Samsung Galaxy S8 (S8+?) leaks in live images, on-screen buttons and Always On Display get pictured

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.  



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57 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

I don't see any edge...its very subtle...... It's PERFECT!! best phone ever!

36. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Best phone? Yeah right. The top bezel has way too much going on, looks easy to busy. LG's solution looks better to me.

41. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

WE just hope that Samsung will not put that "S-Bomb" feature like what we had on note 7 or else.....

42. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

It seems to be a perfect blend between the previous edge version and the flat version. Both sides of the fence should be happy with this compromise.

53. hazard1

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I hope so. I know most users prefer the edge variants. But having tried them, I am not a fan. I would prefer no edge but would consider the GS8 if it is a compromise.

2. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Holy s**t that thing is huuuge! Seems impossible to use this monster with one hand.

17. BluKir0

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2017

Ikr! Dimensions are almost the same as the S7/S7 Edge but the screens are just bigger which creates this illusion.

25. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

The screen is bigger, so it's harder to use. The dimensions are irrelevant, because the bezels of the current gen phones help rest your palm, this will be horror to use.

19. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Especially if it had the terrible and non-existent palm rejection technology found on the S7 Edge. And before anyone tries to correct me, I know it is there on the S7 Edge, but never worked, always had accidental touches back when I had an S7 Edge.

34. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Sad but true... Every S7 edge I tried out so far had non-working palm rejection! That makes the "edge-concept" even more useless in my eyes.

44. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I hate that too, thats one of the reasons I don't like to use my S7e, Even with big hands, having that curve in the display and little to no side bezels makes is uncomfortable to use, especially without a case, which is a shame to hide that slim and beautiful phone behind a piece of plastic. I'm planning on staying away from the Galaxys as long as they don't make "flat" flagships.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Doesnt matter if its the same size, the issue is if the screen is bigger than S7 edge then thats an issue. I can bearly use the S7E with one hand with lots of struggle. The smaller bezels and bigger screen doesn't make your hand and fingers suddenly longer/bigger. Wish they kept the 5.5", reduced the bezels so the phone would be much smaller than S7E but same screen size.

27. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

When using one hand, activate the one-handed mode, for reduced active screen size. It's been there for years.

29. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's been sucky for years as well.

31. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

5 inch or 5.7 inch I use phones the same way, with two hand(one to hold, the other for navigating) it make me wonder what the hell is one hand use, it just silly nitpicking.

33. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

One hand use is when most people hold the phone with one hand and using the thumb from the same hand for navigating. It's not silly because for most people (at least all the people that i know) it's far more convenient to be able to use one hand for simple task like browsing, social media or even typing short text with just one hand without getting accidental touches.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

big screen has a lot of advantage, less comfortable sure, but you'll get used to it.

43. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Sure big screen has a lot of advantages but i can say the same about small screen some of them are better battery life, performance and compact form factor. I doesn't have problem with 5"+ Screen because my hands is big enough to use Z5 Premium with one hand but i don't agree with you when you said "one hand use" is a silly nitpicking. Galaxy S series always have great screen to body ratio so i'm pretty sure even with bigger screen the overall size will be similar to 5.5" screen or even better, but without reliable palm rejection the edge to edge design can be annoying for one hand use.

49. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

The bezels are gone. That's the beauty. You get the best of both worlds. Larger display and smaller device.

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Good luck using that thing with one hand.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

use one-hand mode if you need to grab top portion of screen, or typing stuff.. switch to normal mode for surfing web, playing game, and watching movies

26. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I will not use it at all, 5,8-inch is retarted.

5. phljcnth

Posts: 561; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

While I think the Galaxy S8 will look closely like this, this also looks fake to me. With every iteration of Galaxy S and Note line icons are always being re-designed. I also refuse to believe that we'll have on-screen buttons this time unless Samsung has already worked around the burn-in issue in Super AMOLED displays. And look at that sketchy on-screen arrow!

6. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

UGLY SIDE BEZEL.

7. erikhdz36

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I really like Samsung but if this the best they can do.. im out LG or APPLE it is.

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

And what does LG do better? From their leaks of G6 it looks similar to S8 if not uglier, still keeps the useless dual camera that only provides wider shots and actually nothing useful like the iphone's optical zoom. I can bet you anything, the S8 will have much better screen, better battery life, camera with better overall image quality, will look better and will have much better front camera.

39. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

For me the back side of the G6 looks way better than S8 that looks out of place and for action camera user like me a camera with wide angle lens is not useless as you may think because there is the time when i can't step back to get everything that i want to capture or when i want to get unique angleof view. I just hope they improve the wide angle camera quality and fix the distortion. I'm 100% sure S8 will not outperform G6 in everything http://m.gsmarena.com/htc_10_vs_lg_g5_vs_samsung_galaxy_s7_edge-review-1437p2.php

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nick-picking! Even though I don't like the S7, I will take it over the other 2 options. Vanilla Android sucks, and HTC Sense isn't what it use to be. Those are their photos. Your results will differ because no one uses a device the same.

50. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

You're just whining. Go ahead. They won't cancel the party.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The design is not practical. There is no place to hold the phone without accidental touches. Poor job from Samsung as always.

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