Gold Samsung Galaxy S8+ leaks in live image

With Sony and LG having recently furnished us with a couple of high-profile flagships, all eyes are now squarely focused on what Samsung will bring to the table. Over the past couple of weeks since Mobile World Congress, sightings of the so-called Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been plentiful, which makes sense given the scheduled announcement later this month. With reports suggesting that Sammy offer as many as seven color options from the get-go, we can now mull over a nice clear shot of what looks to be a gold Galaxy S8+

Perhaps due in part to the demise of the Note 7, Samsung's Galaxy S8 line is going all-curved, and all-large. The display of the Galaxy S8 looks set to offer a 5.8-inch diameter, while the larger S8+ (Plus) could creep all the way up to 6.2 inches. Because of the near-bezel-less finish and rounded corners, however, the devices won't be outrageously large compared with their peers

The new leak gives us a couple of hands-on glimpses of the more substantial Galaxy S8+ in gold. There's a quick peek at the lock screen, Calls app, and the on-screen nav bar that will pick up the slack left by the absent physical home button. The gold S8+ is also snapped alongside a Galaxy S8, which offers a bit of perspective. For a more detailed look at how the S8 duo will likely measure up against some of the market's other big guns, please do check out our preliminary size comparison.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the gold version will also be accompanied by bright black, matte black, blue, orchid, silver and pink shades. But while he does infer that all seven colors will be ready for the supposed April 21 consumer launch, it's very likely that availability of any given color will vary by market. 

Based on what you've seen so far, which color takes your fancy? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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65 Comments

1. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Those sensors are ugly at. Definitely getting the black version. It still blows my mind that they can only fit a 3000/3500 mAh battery in these phones.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It's crazy how a nearly bezel less phone can look so ugly due to sensors. Give me the Note 7 with the s8 internals please.

7. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

i dont care about the look of sensors. i need my sensors. more sensors, that do effective n sensible sensing, the better. as long as they work, u know? if i cared about looks 1st in a phone, id buy an iphone!!! >D

23. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Nothing wrong with strongly caring about the way a phone looks. We all do it.

25. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

i dont. function over style for me since i feel that Form is going hand in hand with function these days, i say gimmie a bigger battery in that form, and that would tie into function. style, im open. no importa!

24. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not since the iPhone 6.

26. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

what? i need more words sir

8. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Exactly! In a comparison of the S8 with the Note 7, the Note 7 looked the most beautiful and most futuristic despite big bezels. Also the bezel king XZ Premium is a much nicer phone than this.

12. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

response to Feanor #8 - Wrong! Sad! (abt XZ Primo being nicer than s8. more primo, sure, but not nicer)

37. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Also the bezel king XZ Premium is a much nicer phonethan this." Are you kidding? I mean, seriously... @Feanor, do you hear yourself???

41. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

If we'd look up your comments about the Note 7 design when it launched, I bet we'd find you saying it looked exactly like the S7 back then. :D

19. Courage

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

Note 7 had great design.

48. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This looks ugly to be honest. Just a massive giant display....... That's it.

57. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Just buy the black version. All the sensors disappear !

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I highly doubt the real phone will have that many sensors at the front.

14. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Let's hope not. Until someone mentioned it, I never really noticed. Now, i can't stop looking at them

21. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Thats what he said!!!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nope. those are the real ones. it's not a big deal. after a while people will stop noticing them. it's just because it's new.

22. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Omg, thats deffinitely NOT what He said!

31. Cat97

Posts: 1972; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It is not 100% sure that these are the final capacities, but indeed, given the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung probably left larger air gaps and put in bigger-sized batteries at the same capacity, to avoid issues. But the Snapdragon 835 (and especially the equivalent Exynos) could suprise people a lot with their power efficiency, due to the 10nm process and 4+4-core design (which made last years's Exynos S7/Edge vastly outperform the SD820/821 variant in battery life tests). Larger screens could be compensated by advances in screen power draw efficiency and the S8 may just end up better than S7 despite same-size battery. I predict a 10% increase in battery life. PS: I just achieved 60h battery life on my Exynos S7 Edge with 3.5h SOT and AOD fully on, with some disabled packages :) Don't worry about the S8 battery life...

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You have no idea what Samsung did, because you don't work there and don't work in designing their phone. You're only guessing. Stop guessing and just wait for the phone. The SD is never going to be s efficient as the Exynos, because the SD has a much more powerful GPU, while the Mali is more efficient vs graphic intensive.

44. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Basic knowledge of geometry would definitely help. The volume of the devices are not much different from S7/S7E. Just because the screen diagonal is larger, doesn't mean the internal volume is much large. On top of that, I think they are conservative about battery capacity after Note7. So if you combine these 2 factors, you see that the answer is obvious.

2. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

what a beauty, common i can't wait any more release the beast!

3. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Oh my... it's true that the S8 can be bought only in black after all. The upper area with these holes looks like Swiss cheese or moth eaten T-shirt. And then all the "design specialists" here talk about bezel reduction. At least a bit of bezel would give to these holes some design room to breathe.

10. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

The problem is the iris scanner it's too big and the fact that with the previous generations you were distracted by the home button and navigation buttons. Non the less i prefer this over the old design and of course with the black color.

11. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

its not that bad. i like holes. lol its the ludacris phone! "i - got - Hooles! i got hooooolleeesss, in different area coodes (arreeaa) arrea codes (coodes!) Hoooleess!! hoooooooollllleeeesss!! in different area coodes (arreeaa) arrea codes (coodes!) Hooles!

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just release it already!

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It doesnt take an expert to tell that the holes are only visible because these arent versions intended for sale..think of the Note7 front glass leaks versus the final versions. Samsung's faces never show the LED indicator which are visible in these leaks..common sense people

13. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This is not a glass panel only picture and it seems to be a final design unit. I very much except that this is how the final version will look like and it doesn't look pretty.

20. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

response to @ Feanor #13 - if i wanted a pretty phone, id buy a pretty case, all bedazzled out. lol

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