First Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked photo shows a nearly bezel-less phone
by Victor Hristov / Jan 05, 2017, 9:27 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S8, the next big thing for Samsung, is expected to be officially announced in the near future - some say the announcement might come in late February, other say it has been delayed to the middle of April due to shortage of components, but one thing is clear: all eyes are on this phone. Especially after the exploding battery fiasco on the Galaxy Note 7.
Naturally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the subject of various speculations. Today, an alleged 'first picture' of the new phone has surfaced on Weibo, China's Twitter alternative.
So is this the Samsung Galaxy S8 that everybody is waiting for?
We don't know, but while there are some suspicious features, the leaked picture does look convincing. What raises some suspicion are the eerily similar looks of this alleged Galaxy S8 to the current Galaxy S7 Edge, so much so that it feels like somebody took a picture of that currently available phone and doctored it to look slightly different. But then again, Samsung never promised a design overhaul this year.
Then, there are the practical considerations: the physical home button is apparently gone, in tune with the recent rumors that Samsung will remove it in favor of an ultra-sonic finger reader embedded in the display. What brings some more serious questions are the missing capacitive on-screen navigation keys. One can only speculate and wonder where they have gone. Could Samsung replace them with gestures as in the iPhone? Only time will tell.
At the end of the day, though, what's clear is that it will not be too long until we know the answers to all of those questions as the Galaxy S8 announcement is looming closer.
- 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)
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Definately a photoshopped S7 edge, but it looks good anyways. Three more months and we'll know for sure...
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 9:29 AM 22
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Koreans always like it Shinee!
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 9:31 AM 10
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I'd prefer capacitive navigation buttons instead of on-screen buttons. This is definitely a fake, though.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 9:38 AM 3
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i prefer on screen navigation instead. holding a 5.5-5.7 inch its kinda hard to reach the capacitive buttons down below.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 10:40 AM 4
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We all have different tastes, you know... But I pretty much have the same taste as you have. I prefer capacitve keys on smartphones with less that 5 inches of screen size, and I prefer on-screen keys on phablets bigger than 5.7 inches.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:18 PM 0
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Seems fake as neither the on screen buttons are visible (well they should be in the settings app!) nor the capacitive buttons. And assuming each phone either gotta have 1 atleast!........ But anyways it looks nice
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 9:45 AM 2
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" Then, there is the in-your-face 'Samsung' logo right at the front of the device. It's something that Samsung simply does not do in such a stark manner." Have you seen the Sapphire Black Note 5? Look at the top, the Samsung logo is right below the ear speaker.... That's pretty "in-your-face".
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 9:46 AM 1
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Ummm. Has the author ever SEEN a Samsung phone? "...there is the in-your-face 'Samsung' logo right at the front of the device. It's something that Samsung simply does not do in such a stark manner." False. Samsung does this on every phone. I'm looking at my S6 edge right now, and the logo at the top, front and center, that looks exactly like that logo. Also, while I'm sure this is probably a fake image, it would not be implausible for the nav "buttons" on the bottom to be software based, and auto-hide when not in use. Hell, we all know where our buttons are, and what they do, they could be present but invisible. Wouldn't that be a revolutionary design? I'm not saying this is a real image. I'm just saying the reasons provided for why it has to be a false image are fallacies. And it does look awesome. I hope we can get a screen/body ratio up over 80%!
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 10:02 AM 3
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Ugly as sin.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 10:43 AM 0
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Why cant xiaomi, vivo , oppo make a good design language ?
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 11:00 AM 0
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