Cases for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus caught on video, weird port openings remain a mystery

Cases for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus caught on video, weird port openings remain a mystery
About a week ago, we received a couple of potato cam photos of a real-life case for the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, courtesy of accessory shop MobileFun. It's not a huge surprise, as case makers do try to make protectors for upcoming hot phones as quickly as possible to put their foot through the door of this highly saturated market. They usually go on leaks and private sources for the initial designs, but companies do ship off lifelike dummies when the launch date nears.

While we can't know how solid this specific case manufacturer's leads were, MobileFun does say that it's one of the shop's trustworthy partners, which means that the case was worth a thorough look. We analyzed it in this article, if you happened to miss it.

Now, MobileFun has put up its own video of two variants of the case — one for the "regular" Galaxy S8, and one for the larger one, rumored to be called Galaxy S8 Plus. The clip's narrator does a great job at showing how 2016 Samsung heavy-hitters — the S7, S7 edge, and a Note 7 dummy (you are missed) — fit into the new cases. It appears that the normal S8 will be pretty much the same in size as the current Galaxy S7, while the S8 Plus is the same height as the S7 edge, but much, much wider.

The mysterious ports are also thoroughly analyzed. And we say mysterious because they really don't seem to fit what we've seen from Samsung-designed flagships for the past 2 years and they don't seem to be wide enough for the standard cables, which we are acquainted with. There is a huge square-shaped opening on the bottom left of the device, which some believe might be a place for an S Pen. We've heard about an S Pen accessory in leaks before, but we are still a bit skeptical about Samsung putting the niche stylus straight inside the "mainstream" Galaxy S8.

So, what does this all mean? Could the Galaxy S8 only have wireless charging? Could Samsung be making its own proprietary connector, a-la Apple's Lightning? Could there be an S Pen dock in the phone, which pushed the headphone port away? Why is Episode VIII named "The Last Jedi"?! 2017 starts with so many questions!




source: MobileFun

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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34 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Really hoping the flash/heart rate monitor aren't across the top of the camera as this video shows.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I'm more curious, where are those ppl , who made bet with me ? I've said - No way GS8 not to have 5.2'' version!(+/- 0.1'') But they believed the media. LOL Well, I'm offering new bet. There will be NO S-PEN.

27. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 151; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Ya No-SPEN thats a slot for 3.5mm jack but no 5.2" phone. Its going to be 5.5 at the very least.

2. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Rumor is the Finger scanner is now on the back? not hidden under the front glass, so this may not be the cases?

7. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 151; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I still believe its going to be on that extra button on the left that supposed houses AI assistant. And that cut out i suppose is for 3.5mm jack

8. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 151; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

and that small port is for microphone not 3.5 mm jack

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

If the latest claims are true, the fingerprint scanner is on the back. These phone case manufacturers are simply guessing at this point.

9. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The case manufacturers are not guessing at all. They have the 3d cad models and have created the cases accordingly. Do you know how much money it takes to make mould tools??

12. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

That's a good point. I also looked into the dimensions of the alleged S8/S*+ and they do line up with this case (which makes me think the S8+ is a bit too wide). My question is: where's the fingerprint scanner?

15. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I would imagine it would be under the screen, Samsung wouldn't let Apple steal this 'innovation' for their flagship.

21. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

One can only hope. Maybe it's something like this technology? http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/05/03/lg-in-cell-fingerprint-scanner/

28. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 151; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

its probably on the left button.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Maybe they sent slightly different dimension to each case manufacturers to see who's leaking information

6. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Lol, why didnt i think of this!? Hahaha. Regardless, give me the s8 already! Grrr

29. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and slightly different port location, or even different port just to confuse media, lol

5. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Lovely!

10. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

These are so fake. Do you really think they won't have a charging port.

33. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because COURAGE... apple remove something so samsung also need to remove something /s yeah, it's looks really fake :P all bottom port is roughly made, as if he use cutter to make that hole

11. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Hopefully! S8, S8 plus & S8 Pro.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

He never tried to stick the headphone jack in the hole that resembled the spen slot. I doubt the S8 gets gets a spen if the note line is still alive... The no charging port is kind of interesting though...

16. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Because it is fake. How would you charge te phone in the vehicle if it is totally wireless. This is so dumb.

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

What's dumb?

19. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The case, not you

14. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I call BS

18. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Not article related but Nokia 6 sold 100k devices in 1 minute

20. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And so

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

100k = 1minute => 6million = 1hour amazing... isnt it? /s

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the new s8's/s8 edge wont have a charging port all wireless...

32. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

That would be a huge misstake. No PC synching, no accessories (USB DAC, storage, IR cameras)

23. zorg3d

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

this is a pen !!! so may be not the S8

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