Did you like what you saw in the Galaxy S8 design leaks? (poll results)

Since plenty of new Galaxy S8 visuals emerged last week, and some of them were alleged spy shots from reputable source, we asked you whether you liked what you saw in terms of design overhaul. Most of our nearly three thousand respondents did, but a sizeable 42% chunk weren't big fans, and a lot of the comments cite the placement of the finger scanner as the culprit, plus the fact that there may not be a flat screen version of the S8.

After numerous case maker renders and leaked Galaxy S8 schematics, last week was pivotal 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.

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


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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)



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung will be Offering more of Screen on the Future Galaxy S8 models,But Why know news of the Battery Type and Size Samsung will be offering,after the Note 7 saga

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Looks the same as the Note 7. With the device turned off it's hard to tell how cool the front would look with so little bezel.

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Looks the same as the Note 7" Highly disagree there, looks more like a downgrade compared to the Note 7. Fortunately, it's clearly a fake; it's a "Samsuns" ( https://db.tt/gwIOqZwJep ) device.

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree as well. This appears to have similar edge rounding as the S7, which is definitely a downgrade to the N7. I will be highly disappointed if the rounding isn't similar to the N7.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think you and I are the only ones that can see it is fake.

22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It definitely would've been nicer if they flipped the devices over to show the front Bezels on the Silver. And the Edge isn't like the Note it looks somewhere in between S7 edge and Note 7.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I know most people galaxy S user will hate that new backside FPscanner last year I use a phone with backside FPscanner for one month (Mi Max) as main driver.. and need sometime to get used to it :-/ one obvious drawback is I cant simply unlock it when it lay on table without lift it.. but if it's for bigger screen area, I think it's still worth it :-/ probably next time, they'll use under screen FPscanner (not under glass FPscanner that already used by some phone) when the tech is ready

16. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I lay my phone face down all the time... I don't use the fingerprint scanner all that much.... for certain apps but not to lock my phone..... so I do not know if it will be a big deal or not

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still using 3.5mm jack? samsung didn't have COURAGE /s

14. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

More like Samsungs does LISTENS to theirs customers. Alot complained about removal of SDCard slot and they brought it back. Now they had learned to listen first before acting.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Except for the awkward fingerprint scanner, yes.

6. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

A fingerprintreader on the back is just useless, when the device is lying on the table!


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well not bad but I was expecting like under screen finger print not on the back

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If that's it, it looks good, but not enough to upgrade with the S7 getting nougat. The fingerprint sensor is in a horrible location too.

9. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Who they design that fps placement for? Reed Richards?? How they expect people to reach it without serious finger gymnastic every single time? Would drive me insane personally.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

now.. try to hold your phone like how you normaly use your phone.. then imagine that your phone have FPscanner placed like picture above.. then move your index finger place to that FPscanner... get it? that index finger didnt even move that much.. it's even shorter than moving your thumb to FPscanner on front panel (but I still prefer front FPscanner :P)

18. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I just tried. Can't get my fingertip to the spot without shifting the phone. It's even worse if I'm holding it left handed, almost impossible. I've used back fingerprint scanner phones before, specifically the Axon 7. It was lower and centered, and no problem to reach with either hand. This is a dumb design choice if true.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Everything is wrong with this phone.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There are only two things wrong with it (from what we know right now). The FP scanner is poorly placed, and its not a Note 8. Otherwise, it'll likely be the best phone available for the first half of 2017.

11. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I was hoping that rumor with the finger print sensor embedded into the screen. But moving it on the back just for the sake of better screen to body ratio looks ridiculous and boring. Not for me.

13. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

They'll probably introduce the fingerprint sensor embedded into the display on the Note 8, seeing as that seems to be the device that includes their newest features/design trends as of lately. (Note4 had a metal frame, Note Edge was first device with an edge display, Note 5 had curved glass on the back, Note7 had iris scanner)

15. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't believe anything of this s**t. And that first photo has Samsuns, not Samsung. When Samsung shows the real deal that is what I believe.

21. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I don't know if it's true, they couldn't fit the logo above screen, so it will be displayed on screen all the time.

23. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Same old stuff with incremental updates. Wish we the consumer can push the manufacturers' to a 2 year refresh cycle. Will get something interesting as well as reduce the crap in the landfills of our earth

24. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

It's a beauty! If Samsung can make it as fast as a OnePlus 3T i'll get one. Really disappointed in my S7 Edge's (Exynos) lag after a few months... No lag whatsoever on my OPO3T so far.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its Exynos and touchwiz fault. Exynos is an oven. Phone is made of glass ( not very good at dissipating heat ) and is water and air tight. SD820 ( 821 ) is much better in thats regard. but exynos battery life is amazing i must give thats.

25. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

How could you ask such a question when everyone knows, that these pictures are fake?

26. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Samsung won't use this exact design. Their not going to put finger print scanner in a bad location. They will listen to their loyal base on this one.

29. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

More like fake render! The "leaks" cases doesnt fit the backside at all. ex: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Cases-for-the-Galaxy-S8-and-Galaxy-S8-Plus-caught-on-video-weird-port-openings-remain-a-mystery_id90357 Also that sensor are way too narrow and thin to use as fingerprint scanner.

30. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

fingerprint sensor makes me want to rip my eyes out

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