Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus confirm placement of fingerprint reader?

Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus confirm placement of fingerprint reader?
Even though we have shown you a number of cases allegedly designed for the Samsung Galaxy S8, none of them match the leaked image of the phone released by Evan Blass. That is, until today. A couple of pictures found on weibo show two cases that are apparently made for the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 and the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Both units will feature a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560.

What makes these cases appear to be legitimate is the placement of a cut out for a rear-facing fingerprint scanner that lies to the right of the camera. This is exactly the layout we see from the Galaxy S8 in the photo disseminated by Blass, who is considered one of the more reliable tipsters around. The cut out on the left is large enough to encompass both the flash and the camera. We'd also like to play Devil's Advocate here. If you look at the first picture in the slideshow, there is plenty of noise around the Samsung logo indicative of some editing. In addition, it isn't very clear that the cut out for the fingerprint reader is big enough to allow a finger to press the button. Thus, we would definitely take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

The two handsets will be powered by either the Snapdragon 835 chipset or the Exynos 8895 SoC depending on the country. 4GB/6GB of RAM will be inside. A 12MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter are expected to be on board. A Type-C USB port is included, and the Galaxy S8 is expected to carry a 3250mAh battery. We will get a 60-second glimpse of the phone at MWC thanks to a brief video that Samsung will show. The introduction of the eagerly awaited handset is rumored to take place on March 29th.


source: weibo via MySmartPrice

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65 Comments

1. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

What happen to the 4K screens we were all hearing about??

6. stevessvt

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

That's what I'm talking about. All these tech sites just publish anything about upcoming devices with no research. It's like reading The National Enquirer. All tech tabloid news all the time.

73. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

4k screens are not launching in a phone anytime soon,

79. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You would be wrong. The Note 8 will likely have a UHD display. We will see!

7. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I could see Samsung saving it for the Note 8...

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly!

60. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

VR head sets with phone inside have no future. Streaming wirelessly content from phone to VR head set have, though. But VR should be based on different technology with high resolution inside.

78. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didn't hear any rumors about 4K screens, except for the Note 8. All you heard were stupid haters talking about 4K. You never heard Samsung talk about it!

2. Unordinary unregistered

Terrible location

22. mikehunta727 unregistered

Terrible location indeed, #smeargate is actually going to be a thing now with the S8, expect to see a lot of somewhat blurryish/milkyish photos from the average user of the S8 as they try and put their finger on the FP scanner but miss sometimes and end up smearing their camera lens with the oils from their fingers

54. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and yet, everyone will follow..

57. mikehunta727 unregistered

Don't think anyone will follow this terrible placement of the FP scanner where many users of the S8 are going to smear their camera by trying to tap the scanner and cause milkyish blurry photos Fromm it, #smeargae

86. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean like the OEM's who already have FPS on the back of phones? lol http://webcusp.com/list-of-all-fingerprint-scanner-enabled-smartphones/ Many of the phones in this list, have them on the back.

58. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Still don't believe those leaks!!!! Stupid FPS placement. And nonsense display sizes. Samsung should not think that they have devoted fans like Apple nave. They still don't. And will never have. Only if the so called ifans(I mean only zombies) move to Samsung, then Samsung could do whatever, and will be safe.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

All these news that bring nothing new to the table. Moreover this doesn't guarantee anything as these so called "legitimate" cases started popping out when Blass leaked the Galaxy S8 when prior to that time all we were seeing was the camera flash above the camera lens being touted as "legitimate" since they were from case makers. Now, all of a sudden everyone has started bringing out leaks, renders, cases as if that proves anything. if you can "leak" anything new or exciting just let it be cause as of now, Evleaks is were it's at and even if his leaks are not true, or old prototypes, he still remains our best shot of looking at what the real thing will eventually be. Moral of this is that PA should stop being asses and learn to post news with substance to them.

4. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

if fingerprint sensor will be be on the back will be ugly design !!

5. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

Haha Samsung its apple of androids same crap every year. I guess I'm going for the g6 this year

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Have a nice experience with the 2016ish soc .....

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I just got 2 pictures taken by the galaxy s8 ( the bokeh is mindblowing ) .... I think samsung focused on bokeh and colors this year .

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You seem to know quite so much about the S8. can you lend me some information about the device. like if it'll have an IR blaster, FM radio, stereo speakers, Ultrasonic fps, dual cameras, 6 gigs RAM, 4k screen, battery capacity, 4k screen, black metallic trim around the Device etc.. I have being noticing you for quite some time now. pls tell us what we've being told is a lie, tell us these leaks are all a lie pls.. Tell us Blass is a boost liar, say it ain't so!!!!!!!!!!?!

31. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Evan blass leaks about the s8 are 100% accurate additional information told by my insider - the s8/s8plus will have dual DAC ship - there will be new colors ( red ) - the Chinese varient is deffirent - the camera will get higher dxomark score then the pixel

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

All this case shows me is it could also be for a dual camera, small hole for flash. Won't believe anything tell I see the real deal.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I would love to see you defend this very design when it eventually launches. Cause I've noticed that you've been consistently saying that the leaks are fake, and that you don't believe them, meaning they don't appeal to you. I would love to see the U-turn when you'll defend it so judiciously at the end of the day when these supposed "fake" leaks turns out to be true. I will lol so hard.

40. aegislash

Posts: 1509; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

So just because Sissy is adamantly denying the leaks are real, that automatically means they don't like the design? Huh...could it be, perhaps, these are merely leaks...nothing officially revealed yet? And we're 100% free to feel however we feel in regards to them being real or not? As much as the design has grown on me, I'm still very much skeptical about the authenticity of what we've seen. But according to your logic, that must mean that the design actually doesn't appeal to me.

55. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thank you, good post

52. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Never said I didn't like it, am I crazy about it , not really, will it stop me from buying the note 8 , hell no. No I don't believe leaks, I believe the real deal. I don't believe leaks on any phone not just Samsung phones.

23. mikehunta727 unregistered

Prepare for #smeargate, as many S8 users will accidentally smear their camera lens with the oils from their fingers as they try and place their FP on that terribly placed fingerprint scanner. i will be waiting for the milkyish/blurry photos from most S8 users on social media/forums

28. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

They will call it "Bokeh"

53. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Seeing how I don't use the home button now guess I won't be smearing mine.

63. mikehunta727 unregistered

So how do you get back to the home screen/leave apps? You never press on the home button ever? You only just hit the back arrow 5-6 times to get out of a app? Doubt that

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