Working Galaxy S8 pops up in a new video


A supposed working Galaxy S8 has popped up as a star in a new short video, briefly showcasing the front, home screen and back of the device. The whole package jibes with everything we've seen and heard about the upcoming Samsung flagship, so it seems pretty legit - there are the minimal top and bottom bezels, the rounded corners, the face recognition cameras up top, and the finger scanner on the back. 

As far as software goes, the purported S8 here seems to sport the new interface that is said to come with it, and the navigational back, home and menu buttons whose iconography we've already seen a few times before. 

The clip is pretty short, and doesn't really showcase anything new for the initiated, just the whole Galaxy S8 in a working condition. It could be a prototype, or some engineering or rep sample unit, but it gives you a pretty good general idea about how one of the black versions of the phone could look and behave, do you like what you are seeing so far?

source: /Leaks

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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)

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39 Comments

2. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

It looks weirdly stretched out. Not a fan at all. Hope Apple gets this one right.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Like how they did with the iPhone Plus models? lol Good Luck with that!

45. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It's actually a clever way to make a big phone feel small enough for one hand. Try writing with one hand on an iPhone plus model, the nexus phones or anything else with a huge bezel on a 16:9 display. Your thumb gets to stretch _a lot_, doesn't it?

50. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

When you're not used to anything good.. You say: "It looks weirdly stretched out. Not a fan at all"

3. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I might be crazy, but i would like a little more bezel to hold, and it looks a little weird. Better have a case and a sceen P.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It's a shame if it doesn't come with DT2W.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do you need it?

40. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why not? It's effective especially for that phone that tall (the power button is like in the upper half of the device), absence of the physical home button and a rear FPS (idk if it works like a power/wake button), dt2w is needed. Many Android OEMs use it, theres no really disadvantages to it. Or we'll just wait for Apple to implement it first for Samsung to copy it. Works everytime.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1855; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Too freaking tall...

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8 is shorter than that Note 7. I think they look taller because its even slimmer than the S7 edge. Waiting on that 7" smartphone. I think we are past the stage of smartphone comfort size. I think the Note 8 only major selling point will be a 4K QLED display.

5. kumar1234 unregistered

Looks really weird. 2:1 radio display is stupid. Blue Coral Note 7 was the best looking Samsung phone. This phone looks like a cheap you compared to note 7.

6. kumar1234 unregistered

* cheap toy. Damn you autocorrect.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

and why is it stupid? you remove the top and the bottom bezels leaving more space for a 2:1 display. i mean you called oleds stupid when apple is using it so....?

18. kumar1234 unregistered

You are drunk. Go home.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

and you cant count past 4. go count.

20. kumar1234 unregistered

That's the drunken talk alright. Stupid drunk need a good beat up to get sober. Want me to help you out?

27. Papa_Ji

Posts: 829; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Everything is toy for kids....

30. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The green of the S6 was the only color that wasn't black that looked good.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It doesn't look cheaper than the Note 7. It just doesn't look as good as the Note 7.

11. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Is it a coincidence that all of the PA trolls have Avatars that look like retards?

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. They were all inbred!

12. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

People laughed and doubted the first Galaxy Note. They said it was too big and nobody wanted to use a phone that big. The screen was 5.2 inch. Now look at the present. Large screen phone is the norm. Galaxy Note series is at the top of smartphone food chain. Tall, stretched, edgeless screen may looks weird now. But it may be the new standard in the next years.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks nice... The bar has been raised again by Samsung...

15. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Hmmmm....That guy holding it seems to be struggling to use the FPS left handed. He couldn't even power on the phone. /s

16. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Toooo shiny! Matte finish would be better.

22. pupkin

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

That looks slick!

24. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Contrary to rumors, the fingerprint marks remain on the glass back.

25. rsiders

Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

All these leaks and I don't even remember when the official reveal date is.

29. VasiliS7

Posts: 199; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

8 day from now

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Where you at Tyrion. As you can see the whole display is being used, even with the onscreen buttons. So now you can drop your lame assessment...lol

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