First Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked photo shows a nearly bezel-less phone


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.

source: Weibo (translated) via SlashLeaks

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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)

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50 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Definately a photoshopped S7 edge, but it looks good anyways. Three more months and we'll know for sure...

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Koreans always like it Shinee!

11. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Without the thousands of "microabrasions", though.

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Well all designs have drawbacks. You just have to choose the one who has minimal impact. But hey this is Samsung. Whatever they do, they just get away with it.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Riiiiiiight. Samsung gets a pass...

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course Samsung gets a pass. Just look at the butthurt whenever I say something about them.

41. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

A pass by who?

47. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Jet black looks a lot more sophisticated than this though.

46. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Tacky. Chrome mirror finish looks cheap as hell.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'd prefer capacitive navigation buttons instead of on-screen buttons. This is definitely a fake, though.

17. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

i prefer on screen navigation instead. holding a 5.5-5.7 inch its kinda hard to reach the capacitive buttons down below.

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This is good looking. I pray they ditch the glass back for something sturdier.

5. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

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

6. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

" 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".

7. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Expecting even less bezels.

8. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Fake ASF!!!

9. forever_student

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

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%!

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's clearly a fake, the text and notification bar are all a bit elongated, so someone stretched out the display of an S7 edge and added the fugly Samsung logo at the bottom. Nice try though

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I like the bottom logo as opposed to the top actually. And the logo placement is in alignment with their TVs so it kinda makes sense.

13. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The S8 will look very similar to this, I am sure about this!

14. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

I remember when s4 , s5 pictures came out and no one believed them until they were official.

15. LiveFaith

Posts: 474; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Fake as heck. But those bezels are sweeeeet.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Ugly as sin.

42. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It's fake dumb f**k

45. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Don't burst a vessel.

19. RoryBreaker

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I like the form factor of the S7. Leave my 1 physical button on the face of the phone alone!

20. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

And there is no on-screen-buttons , usually when you are in the "Settings" the on-screen-buttons don't hide and stay on

21. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why cant xiaomi, vivo , oppo make a good design language ?

27. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I disagree. Xiaomi Mi Mix is stunning. And very very innovative!

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