This Samsung Galaxy S8 edge concept is as stunning as they come

This Samsung Galaxy S8 edge concept is as stunning as they come
Though Samsung only recently dropped the Galaxy S7 duo, it never hurts to look ahead at what may be next. We can all dream about the kinds of design, features and specs we'd love to see in future smartphones, but few possess the nous to transform those fleeting thoughts into beautiful concepts. Designer Steel Drake, whose lofty iPhone 8 aspirations previously caught our attention, has similarly ambitious plans about what Apple's rival Samsung might come up with in the future. The result, as you'll see below, is the 'Samsung Galaxy 8', which could certainly pass as an eventual—and arguably worthy—successor to the Galaxy S7 edge

While the new S7 edge is an undeniable improvement on last year's model, Steel Drake's concept does not subscribe to the notion that incremental changes are the order of the day. It retains the edge-to-edge display that has become a trademark of Sammy's more curvaceous flagship, but rethinks the shape for a more pronounced, less rounded curve. 

Like many concepts, it arrives complete with its very own in-built projector. Such a feature would certainly add an element of Cool Factor, but in reality, it'd probably be a gimmick. After all, those wishing to beam content from their smartphones can already do so—using the likes of Google's Chromecast combined with TVs that they already have on their walls. Suffice to say, we'd still be rather impressed if a mainstream handset could truly pull this off. 

Elsewhere, the concept imagines a futuristic Charge Translator system that refuels the device over-the-air. It's like traditional wireless charging on heat, and while it's perhaps not beyond the realms of eventual possibility, we're not holding our collective breath for seeing this sort of tech any time soon. 

All told, this is a very intriguing venture into the unknown. As the months go on, we'll surely have a stronger idea of what Samsung is actually plotting for next year's round of flagship smartphones. In the meantime, though, we're more than happy to drool over these. 

Do you think this design would mark an improvement on the current S7 edge? Check out the gallery of images below, and be sure to have your say in the comments.

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50 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That would be 100% fabulous! I would buy one real quick!

29. PhoneFixer unregistered

buuutiflll capple looks so ancient when I see this!

40. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Oooooooh my God. Take my money!

2. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

That's stunning

35. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

The ugliest concept curved design. Concept design are meant to be omnibalance design. Wth is this?

37. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

is that ugly in your eyes? lol.. Please go to see doctor

39. Blitz

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 02, 2013

Its his opinion...you don't need to force your views on others.

3. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Holy crap i love it

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Still looks kinda unfinished to me.. but it's beautiful though no one can deny that

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

needs quad speakers still the concept of galaxy s4 and 5 and 6 with quad speakers and gravity ux is best

5. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Samsung's design is so sublime, the Apple product next to them gives the impression of coming from a past century. It's sad to see that Apple is no longer capable of innovating.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I wonder what samsung will do with the s8 in design after 2 years of same design language !

7. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Aside from the edges, it's beautiful. A screen that bends away from you is not good. It looks great, but text and images warp over the side. I had the S7e for two months and it drove me crazy. I just hope they make a 5.5" flat S8.

10. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I don't agree about the edges. No problem with images, text or what else. Just LOVE the edge screen. It feels and looks awesome compared to a flat screen phone.

20. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

+1 to you !! Me too hoping for a 5.5" Samsung flagship but with a flat display ..

31. HHarb98

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2016

Dude it exists. It's called the note series

8. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Take away the awful chrome and it would be perfect.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Samsung hire this guy!

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

NAH! Samsung should hire the guy that made this concept -http://media.gadgetsin.com/2015/07/the_concept_iphone_7_1.jpg

45. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

yeah i really love that desgin and hoped the iphone SE or 7 would look like that. I'd finally upgrade my 4S.

11. SumDumFuq

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

Jesus Crist!

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am a Samsung owner but I don't like it.

13. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

So hot

14. Kumar123 unregistered

The edge design makes the phone really unattractive. The back design is even worse. Not a good looking phone at all. But good thing is it's still a concept.

15. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

I agree that the edge and back look bad and cheap. But the front is pretty beautiful.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You don't like it? Wow, knock me over with a feather.

25. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Lol...why do you even other? We all know you're a samsung hater,please stop embarrassing yourself

34. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I feel pitty for Kumar. If you don't have money to buy, I will donate you some. I know iPhone lovers won't be having enough budget to try other phones as they would have already been robbed by iPhones.

16. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I can't even hold this phone without touching the screen :/

17. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

pretty nice concept

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