Galaxy S8 and S8+ seen from numerous angles in leak-based renders

Galaxy S8 and S8+ seen from numerous angles in leak-based renders
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 S8 will 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

source: DesignWoOS via SamMobile

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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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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103 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Screen -on keys actually looks good on gs8

4. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

100% Evan Blass Scammed everyone with his first leak , There is no way Samsung is gonna put a finger print scanner there at such an awkward position . The leak from Evan Blass was a S7 Edge front and a Note 5 Back with a lil Photoshop magic. He sucessfully fooled the entire tech community but not me. The final design may be similar but definitely not this. The fingerprint scanner is NOT gonna be there. Anyone taking a 100$ bet against me ?!

10. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

god i hope its not there i truly hate scanners on back of phones never will own one. dont like the rounded screen liked the note 7 feel just hate glass back its so stupid people will only break it and its slippy so the put a case on it soi glass is pointless, and we all know galaxies have the worst bluetooth connections in the world from pocket its cracking all the time

90. shashi.map

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

OK so don't buy one. why whine over a galaxy when there are so many other phones you could buy. i'm sure Samsung is not gonna lose its market because you didn't buy a galaxy phone. what a troll!

91. sgodsell

Posts: 7603; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

People tend to forget that companies like Qualcomm have a technology called Sense ID, which was first shown off to the world back in late 2015. This Sense ID uses ultrasonic sound to scan a fingerprint. Even if the finger is wet or slightly dirty. Sense ID can still read it. Plus it could go behind the display. My money is on Qualcomm's Sense ID.

92. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

that would be so sick honestly, I hope so. and Samusng would make it look so dope with on screen effects

22. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I don't know why the tech community believes that guy in the first place. Everyone was so excited when he tweeted the images with S8 and yet nobody noticed it was written SAMSUNS on the back....

75. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Every year, he always was WRONG about Nexus phones. I don't forget stuff like that.

78. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

He claimed that the SAMSUNG logo appearing as SAMSUNS was merely due to the bad lighting...but any idiot can zoom in and see that it is clearly an S at the end, not a G. http://i.imgur.com/LWdyuzE.png Even if it is bad lighting, you can still clearly see that it's an S, unless Samsung started using a lowercase g so their logo reads SAMSUNg now. That is literally the only way bad lighting could make an S look like a G, is if the g is lowercase.

86. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is it really that serious? Does making a mistake make you any less human or reliable? Because if it is, then all of us are the the most unreliable people on this planet. You gusy act as if you've never made a mistake. Have you nto misspelled words before? Why is theer such a need to highlight such? Are you that insecure?

98. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

What in the hell are you talking about? Re-read my post. Did I at any point make fun of spelling in any way, shape, or form? No. I was merely pointing out that the logo on the back says Samsuns, not Samsung. And it's stupid for evleaks to claim it looks like Samsuns due to bad lighting, when clearly it actually does say Samsuns, meaning the leaked device is photoshopped.

31. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

so where would it be? If Samsung removes the home button, where would they relocate the fingerprint scanner? Beneath the screen? It would be very cool, but I don't think it would happen.

62. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I like the idea of the FPS in the unlock button on the side. The only phone I've handled with it is a Kyocera but its pretty nice, the button is rather large though

33. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

I tried how it would feel by holding the Galaxy Note 5 and placing my finger on its heart rate sensor. It was pretty natural and comfortable to use. I think that is a good position. The position below the camera button is ideal but this position is also very comfortable to use.

39. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Absolutely. I could see it possibly being a bit awkward for left handers, but it's a more normal position for my right hand index finger than anywhere else on the phone.

34. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I want to bet $50 that Evan showed the real deal. Do you accept it?

38. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

I'll take the bet. There are always people who are convinced that no matter how much is leaked, it's all a conspiracy to "fool the tech community." I don't know what "the final design may be similar but definitely not this" means, but I'll bet the fingerprint sensor is right up next to the camera, off center.

52. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Those leaks are not from Evan Blass himself, he gets them in the mail and has to decide if the leaks sound real or not.

76. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

He puts his name on them. He gets the blame or the credit.

87. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And you know this how?

70. dawhoda

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

It's on back next to Camera dude

80. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I still firmily believe that it is a new laser system for the camera or something. IT CANT BE THE FPS. That would be Samsung shooting themselves.

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How? Havent other OEM's placed the sensor on the back? Has anyone ever complained about it so far? I mean its fairly simple. If you dont like a sensor being on th eback, you simply dont buy a phoen with it, if such a small thing is a deal breaker for you. Especially in the case of Android where you have other options to unlock your phone. For example, I have the Gear S2 and S3. I have my phone set with smart unlock. As long as my phone is at my work address, my home address, in my car or I have my watch on; I can unlock the device without even using the FPS. All of you are on some stupid witch hunt, because this is Samsung. Samsung is not the first and won't be the last to do such, if they even do it to begin with. Its a rumor based on no facts.

84. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

And how do you know?? These have been trusted sources before so be quiet before you start shouting fake claims

85. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He is going by the leaked case designs for the phone. The fact is we don't know ether way. Let's just be patient and see. One thing is for sure, the S8 is going to be the best looking phone of 2017, well until the Note 8 comes with all its 4K splender.

100. -swagfox-

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 01, 2016

aw is someone cranky about a leak not getting exactly what he wanted?

102. evanblass

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 17, 2017

Yes, absolutely, 100 dollars it is.

103. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

There are higher chances that the fingerprint scanner is going to be located at the back because it is going to be a feature less used by anyone given that the iris scanner is on the front. More people are going to prefer to use the iris scanner than the fingerprint scanner and that justifies why Samsung will place it at the back.

7. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

If they lose the logo placement and add a speaker instead for dual speakers it would be complete.

28. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

If it has dual speakers, it will be placed at the top by the front camera

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