Real-life photo of a Galaxy S8 case leaked, let's analyze it!
by Preslav Kateliev / Jan 17, 2017, 9:07 AM
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.
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!
- 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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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!
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:22 AM 3
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Actually there is a cutout for the flash, it's right about the camera lens.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:26 AM 5
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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...
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 3:59 PM 1
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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
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:32 AM 2
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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
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 10:02 AM 4
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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. http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/arti
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 1:50 PM 1
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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??
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:23 AM 3
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'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
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:40 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 2:14 PM 1
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Samsung manager said last week in twitter ' dont believe case makers '
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:30 AM 5
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