Render of a U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 makes an appearance

Tipster Evan Blass' previous leaks of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets were apparently international models. We come to that conclusion after Blass disseminated a tweet this morning showing another Galaxy S8 render in black. This time, the serial leaker came right out and called it a U.S. version of the phone. The only change we can see is the addition of the Galaxy S8 logo on the back of the device.

To see the biggest difference between the stateside Galaxy S8 and the overseas variant requires that you have X-ray vision. That is because the international model of the phone is powered by the Exynos 8895 chipset, which contains an octa-core CPU. The U.S. version has the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, also containing an octa-core CPU.

Because of the sharply reduced size of the top and bottom bezel, Samsung has removed all "badging" from the front of the phone. This clean look has received praise from some potential Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy S8+) buyers across the globe.

Don't forget to circle your calendar on March 29th, which will be the date when Samsung officially introduces its new flagship handsets. And you should check in with us often since we are now at the stage when leaks and rumors start pouring out of the woodwork.

source: @evleaks

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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)
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)

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12 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Sexy redefined

2. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

This thing better have flawless palm/accidental touch rejection or it's gonna be a nightmare to use.

3. SamsungIsLife

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 19, 2017

Yup...

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The S7 edge has flawless palm rejection already, so there is no reason the S8 won't have an even better one.

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Let's not act like there hasn't been regression in some areas from time to time

12. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Sorry, but that's untrue since plenty of people have made mention of this. Many suggest using a case for the edge variant sole purpose of placating this issue. Judging by s8, the issue could be worse if anything according to the schematics, the curve is more abrupt in addition to a tinier or non-existant side bezel vs. the s7 edge. So in essence, when you're normally griping the phone by it's side, you're touching the screen already since the screen has a smoother transition to side frame than before.... But we shall see.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not sure. Heard some people complain about the S7 Edge. Hopefully they bring a good piece of tech. There is plenty of time to get this one right. No odd finger print scanner.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Well we know it isn't a Verizon or AT&T variant, because the Samsung logo is there. It hasn't been removed and replaced with an ugly carrier tramp stamp.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My account is ready!

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This thing better not explode on hands or burn down houses just like Note 7 did.....LOL

10. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Shut the hell up already

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love the magic trick that has the phone shrink when you flip it over to see the back. I wonder if that makes it more pocket friendly? What a cool feature! :)

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