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

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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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posted on 13 Feb 2017, 05:22 2

1. abdoualgeria (Posts: 750; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)

Screen -on keys actually looks good on gs8

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 05:26 14

4. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Sep 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 ?!

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 05:35 2

10. audibot (Posts: 172; Member since: 26 Jan 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

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 16:06

90. shashi.map (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Oct 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!

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 16:17 2

91. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 16:47

92. irossdrummer (Posts: 232; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:09 2

22. notfair (Posts: 183; Member since: 30 Jan 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....

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 12:53

75. ChazzMatt (Posts: 90; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 14:09 2

78. aegislash (Posts: 1038; Member since: 27 Jan 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.


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.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 15:07 1

86. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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?

posted on 15 Feb 2017, 19:36 1

98. aegislash (Posts: 1038; Member since: 27 Jan 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:40 1

31. willywanta (Posts: 421; Member since: 04 Jun 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 09:59 1

62. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 516; Member since: 17 Jan 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

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:48 1

33. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 604; Member since: 07 May 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 08:01 1

39. Lsh99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Sep 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:49 3

34. Xperia14 (Posts: 914; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)

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

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:59

38. Lsh99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Sep 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 08:43

52. HomerS (Posts: 418; Member since: 19 Sep 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 12:53

76. ChazzMatt (Posts: 90; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 15:10

87. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

And you know this how?

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 11:50

70. dawhoda (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Aug 2016)

It's on back next to Camera dude

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 17:53

80. bur60 (Posts: 878; Member since: 07 Jul 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 15:30

89. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 14:47 1

84. Seany (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 14 Feb 2017, 15:04

85. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 09:10

100. -swagfox- (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Dec 2016)

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

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 22:45

102. evanblass (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2017)

Yes, absolutely, 100 dollars it is.

posted on 18 Feb 2017, 00:36

103. deewinc (Posts: 392; Member since: 21 Feb 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.

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 05:30 3

7. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 07:18

28. joevsyou (Posts: 1037; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

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

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