Did you like what you saw in the Galaxy S8 design leak and concept images?

After numerous case maker renders and leaked Galaxy S8 schematics, yesterday was a good day for a better preview of what the phone might actually end up looking like. First, an artist's concept image set based on those case renders appeared, and afterwards an alleged spy shot of the real deal, which pretty much jibed with said concept images. While we liked the seemingly great screen-to-body ratio, we are a bit miffed about the eventual placement of what looks like a finger scanner right by the camera. 

If you think about it, your index finger indeed stretches there naturally while holding the phone with one hand, but it might take some time and adjustnent to avoid touching the camera lens during the motion. Moreover, if you have the phone lying on a desk you'd have to pick it up to unlock with the finger scanner, though that's a smaller price to pay than having to stretch all the way below the display on a big-screen phone while holding it with one hand, and risking to drop it in the process. As you can see, plenty of potential pros and cons with the eventual Galaxy S8 design depicted here, that is why we wanted to ask you if you like what you see so far.

Did you like what you saw in the Galaxy S8 design leak and concept images?


Related phones

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)



1. NoAllegiance unregistered

I'm beginning to think that they purposefully placed the fingerprint sensor there so people would use the iris scanner more. Have to admit, it's kind of smart.

14. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Either way it is still ugly

20. BearHug

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

No, it's not.

49. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

It's not only ugly, they still think having curved glass on the front with no option for flat glass is a good idea. It's cool at first but good luck finding a tempered glass screen protector for it, plus a case that gets along with such protectors. Curved glass is solely for looks and has no useful benefit.

67. deleon629

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I second that. Until curved class gets cheaper to repair or they make a design that makes using one more practical (one-handed or not), then it's gonna be hell to deal with. I'd only kept my S7 Edge for so long because Samsung had offered a 256GB with the replacement after having broken the screen.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks have no benefit? So you dont care what your mate looks like? So you never wantwd to be with a chick, simply because she was pretty? If the flat one was such a big deal, why did the edge model outsell the flat one with the S6 and S7? Even if its solely for looks? So! Whays wromg with i.lroving a look for a phone? I bet if some othwr company had did it first, you would be loving it like a newborn baby.

72. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Curved glass aka edge Samsung made it for a reason and this reason is to hide the colors shifiting of Super Amoled and make white looks more white like LCD IPS.

74. pmdpaula

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

I totally agree with you. Curved glass doesn't have any big use and it's annoying when you try to use the keys on the corner. I had the S6 Edge and I hated it.

58. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I still don't understand what is the point of this poll? They ask us to vote if we like the 'concept'. WTF? Are those Samsung's concepts ? No! Concepts by ignorant kids? So ? What does it helps PA?

63. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

clicks clicks clicks... Phonearnea is a ad fest and honestly i don't get how anyone without adblcokers can even use their website.

71. icr8du

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Samsung better copy from lg's handbook and post a teaser pic of Wat the s8 looks like or lose the hype they've generated cos of this fake "samsuns"(check again)

44. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I think this is a fake, so the poll is useless. Sure it will look quite similar to this, but people are rating it based on fingerprint sensor location, when it's very unlikely to end up as shown.

69. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Funny. They are fan renders. So obviously its not real anf obviously youre stupid. The poll simply asked if you liked the fan renfers. It never said this was the actual product? So much criticism for a fan mockup?

73. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Hello Mr. TechieXP braindead. First. "The poll simply asked if you liked the fan renfers." Now let's see what the poll actually was about "Did you like what you saw in the Galaxy S8 design leak and concept images?" Right. It says design LEAK and concept images. So not just the concept images but also the leak. And second. And also you said "Funny. They are fan renders. So obviously its not real anf obviously youre stupid." but the guy literally never said that they are real. He even said that he thinks that they are fake. Like do you even English mate? It just kinda looks like that you are trying to pick up a fight with someone for no fking reason. Where is your brain if I may ask?

54. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

have you used the iris scanner? The N7 Iris scanner sucked. Bad. I tried to love it, but I just couldn't.

60. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Don't u have to open ur eyes quite wide and straight on? If so, I'd rather not look like an idiot out in public just unlocking each time.

61. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well if you think about holding the s7 your four finger is next to the camera personally i hate finger scanners on backs of phones and will never own a phone with it on the back, i hated most of these designs the flat black with black metal or stainless steel back is the way to go not glass as i have cracked the back of my gs7, if you take the note 7 design and put a speaker grill at the top and bottom and do away with the home button using ultrasonic scanner then its a winner all around. because the ultrasonic scanner can scan through dirt on your finger and rain droplets and some fabrics.

2. 23nikki1 unregistered

Are you kidding me ? Didn't anyone notice that the logo says samsuns instead of samsung. No way this is original leak

3. macawmatt

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

They never said it was from Samsung, clearly states its an artist representation.

5. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Well the picture with the one face-up on the left and the face-down on the right is said to be a leak of the actual phone. The artist representation pictures are those in really high resolution.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

From yesterday's article "While we've already presented many leaked images and details related to the upcoming device(s), it appears that we can now take a look at the very first photo that's showing a real Galaxy S8" So yesterday it was supposedly real.

42. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

The first photo is supposed to be the real thing. Well noticed 23nikki1.

4. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

I think it's just a weird reflection with the silver logo on silver back. But you're right it kinda does look like an "S" or even a "3". Pretty good looking phone though.

9. RasacL

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

It's a G, download the pic and increase the sharpness of the pic to highest level possible and you can clearly see it's a G.

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not sure what you're seeing, but I did exactly that on my Surface Pro 2 and it's clearly an S ( https://db.tt/gwIOqZwJep )

6. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

I like it because it has a headphone jack

48. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they dont have COURAGE

7. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

its fake , as someone mentioned already there is mispell samsuns logo on the back . beside that the fb scanner dimention is badly photoshop . stop this bs PA . its fake, end of story

8. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

i hate the fingerprint sensor, especially since i was so excited about the entire screen being a fingerprint sensor.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Probably a fake unit, however doesn't seem far off all the leaked information. Looks really disappointing. LG on the other hand seem to have one up'd themselves, the G6 looks stunning from what we've seen.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.