Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks again, this time in press render form


Days after Samsung confirmed that it will show off the Galaxy S8 on March 29, the rumor mill is some showing off of its own.

A new image of the Galaxy S8 has surfaced. It’s a press render of the GS8 that’s been leaked by Evan Blass and appears to confirm many of the device’s rumored features, including a tall display that appears to have curved sides and rounded corners.

Also shown in this leak is a set of sensors above the screen, likely including a front-facing camera and iris scanner, and buttons on the side for volume, power/lock, and what may be a shortcut for Samsung’s new Bixby assistant.

Finally, there’s the feature that’s missing in this photo: the home button that’s been present on previous Galaxy S flagships. The fingerprint reader that used to be in the home button is rumored to be on the back of the Galaxy S8, to the right of its rear camera.

The rumored specs for the Galaxy S8 include a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (with a 6.2-inch screen for the Galaxy S8+), 12-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 3000mAh battery. Samsung is expected to include Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 processor, too.

Nothing is official until Samsung says it is, but the Galaxy S8 is looking to be a big redesign for the company. Not only does is it rumored that Samsung is abandoning the home button that it’s used on many of its other Galaxy smartphones and adopting on-screen navigation buttons, but we’re also expecting a fingerprint reader to the right of the rear camera rather than below it like on many other devices, rounded display corners, and the lack of a flat-screen Galaxy S flagship. We’ll have to wait and see if these changes come together to form a good phone, but it will be interesting to see all of these features in action.

Source: @evleaks

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  • George Salcedo

    Damn, this looks like a big miss so far. Fingerprint scanner placement seems odd and the screen size is huge.

    • Jesse Wilson

      People will get over it just like the iphone 7….

    • MattPortland

      The screen is huge. The phone is about the same size as the S7 Edge.

    • CousinSkeeta

      Actually its not your index finger is not that far off from the fps

      • MattPortland

        People just need to complain about something.

  • Benben

    I am taking a mortgage I have to have this phone

  • Mainevent3405

    Wow it’s huge! The plus is a phablet! Looks like it’ll be my S7 edge for a bit longer.

    • MattPortland

      But because of the small bezels it’s about the same size as the S7 Edge.

    • BreakThaLawToo

      Yeah, .1 inch larger screen with half the bezels, people bitch just to bitch..

  • Jared

    Samsung! You lost me 5.8″. I was hoping these rumors weren’t true. Oh well, will stick with my S7. The rest of specs look great. I think this will hurt sales with screens this large.

    • Acdc1a

      If they managed to pack 5.8″ into a similar sized frame I guess I don’t know what your issue would be.

      • Ascertion

        I’ve read that it’ll be the same size as the GS7, in overall size (not screen size.) The reduced bezel allows the screen to be bigger without increasing the size of the phone. I’m someone that’s always disliked larger screens but this has my curiosity.

    • bkat11

      Overall the phone is smaller but with the full screen it makes it look bigger

    • Brian Richards

      5.8 is a diagonal measurement. This scren has a different ratio and no physical button on the front, so a larger diagonal number does not equal a bigger phone.

      Go how large a 19″ 4:3 monitor or old school tv is compared to a 19″ 16:9 monitor.

      It’s really a shame that diaganols are used to describe screen sizes since most people don’t seem to understand that comparing a diagonal between two screens with different ratios is completely useless. It’s like comparing apples to oranges.

  • mikkej2k

    There are plenty of smaller options as far as phones. It’s great to see larger screens as an option on mainstream phones in the US.

  • MattPortland

    Hurry up April.

  • rex2745

    This guy is slow on updates there’s video of the galaxy s8 all over YouTube all this information leaked like 3 weeks ago

    • MattPortland

      Lol this is the official press photo of the phone that was just leaked yesterday.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    That battery is significantly smaller than the equivalent LG G6. It’ll be interesting to see battery life comparisons on the two.

    • MattPortland

      AMOLED and the SD835 will be more power efficient than IPS and the 821.

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        AMOLED being more efficient depends on the content being displayed. The SD835 being more efficient depends on the code being optimized for it. So again, it will be interesting to see the comparisons.

    • Chris

      Is it???? PASS

  • Philip

    No physical button ??? Are you serious?

    • MattPortland

      I’m pretty sure they’re serious.

  • Luis Hotdaddy Vasquez

    Meh! Too late dude! I know far more recent news about the S8 from other sources who publish it in a timely manner.

    • MattPortland


  • mreveryphone

    Beauty and the Beast!! This will be the phone to beat for the first half of 2017…

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    A surpisingly large number of apps use white backgrounds and have no night or AMOLED mode. :)

  • Scott

    Nice phone, but will be waiting for a few months for the +$1,000 price tag to come down.

    • MattPortland

      Official pricing hasn’t been released.

  • Daniel Darnell

    Will this one also come with the exploding feature?

  • mavricxx

    It’s true though

    • MattPortland

      No, it’s not true. The S series didn’t have the same issues the Note 7 did. Regardless, it’s a stupid, overused “joke.”

  • mavricxx

    Not getting another Samsung until they bring back the removable battery sorry. Until then, LG or whatever else has one.