Big, clear, and shiny: these renders give us the best view yet of what the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will allegedly look like

The Galaxy S8 is undoubtedly a hot upcoming device, though, we do hope this isn't true in the literal sense this time around. As such, there have been plenty of leaks, rumors, and speculations surrounding the device. And everything points to a very impressive curved-screen handset with an amazing screen-to-body ratio.

We've seen alleged schematics, we've spotted pictures of cases for the yet unannounced phone. Now, we get maybe the clearest look at what the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will look like.

Allegedly based on factory CAD (computer-aided design) leaks, the render you see below is the result of a partnership between serial leakster (with a pretty good track record) @OnLeaks and @GearIndia. It shows us both of the upcoming S8 devices from all sides, and they look glorious.

A word about the naming scheme — for a while now, we've been hearing about a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and there have been no whispers about a Galaxy S8 edge variant. It seems like this is because both the new flagships will have curved screens. Could Sammy be moving away from the mundane flat screen on its top-tier devices? That's not hard to imagine — the company saw that it's willing to do it back when it released the Note 7 only in a curved variant (and leaks showed us that there was a flat-screened Note 7 in production, which was canceled at some point).

On to the looks of the devices, we've got a very signature Samsung look — the metal frame and the shiny front and back surfaces are very similar to what we've been seeing since the Galaxy S6 first appeared on stage. The front panels on both S8 phones look extremely impressive, with almost no side bezels and extremely minimal top and bottom ones. The weird, off-center fingerprint sensor placement on the back gets reiterated and, again, we are not sure what to think of this just yet. It does look like it would be uncomfortable and would cause us to smudge the camera more often than usual, as we touch around the fingerprint scanner for each unlock.

Earlier rumors of stereo speakers are challenged by what we see here, as the render clearly depicts just one speaker grille, on the bottom of the device. Of course, Sammy could pull an HTC 10 BoomSound Hi-Fi or iPhone 7-like solution, and have the phone's earpiece double as one of the stereo loudspeakers.

Another interesting tidbit that grabbed our attention — the selfie camera on the S8 Plus has a noticeably larger opening for the lens. Could this mean that the S8 Plus will have a larger sensor up front? Or a bigger aperture? We did get rumors that the S8 will have an auto-focusing selfie camera, but if these renders here are correct, the S8 Plus might get some extra features on top of that.

source: GearIndia

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI



58. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I'll wait on looking at the S8 in person before deciding on upgrading to that or the upcoming Note 8 in the summer

57. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

As others have pointed out, the fingerprint scanner is too close to the camera lens - likely resulting in a smudged camera lens through accidental touches. Don't understand why Samsung keeps making such stupid mistakes.

56. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Looks great, i like that mirror looking back. Reminds me of xperia z5 premium chrome color.

54. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

old leaks showed stereo speakers. top and bottom of s8 showed speaker grill

50. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I think whoever was deciding the sizes is a moron. Offering almost two same sized phone is really dumb.Why not a 5.0 and a 6.0 version?

55. deleon629 unregistered

I'd once said the same thing, but changed my opinion when the thought crossed my mind about their tablet industry and how great a difference they'd have to make the phones in order to convince the consumer to still believe that they DO still need a tablet (LTE/Cellular capable or not) if they wish for a larger UX experience. Phones got any bigger, I think the small tablet biz would take the hit

43. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Renders look good. I am excited about this design change. The only issue I see is including a larger screen on almost the same form factor. The S8 is about the same size as the S7, but jumps from 5.1" to 5.8" display on the same 3000mAh Battery. and the S8 Plus is slightly larger than the s7 edge but has a less 3500 battery to power a 6.2" display vs. the 3600mah battery for a 5.5" display on the S7 edge......I really hope battery sizes increase with these screen size jumps.

39. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Stop posting these pics. Samsung will not use that design. Out of place finger print scanner. They care too much about their customer base. They will nail this release.

38. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Stop posting these pics. Samsung will not use that design. Out of place finger print scanner. They care too much about their customer base. They will nail this release.

34. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Pass... one of ugliest phone design made by Samsung if its true.

30. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Back looks same as s7/note 5

24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014


22. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well good looking phone simple and neat but what about that rumour of having the finger print scanner under the screen

23. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

They'll probably save the fingerprint scanner under the screen for the Note 8, seeing as the Note devices seem to Samsung's preferred line these days anyways, always getting the newest features before the Galaxy.

20. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

If the fingerprint scanner is on the back, all it will take is a little muscle memory to get used to it. Things evolve and we as humans are intelligent enough to evolve with them... We wouldn't have made it this far in life if we hadn't... Or just buy another phone and move on...

45. kucma

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I've used a Xiaomi phone with a fingerprint scanner on the back for a short time. Getting used to its placement didn't take long as you pointed out. The real issue was that I kept on unlocking it every time I put my hand in the pocket. I keep the phone in my pocket with screen to the inside to protect it better so touching the scanner was almost unavoidable. I guess it all comes down to how you use the device.

19. TechGirl90 unregistered

I'm sorry but how does this look appealing? Granted I don't care what a phone looks like because I'm not going to be staring at the back of my phone 24/7, and because I purchase a device for it's features, not it's aesthetics. This device is just asking to be dropped with no bumper or side bezel to take most of the impact, the side bezel is slanted over. People who make a purchasing decision based on the look of a thing, I won't say get a life, I will however say that way of thinking needs to change of letting looks dictate your purchasing decision when looking for a smartphone, because what matters at the end of the day? The form or the function? And also if you do purchase this device, have a good insurance plan to back you up, because I see so many cracked glass screens on the horizon once this device is available in consumer's hands, but hey look at those edges, ain't it a Buet? SMH.

21. TechGirl90 unregistered

typo: *Beaut*

36. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You don't like it, doesn't mean other have to not like it.

41. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's her opinion. What's it with you?

44. TechGirl90 unregistered

I'm not at all implying folks should agree with my statement and should choose to not like something because I don't like it, that's not the case at all, I'm just sharing my honest thoughts on this matter whether that individual agrees or disagrees. :)

47. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You're doing great. Keep it up.

42. RoryBreaker

Posts: 325; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I couldn't agree more!!!! The glass back looks ok but is sooooo not practical. It is a magnet for fingerprints & can't take drop without cracking. Also a case CANNOT protect this phone! This Edge thing is a bad idea & WILL result in countless broken screens!

51. gmaximus

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

Premium things have sexy looks, get over it!

18. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

It looks good.The best thing is home button is gone.FP scanner place is not right though.Also I would like to see that glass back changed to something more practical and easy to handle.Glass is a terrible thing to put in phone's back.It looks good though but one has to use a case in order to protect it.So at the end it doesnt make any sense to put glass on back.Glass back panel is only good for museums,where people see its beauty.But fir day to day usage its really bad and impractical.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice looking device, but I'm not liking the sensor placement. What scares me, is that they'll probably do that to the Note 8. Gotta see what the iPhone 8, and Note 8 look like.

32. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I hope they put the sensor under the screen for note 8.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So do I. On the back, just doesn't appeal to me.

16. donrox

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

That cut and paste job of the fingerprint sensor is hilarious

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Looks trash.

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