Real-life photo of a Galaxy S8 case leaked, let's analyze it!

Real-life photo of a Galaxy S8 case leaked, let's analyze it!
Samsung's next flagship is to be unveiled in about two to three months and, naturally, leaks, rumors, and reports about what the device is going to be are pouring in. We've seen schematics, renders, alleged pictures, and even designs of cases for a device, which we are supposed to know nothing about. But hey, that's today's world-o-leaks.

What we have today is a photo of what is allegedly a real case for the Galaxy S8. Not a schematic, and not a render. While it still doesn't give us a 100% proof that this is what the S8 will be like, it shows that the maker has some confidence in their sources, as they decided to actually start forging these.

Now, case makers usually use early rumors and, supposedly, their own leaksters within supply chains in order to be able to make their product early. Some will also receive dummy devices (just a paperweight that has the same dimensions and looks as the final product) before a phone is launched, so that they can prep their case models up. However, we can't know whether Samsung has sent these out by now or not.

The paragraph above is there just to make sure that you treat this here as a regular “rumor” or “leak”, not confirmation for the Galaxy S8's shape. Now, what do we have?

Well, no dual camera, it seems, which used to be rumored at one point or another. Also, it's worth noting that the hardware buttons — power and volume — are all on the phone's left frame. Alleged photos of the S8, which we saw earlier this month, showed a device with a power button on the right and volume keys on the left.

On to the openings on the sides, we can spot a small circular one on the bottom that looks like a 3.5 mm jack. The headphone port has been placed in the same spot on older devices as well — at the bottom, slightly offset to the left, so that's more the reason to believe that this is the opening that this case is showing us.

To the right of it, we have a narrow and long slit. One could speculate that this is for the USB Type-C port, and that may well be the case, but we can't help but notice that there's an identical opening straight across this one — at the top frame of the case. Why would we need such a cutout on the top? Maybe the phone will actually have stereo speakers and maybe that's exactly how they would be positioned? Sure, you could say the top slit is for the microSD card or SIM card drawer, but these parts of the phone are used rarely, and case makers will always cover them up, especially on a case that also covers the phone's power and volume buttons, like this one.

So, that leaves us with the final opening — a square-shaped hole to the left of the alleged 3.5 mm jack. Now, some might say that looks like an S Pen hole, but we wouldn't say that makes much sense. Yes, the S8 has been rumored to have support for the Samsung-proprietary stylus, but only as an add-on accessory. Besides, Samsung has never placed the Pen on the left side of the device — it's always docked on the right, probably due to the fact that, statistically, most users are expected to be right-handed. Also, we are still missing a port for the charger. Could this small hole be it?

Either that, or this square opening is where the speaker is actually going to be, and our theory about the thin slits being openings for stereo speakers is a dud. In that case, the bottom slit would be where the USB Type-C port resides, and the top one would be... beats us. An IR port? We doubt Samsung would go back on that decision, but who knows.

Oh well, waiting for more info to leak out!

source: MobileFun

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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)



1. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

This is Fake as F*CK! The "maker" of the case forgot the hole for the flash on the main camera. Please, how can you guys analyze this when screams fake from 10 miles away... Come on!

3. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually there is a cutout for the flash, it's right about the camera lens.

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Where would the Heart rate sensor be placed, Samsung won't abandon S Health on it's flagships

22. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well, I hope they ditch it for a dual tone flash, or hopefully a xenon + led flash combo

52. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No chance, S-Health is 100% here to stay considering how much they've updated it with the S7 Nougat Build

23. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

On the screen

47. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Who knows maybe the redesign it.. can't expect it to look the same forever.... example is the iPhone 6 most person thought the early design were wrong because the flash was a circle and didn't look like the one on the 5s...

17. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

That looks like a micro USB port rather than a cutout for the flash.

18. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's above the camera lens, not on the side trim.

21. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It would be USB-C, however the cut out is definitely on the back and that wouldn't make sense for a charging port. Definitely Not buying into this case

8. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I hate leak. I just hope Samsung fools us with some kind of ugly design rumors, on the other hands, surprises us with some exceptional design on the announcement day. It's the same day that Apple enthusiasts get melted. LOL

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Trust me in saying this, we Apple enthusiasts couldn't give less of a damn if we wanted to.

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Finally, a real, brave Apple defense force is here. LOL "we Apple enthusiasts couldn't give less of a damn if we wanted to." Yet you're still here. Apple fan is so fake. LMAO

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I was talking about your "reveal" nonsense. Never said s**t about the phone. It doesn't matter anyway, you're a bandwagon Sammy fan anyhow......nothing logical will reach those ears of yours.

19. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Aww, come on. You mad bro? Don't use slang in a tech discussion. Have some manner, dude. You know you're a definition of highly educated Apple fan. But who know what you thought or be thinking. I'd better be your fan rather than Apple fan. LOL

26. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Yet, here you are posting. You are obsessed with the S8.

30. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what did he say that made you believe he was obsessed?

41. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Of course it's fake, they are all based on a concept that was made by a fan in 2016. Journalist equal retards these days.

46. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

Ugliest design...

54. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree. The headphone jack is way too small. It looks to be the size of the metal part of the jack only, not big enough to allow for it to be inserted all the way.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Whatever the design I'm ready for it! I could care less about a headphone jack as I haven't used one in several years now... They can use that extra space for the battery so I won't have to go through recalls again... Also is the camera cutout missing the flash cutout or could it be all one cutout??

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'I could care less about a headphone jack' Why don't you stay with your iPhone, wise guy? BTW there is flash cutout above the camera cutout

38. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

When did I say that I used an iPhone in this post?

43. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Not only that, but your comment wasn't even wise? All you basically said was that you don't care if it has a headphone jack or not. But...alas, the Samsung sheep are just as bad as Apple sheep these days. Better to just ignore Klinkton. Any slight comment taken as negative will immediately be turned into you favoring an opposing company. Some of these people need to grow the hell up already.

4. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

it is Ring-Flash as you can see on meizu phone.. but this flash will surround the lens.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Samsung manager said last week in twitter ' dont believe case makers '

25. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, I never believe any of this s**t

6. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Garbage news from iphonearena!!!

7. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I believe this is the real deal, people. Mark these words.

9. Cambapo

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 24, 2015

Dunno, that little hole at the bottom seems more for a microphone to me, not for the 3.5mm port, and the hole next to it seems more like a 3.5mm opening, but so, how would you charge it?

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