Samsung Galaxy S8 to be dealing away with the camera bump?


This image, posted on Chinese social network Weibo, compares camera "bumps" between the Galaxy S6, S7, and the upcoming Galaxy S8. If the image is legitimate, then the Galaxy S8 will have its camera completely flush with the body, making for a streamlined and harmonious look. However, the comparison has the Galaxy S6 camera bump wrong – it's actually 1.7mm, and the one on the Galaxy S7 measures 0.8mm. So don't be quick to accept the image as credible, because whoever made it clearly hasn't done their homework... unless we are looking at part of a leaked genuine Samsung presentation, which would be a bit awkward.

According to previously leaked dimensions, the Galaxy S8 will measure 5.51 x 2.84 x 0.28in (140.14 x 72.20 x 7.30mm), making for a thinner and shorter handset than the Galaxy S7. At the same time, Samsung is said to be fitting a larger display in the Galaxy S8, so the overall design progress could very well stretch to the camera bump as well and eliminate it.

The latest talks point towards a March 29 announcement for Samsung's new Android heavyweights – the Galaxy S8 and whatever its plus-sized companion ends up called. We probably won't have to wait until then for a proper glimpse at the handsets, as someone with good connections and a camera on them will likely spoil the surprise for everyone.

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34 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hey less bump for a bigger battery is alway welcome. I believe phone at the 9mm is optimize thick, i dont like phone getting thinner and thinner at the cost of battery, headphone jack, pro to bend etc....

34. cavanaughnick

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

English, do you speak it?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This is just nonsense! It's like saying, 2017 will be worse cause the years, 2015 and 2016 were bad. And lately I've been seeing too much of articles deleted within an hour of release on this site.

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That's why nowadays I just wait until the official reveal. All these rumors just leaf up to nonsense.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"And lately I've been seeing too much of articles deleted within an hour of release on this site" Agree with that

4. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Umm. Galaxy J series.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Galaxy A series Galaxy A7 (2015),Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2017) OR Galaxy A5 (2015),Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017)

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

7.3 cm is really thin , the s7/s7edge/note were 7.9 cm , 7.7 cm and 7.7 cm respectively ... I hope samsung can fit at least 3000 in the smaller s8

7. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I'm positive you mean mm 7+ cm will be thick like a brick ;)

17. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

The rest of the world is in metric. There's a big difference between mm and cm.

6. kinz1515

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

The image isn't related to the S Series (in this case: S5, S6, S7). - The S5 is even made of plastic, not a metallic alloy. If you look with some attention it is in fact the A Series (I would say the A5) and just shows how they have minimized the camera bump.

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So you're still posting it even when you know that it's fake?

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its not fake But its not the S Series, its the A Series Galaxy A7 (2015),Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2017) OR Galaxy A5 (2015),Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017)

9. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I actually like the small bump tho.

10. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

This isn't the S series but the 2017 A(5) series. Look at the design, which matches exactly the A5 design. And that phone does indeed have a flush camera on the back.http://www.samsung.com/de/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/galaxy-a/galaxy-a-serie-2017/images/galaxy-a5_design.jpg Color matches too.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

You're right! It's the '15 '16 and '17 A5. And PA is taking this as an S8 rumour lol.

16. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

... while claiming some others haven't done their homework. Ouch.

12. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

:D lol.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What about the battery bomb?

21. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And here's dumber

14. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The Galaxy S6 didn't have a solid single volume button; it was two separate buttons for up and down. Also, the back panel of the S6 series was flat, it didn't slope outwards along the edge like what's shown in the picture. Sounds like you guys didn't do your homework before writing this and criticizing your source for not doing their homework. ;)

15. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

whoever made this article should be fired..the fact that you call out inconsistencies between the images and the galaxy s should have told you just how wrong you are. "So don't be quick to accept the image as credible, because whoever made it clearly hasn't done their homework..." made me facepalm so hard

22. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The image is of the Galaxy A5 representing 2015. It should be painfully obvious.

23. Droidboi92

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2017

That image is galaxy A 2015, A 2016 and A 2017 from the bottom to top..

30. Deepak129

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

i second you

24. GJ...

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Im surprised PA didn't notice that these pics exactly resemble the Galaxy A series.. And indeed the 2017 A series have zero camera bump ..

25. Josseph

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

FYI The image is all about Samsung Galaxy A series and Not about S8.

26. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

lets the battery have more room to breath.. note 7 is too cramp thats why it blew up lol

27. WajTech

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2016

The image is for the A Series and not S8...

28. sedna03

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

it's not galaxy S-series you moron...it's the galaxy A-series

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