Seven new pictures of the Galaxy S8 in glossy black leak out


Back when reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities tipped that the Galaxy S8 may come in no less than seven colors for the glass chassis - gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid, and pink - we were wondering if the "bright" black means something glossy and akin to the Jet Black piano lacquer finish of the iPhone 7

Well, with no less than seven new pictures of this shiny black Galaxy S8 leaked out, we'd have to say it's pretty similar, if that thing makes it into a retail unit, and is not just a prototype.

Since the phone is not powered, we can only see a black slab with curved display sides and corners, the Samsung logo on the back, a camera lens with adjacent flash and heart rate sensor, as well as the finger scanner on the other side of the camera. That coincides with most of the credible pics or renders we've seen so far of the Galaxy S8, so there is every chance that glossy black chassis lovers will have their wish fulfilled with the S8.

source: Weibo via AH

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69 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It's cool how you can't tell where the screen begins or end's, but one thing I never really liked was how the fingerprint sensors on most phone have different reflective surfaces and hence colour to the rest of the phone. Look's alright though

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even cooler when it use always-on-screen.. it will be like numbers floating in void-like deep black :D

16. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

The logo looks pretty ugly tbh

21. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You are more ugly as we expected. Pot calling kettle black.

22. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

uglier than*

24. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

You're ugly you social climber.

35. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

lol..rekt

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? The logo is the same a sit is on all Samsung phones. Gosh you are so immature for a girly man. More like an insecure dweeb!

2. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Hope it doesnt scratch easily....

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It wont because Samsung doesn't paint their phones. IN fact I don't think Samsung has ever used paint on their phones. Their poly-carbonate phones use pigments in the material. Not a painted surface. The S6's or S7's weren't paint either, but use a thing layer of colored material under the glass. But you'd know this if you'd ever owned a Samsung phone!

60. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

What about the GS3 blue model that some ppl reported chipping of the back over around the camera? Was that not painted on?

3. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

How hard can it be to make a matte version!?

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4314; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Pretty difficult when you're dealing with glass and common sense.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LMAO, oh nice reply there. Common sense isn't common... though.

31. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Glass can be made matte using Hydrogen Flouride. The process is called etching of glass.

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it isn't. Because Samsung doesn't paint their phoens. They use a colored film under the glass. So making it matte would be easy actually. Just use a matte film for the color and the sides would just be the natural aluminum color! Like it was on the Note 7, S7, and S6's.

14. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I will throw my bank account to samsung for this, but then again, i heard they are actually making one. God, if only this is true.

56. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Rumor is, they're going to. If they don't, buy a skin. Not hard at all.

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You can't tell where the screen begins or ends. Finally! I have been waiting for this for so long. Black bars begone.

8. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And also the front branding is gone :D

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not really... There will certainly be a front branding at the bottom bezel, as seen in some leaked photos.

23. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hope not

27. cmdacos

Posts: 4314; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I think you will see front branding in North America and Europe for sure.

29. KRPT55

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

Evleaks specifically said that the bottom bezel will be too thin for any branding and it'll definitely only have branding at the back regardless of model or region

30. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Carriers: Challenge accepted.

34. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Verizon is on the back of my S7..... but for some reason the carrier and company branding doesn't really bother me

39. TerryTerius unregistered

Never bothered me either. I don't really get why some people are so upset by that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

42. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It makes phones look tacky IMO. Like they are trying too hard to be noticed. That's personal preference though, and I imagine most people find that "OCD" level AtD annoying.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Same here.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because they just want to complain. It draws attention. But it could be, because VZW really made theirs overly gross and big in the old days. The latest phone designs simply prevent this.

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