Here's the first video of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in action (Update: another one, plus pictures!)

Update: we have also added a bunch of new pictures of the two phones, which you can see at the bottom of the article.

Update 2: We have another new video, which shows off the built-in keyboard, and proves the on-screen buttons will be switchable.

Even though most of the tech world is currently busy covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, other news haven't stopped coming in, too. While yesterday's Samsung press conference only showed us the Galaxy S8 and S8+'s reveal date, today a new leak provides us with what could possibly be our first video look at the upcoming devices.

While the video itself is pretty short, it still shows us a few key details. Where we previously saw only a blurry glimpse at the two phones' user interface, here it's in full display: The on-screen buttons are, just as suspected, not the same as stock Android, and in true Samsung fashion are also reversed. Also visible is the TouchWiz launcher, which looks almost unchanged from its S7 counterpart, save for a new, curved corners search bar. We also get a view of the S8+'s always-on display, which shows a new, vertical style watch interface.

As for the devices themselves, they look pretty much the same as previous rumors have suggested: even though they're both equipped with covers, we still get a glimpse of their overall design, including the fingerprint scanner placed next to the rear camera, and the front-facing iris scanner. We also get to see how the two devices stack next to each other, which really helps show the difference in size between the two otherwise largely identical phones. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be officially revealed on March 29, and we'll be keeping you posted on the latest news until then.

Related phones

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)



1. kumar1234 unregistered

Even the most die hard Samsung enthusiastic will have to admit that this phone looks weird and underwhelming. S8 edge and note 7 is definite better looking than this weird looking hardware.

3. peace247 unregistered

Damn this thing is going to be so beautiful.

6. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

it looks like crap front speakers needed 1000% then i would not care anout the finger scanner on the back

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

looks fine to me.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Highly subjective.

15. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

It would be DOA.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"It would be DOA." No, it won't be... The S7 wasn't, neither.

21. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Cough note 7

23. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


50. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Wow. You're worse than the Apple trolls.

48. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This is far from DOA! The G6 already took that crown. The S8 is going to come close to breaking sales records this year...

16. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

God, This year is going to be so underwhelming. As there seems to be something strange going on with these new flagships in 2017. Everything just seems so unexciting across the board just when we thought 2017 will finally bring the excitement back. I even suspect the fabled iphone x will disappoint at this point. Guess buying flagships now have become an unnecessary evil and a thing of the mind.

34. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

and I don't understand what excites you for if even S8 boring you. what's exciting?

24. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yes. Why Samsung would risk their iconic design philosophy for boring plain design like this?? There was nothing to it than a huge screen.

36. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That 18.5:9 (or even bigger?) aspect ratio looks really weird when the screen is on. Other than that, it's a great looking device imo.

41. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Actually, I am a diehard Samsung hater and I think this phone will be beautiful.

47. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Beauty and the Beast!

49. whqhdrbs

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

it looks good to me

52. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Underwhelming is too early to predict there or unless you're a hater. What happen if it out sold all other Android flagship phones again?

53. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep trying. You'll still fail, as always, but it's amusing.

2. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't feel excited at all, coming from an S7 edge user.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

thats what everyone said about the s6 to the s7. iphone 6 to iphone 7.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The s6 to s7 was one of the most boring upgrade ive ever seeing. Right up there with the m8 to m9.

27. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is Samsung we are talking about. Apple is completely a different animal and in a different league where no one can argue or touch their decisions. They can make a brick and brand it as Apple and sell it any day of the week, trust me people will buy. They are a monopoly. But poor Samsung is not, even though they think they are like Apple. Samsung needs to be more vigilant and wise more than ever. Other OEMs are learning fast and coming closer to Samsung. See the LG G6 for example. It is just like this SGS S8+ to me.

38. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

im not talking about what league what is not. im talking as a consumer point of view. i want a better phone and will go to any oem which can supply only the best.

56. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If what you say is true, that doesn't say a lot about people buying Apple products. They could sell a brick and people would buy it? And I'm sorry, but this whole attitude that no one can question Apple is ridiculous and it's that kind of thinking that can end up cratering a company. I'm people thought the same about Nokia and Blackberry back in the day.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Love where all the devices are going with the screen to body ratio... Here's hoping Apple follows... But not a fan of curved edge screen though. Hope there's a flat screen versions - in case Apple decides that top and bottom bezels on the new iPhone stay for another year.... Eeeek!

28. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Flat screen version - G6. Simple, isn't it?

29. AlikMalix unregistered

I know, but I'm liking the s-pen and always-on screen... but yeah...

57. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The G6 is supposed to have an always on screen as well. All of them, Samsung and LG's always on screen, Google's Ambient Display, etc, are all descended from Motorola's Moto Display (originally called Active Display). Some implementations are better than others (I'd argue Moto with their IR sensors are the most accurate and consistent) but I'd take any of them hands down over an LED notification.

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