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" 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)



3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

What idiot decided to place the FP next to the camera.

13. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The idiot who wants to push the Iris scanner more.

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Impressive fronts. Gorgeous, just like the Note 7 was. I need to see other colors though.

6. fyah_king unregistered

I'll take the plus in pink.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Looks great! But I wish they made the lower bezel a little bit larger to fit the home button/fps. Add FM radio and take my money Samsung.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

unfortunately, there will be no FM radio or IR blaster, sorry..

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That's 99.9% likely unfortunately. But then I'll get the G6 or wait for the new Sony phones.

15. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

buy a proper remote for 5$.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Samsung and their s**tty back design ffs..

26. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015


52. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

True S6 perfect curved with streamlined S7 ugly with smooth curved streamlined S8 ugly as hell pure curves with no streamlined

11. torr310

Posts: 1705; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I am so used to Finger Print Scanner to unlock things... making its placement inconvenient to me will be a deal breaker.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I may hit mine on accident sometimes, but I just don't use it. I have always backed out of my apps for years so that is what I am use to. I don't even use it to launch the camera, I use the camera short cut. I really think I will like it on the note 8.

12. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

I can't belive that there will be no second lens with a longer focal length ! That would be a big disappointment !

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Looks trash.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stop talking about yourself that way.

31. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You're butthurt as always.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not butt hurt at , it's you that is butt hurt because mommy and daddy make you use a $80 phone and you can't have one. Lol

40. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

English please.

53. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Stop that little kid... Kid grow up, I mean a grown adult talking and being dump.

16. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

That cut and paste job of the fingerprint sensor is hilarious

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; 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: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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.

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. :)

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