It's that time of the year again when Samsung's next major Galaxy smartphone commands the lion's share of the headlines. From what we've gathered so far, the expected Galaxy S8 will be accompanied by a larger Galaxy S8+, and both models will likely pack dual-curved displays akin to the Note 7. Amid a deluge of S8-related leaks and supposed sightings over the past couple of weeks, one designer has shared a bunch of eye-catching renders based on the numerous reports.
The images you see below are the handiwork of DesignWoOS, and appear to have been crafted with the aid of recent S8 schematics leaks that also hinted at a reduction in the camera hump. Though we're not expecting the overall look and feel to depart greatly from the Galaxy S7 edge or Galaxy Note 7, the S8 series is expected to offer its fair share of refinement, and less camera protrusion would certainly not be unwelcome.
Among the other tweaks, it is believed that the Galaxy S8's fingerprint scanner might be positioned to the rear, as is illustrated with these new renders. It has also been offered that Samsung will follow the likes of Apple and Motorola in ditching the 3.5 mm earphone port although in this case, it's preserved. Should this omni-present jack disappear, there'll surely be a fair amount of resistance from purists but if Apple's recent iPhone sales are anything to go by, few will see it as a deal-breaker.
It's expected that the Galaxy S8will be unveiled on March 29th, with a purported launch to follow in April. Have a peek at the concept renders below, and let us know of your thoughts in the comments.
If you'd like an in-depth look at what can be expected from the Samsung Galaxy S8 line, be sure to check our rumor round-up.