Purported Galaxy S8 back and chassis colors tipped


We have been tipped by none other than reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities that the Galaxy S8 may come in no less than seven colors for the glass chassis - gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid, and pink - and now a picture has emerged from a serial leakster in the Chinese blogosphere depicting six of those hues, with only the matte black option missing. The contour of the phone in the picture indeed resembles the leaked press renders of the Galaxy S8, but the leakster account also throws in the back of the phone, which we haven't had much chance to see so far. 

If this picture of the Galaxy S8 rear holds water, it will indeed be with an elliptical finger scanner on the back, and the front logo will be moved to the rear cover, too. Samsung apparently thinks that this placement of the finger scanner is where your index finger would naturally land when stretched while you hold the phone with one hand, and it has a point. 

In addition, the elliptical shape helps save space, according to the schematic below, as it still encompasses your pointy finger, while a rectangular one would keep a lot of inactive area. Just two weeks left to the official March 29th announcement of the S8, so we'll see if the rumored color schemes and finger scanner placement pan out soon enough.




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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)

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22 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Matte black please... Unless a red color mysteriously makes it way to the masses...

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

G6 has stole its thunder!

6. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I doubt it, since you're so obsessed with S8 that you find the need to bring up the G6 on every S8's article. And isn't funny that the same troll that keeps mentioning how much he loves the G6 and will pick up one once released, is also the same guy that bash Android on every iOS or Android article. Frankly, you're math doesn't quite match up

15. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You mean the 30.000 sales of the G6 stole Samsungs thunder eh. Good one.

18. willard12 unregistered

I think Samsung in fine with it stealing its thunder as long as they don't steal their SD 835s.

3. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Look stunning!!!!! Now i just need to know when i can buy it!

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I would rather wait for Note 8... Fingerprint sensor at the screen.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If it does have dual cameras like the other article is talking about then the FPS won't be on the back. It just may be under the screen .

7. Medoohd

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2017

Nice colors

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Bring it on! Gold for me!

9. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I take blue colors.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Very identical to G6 thus no WOW factor here. Colors are hideous except that black color.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Identical how?

16. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The leaks of the S8 were out earlier than the design of the G6 The design of the S8 outdated the design of the G6 even before its release.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Pearl black same as S7 edge 128gb color.

13. kerginaldo17 unregistered

An orchid for me, please.

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

if the leaks are real, the sensors will destroy the looks of gs8 excpt the black one.

17. mikehunta727 unregistered

Why no Emerald Green man wtf.... That color looked so dam stunning on the S6 Edge. Sigh

22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I know, there's no reason to have a Pink and Purple Variation. Especially with the Blue being more of a feminine shade.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Coral Blue for me, baby!

20. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If the front looks like that it looks sick.

21. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

"In addition, the elliptical shape helps save space, according to the schematic below, as it still encompasses your pointy finger, while a rectangular one would keep a lot of inactive area. " I have no opinion on the fingerprint sensor one way or the other--I never use it-- but this statement is utter nonsense.

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