Samsung Galaxy S8 (S8+?) leaks in live images, on-screen buttons and Always On Display get pictured
Update: A few more images of the same unit have popped up, with what seems like it could be a glass screen protector applied. We've included these in the gallery below as well!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has leaked a few times already, giving us a sneak peek at the redesigned front and rear of the device, but one thing we have hardly seen so far is an undoctored image of a working Galaxy S8. Due to the popularity and the public's anticipation of this device, the real leaks have to be carefully separated from the faked chaff.
The newest leak in town allegedly shows a working Galaxy S8 (though it could be an S8+ for that matter) unit, and from what we can tell, it looks like this one could be the real deal. It falls in line with most of the rumors we've heard so far: there's no physical home button or any other capacitive buttons for that matter, the display stretches from edge to edge and flaunts a subtle yet noticeable curve, and finally, the topmost portion of the phone carries the seemingly correct amount of 'cutouts' for the front-facing camera, the iris scanner, and the rest of the sensors.
What's intriguing in this leak is that it's probably the first time we get to see the on-screen buttons that will allow users to navigate throughout the interface. As is tradition, the back button is positioned to the right in a signature Samsung fashion, which is contrary to the approach of almost all other manufacturers. There's also the Apps edge interface, inherited straight from the Galaxy S7 edge, which houses shortcuts to apps and other useful features. Finally, we can also catch a few glimpses of the Always-on Display feature of the phone in a couple of leaked pics.
As usual, take that leak with a certain amount of salt, but so far it seems quite plausible. In case you want to get updated with all other leaks and rumors for the Galaxy S8, make sure to check out rumor review, which will be linked down below.