit!

8. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

This is a very nice design. I already love the desig of my S7 edge, and this takes it to another level...cant wait

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

That would be bonkers

10. fyah_king unregistered

Love it!!!

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