Major leak seemingly reveals the real Samsung Galaxy S8, rear fingerprint scanner included


Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy S8 family of smartphones in March or April. While we've already presented many leaked images and details related to the upcoming device(s), it appears that we can now take a look at the very first photo that's showing a real Galaxy S8.

The photo comes from Venture Beat and Evan Blass (aka @evleaks - famous for revealing, over the years, many new smartphones before being officially announced).

Reportedly, Samsung will release two versions of the Galaxy S8: one with a 5.8-inch screen, and one with a 6.2-inch screen. Both displays will be slightly curved at the edges, as seen on the Galaxy S7 edge and S6 edge. It's said that the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 packs a 3000 mAh battery, while the 6.2-inch model has a 3500 mAh one. The handsets should feature 4 GB of RAM and at least 64 GB of expandable storage space. In the US, the Galaxy S8 family will almost certainly be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor.

Surprisingly, it looks like the Galaxy S8 features a fingerprint scanner on the rear, next to its main camera. That's because Samsung decided to eliminate its trademark home button that's housed on the front of older flagships. A previous rumor had it that the fingerprint sensor would be embedded into the display, but that's not the case. 

Apparently, the absence of a physical home button allowed Samsung to increase the screen-to-body ratio to 83% - this means that the new handsets are significantly smaller than regular 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch phones. 

A USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headset jack are situated at the bottom of the Galaxy S8. Dust- and water-resistance are, unsurprisingly, also on board.

It's not clear if the Galaxy S8 seen above is the 5.8-inch, or the 6.2-inch model. In any case, the two phones should have the same design, and Venture Beat reports that they're expected to go on sale on April 21. We're looking forward to seeing if Samsung confirms all this in the coming months.

source: Venture Beat

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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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132 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Am I the only one that see's a Micro-USB port and not Type-C as stated in the article? Anyways, that's a terribly inconvenient place to put a fingerprint scanner if indeed true.

3. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

52. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Optical illusion because the curved sides of the dispositive.

58. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Optical illusion? I'm holding my S7 Edge right up next to the photo, and it is the same exact charging port, just facing the opposite way.

92. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You say stereo speakers but this image in no way shows a second speaker next to the headphone jack.

93. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I thought the exact same thing.

100. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

When a smartphone has dual grilles on the bottom, it is always fro symmetry. A speaker will be behind one and the other will be either an oversized mic inlet or plainly there for symmetry. Two speakers on the bottom of a smartphone, with all of the other componentry that requires the interior space, would not be able to fit unless the smartphone's bottom was elongated a considerable amount so the bottom of the motherboard/separate daughterboard could fit above it. I highly doubt that the S8 has stereo speakers just based on the TINY top bezel, since only an earpiece-sized unit would be able to fit in such a way that the sound of a voice call can be emitted through the grille, which is therefore extremely high up on the frame. Actually, stereo speakers here could essentially be ruled out since this device is not only packing the normal array of sensors, but also an Iris scanner, which takes up about as much, maybe slightly less space inside the phone as the front facing camera does.

113. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The photo above does not show dual grilles (with speakers) on the bottom, yet the article is stating that it does.

102. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

lol. true

106. RKNY2203

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

The second speaker will be on the top

114. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Here is the quote from this article talking about the bottom of the phone - "A USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headset jack are situated at the bottom of the Galaxy S8, flanked by stereo speakers" This suggests that the stereo speakers are on the bottom beside the headset jack and the usb port. Thats what flanked means. I'm just pointing out the mistake. Whether there will be a second speaker or where it will be placed - time will tell...

112. MRmogo

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I saw in another leak ;) that the second speaker is on the top, the same like on the ipad pro (instead of four here we will have two) i think this one is fake as I can't have a micro USB

119. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Fakest of fake photoshop attempt . Front S7 edge and back note 5 with photoshop . Can't believe this . Not even 1% convincing

8. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Ya it doesn't look real. The USB-C port should be symmetrically rounded, not irregularly shaped like the Micro USB port. Also the fingerprint scanner doesn't look proportionate from the perspective. It looks like its off.

10. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Sorry, but that does *not* look like an old Micro USB Port. You are not viewing it head-on. It will be a Type-C, as stated in the article.

33. middlehead

Posts: 449; Member since: May 12, 2014

It looks exactly like the microUSB on my silver S7, just upside down.

127. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

We know it will but this picture seems fake. Just a doctored s7e image.

21. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Btw, whats up with that kebab foil paper colour variants. Give us some colour variants that dont shame owners.

78. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

111. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Owners will appear to hold a kebab or a yufka in their hands, not a 1000usd smarphone.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its look clearly like a micro usb and not type-c. Also fingerprint scanner at the back and not centered? fake as hell.

77. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

26. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Terribly inconvenient? No, if this leak is to be believed that would be an outright Fail. It all but guarantees the camera lens will always have some kind of fingerprint mark on it.

43. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Jeez, people... It's an optical illusion because the bottom is rounded. It's definitely USB-C.

48. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I'm pretty sure an optical illusion. If you zoom in and look closer at both of them it looks like a c port.

79. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's the silver edge above the port. Cover it up, and you will see it matches the other picture of the phone screen up. It is indeed USB Type-C.

91. Nopers unregistered

That's not the problem, if you look carefully at the back the logo says SAMSUNS. Idk about this leak and as you said, the fingerprint scanner placement is awful.

120. icr8du

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Very incovenient if true, but most likely not

130. maverickc0214

Posts: 8; Member since: May 05, 2016

this leak is fake

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

The fingerprint at the back next to the camera seems so awkwardly placed.

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