Samsung Galaxy S8 new render comes from case maker Ghostek


It's becoming increasingly hard to tell which of these leaked renders of the Galaxy S8 are legit, as part of the design shown in these images is no different than the current Samsung flagships.

We were told by industry sources in the last couple of months that Samsung plans to overhaul the Galaxy S lineup's design. The Galaxy S8 would be the first to benefit from this complete redesign, so we're expecting something different than what we got used to.

The latest image of the Samsung Galaxy S8 edge comes from case maker Ghostek. The image might be more accurate than the usual concept images made by some designers, since case makers usually receive information about upcoming smartphones much earlier so they prepare their accessories.

The Atomic 3 waterproof case that covers the alleged Galaxy S8 leaves a few details out in the open. Such as the single lens camera and the lack of a Home button on the front side.

The dual-edge curved display is shown in full glory, but we didn't noticed anything out of the ordinary. The back side doesn't feature a fingerprint sensor as previous reports suggest, but rumor has it Samsung will include one under the display, which is why it's not visible in the image.

The LED flash on the back side is not visible either, which is a bit worrisome since that element is very useful to case makers, which must streamline their accessories according to the specs received from smartphone companies.

Obviously, the Galaxy S8 will include LED flash for the main camera, but the lack of it might weigh heavily on the legitimacy of the image.

source: Weibo via BGR

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  • 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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  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Well there looks to be enough room in that case cutout for a dual vertical camera setup per the rumors.

16. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's fake. Design is based on a concept that was published in 2016 -> http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/238361-image/A-concept-to-admire-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-edge.jpg

25. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

It also wouldn't be the first time that protective case manufacturers got it wrong. The teardrop shape iPhone 5? Case companies spent a lot of money making cases that were based upon unfounded guesses.

2. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I hope Samsung Galaxy S8 will be better than Apple iPhone 7s/8.

3. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

There's no real "better" anymore. It's all pretty much preference as far as I can tell nowadays.

4. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Between Samsung and Apple anyways.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Exactly! Sadly Apple and Samsung priests (like Klinton and Mxy) will never understand.

23. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

ya... i disagree

13. datagrab

Posts: 50; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

If iPhones have android OS in them, then samsung's is definitely better. Otherwise, can't compare which one's better. Compare Android phones to other android phones then there's more contrast.

22. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

oh you know it will. Sammy leads the pack while everyone continues to jump on apples slong

5. shield

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ugly :D

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Not uglier than the iphone7

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it could also be a light ring around the camera instead of a separate flash.

7. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Buttons on the left side? Why?

24. monoke

Posts: 1196; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yeah never understood the iphone-like buttons on left. Feels more natural to me to click with my thumb. Of course, this pertains to right handed users.

9. torr310

Posts: 1694; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Did not see any LED flash lights. What's the real usage of the dual curved screens? Give me a flat screen and I can save another $100 for accessories!

12. willard12 unregistered

I'm sure that if you really, really, try hard enough you can probably find yourself a phone with a flat screen. And, if your opinion on the usage of dual curved screens is broadly shared, consumers will simply ignore the S8.

10. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

No home button! Great!

11. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

If make this phone without flashlight make believe for the best low light camera. I hate the flashlight it is ruining the photos .

14. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

I hate cases, makes a phone look ridiculous and totally defeat the purpose for the devices being shatter, water proof etc

15. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Fake.

17. kerginaldo17 unregistered

I hope it don't come with dual camera

18. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

No dual camera! Yes! Dual camera is such a gimmick. What portrait mode? I could even do that with my note 4, stop the dual camera gimmick please. Even DSLRs dont have any dual camera gimmicks in them, what makes people think that dual camera set up is any better? Total gimmick.

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no need LED on back low light feature on s8 going to wow us.

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Wheres the bezels?!?!?!?!?!?!

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Frankly, looks worse than the Note 7 and even S7 Edge IMO. Also not liking the power button on the left (presuming it actually is a power button and not an additional shortcut button), and I much prefer physical home/back/multitasking buttons than onscreen ones...

27. tokuzumi

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That's a horrible looking case, but the phone looks nice. S7 Edge style.

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