We’ve been receiving bite-sized pieces of information about the Galaxy S8 for the past few months, with each new credible rumor and each new solid leak further enhancing our understanding of our new handset. Today we finally get a full look at the design courtesy of @evleaks himself.
Evan Blass is the most reputable leaker in the industry, and given the proximity of the S8’s release and how this new image ties together several past renders, we are rather confident this is indeed the real Galaxy S8 we are looking at. So, what do we find here? First, we see the prominent edge-to-edge curved display we expected, but this time bezels have been further shrunk through the use of rounded corners and the removal of the iconic Samsung home button. We’ve been hearing that Samsung would opt for capacitive keys for a while now, and previous CAD-based renders also showed these bezel proportions.
It’s worth noting that these rounded corners are far sharper than those coming with the recently-announced LG G6, and ultimately the Galaxy S8 does seem to sport a much higher screen-to-body ratio. We also get a hint of what TouchWiz is aiming for with this new release, with the extremely flat camera and dial shortcuts suggesting iterative refinements to Samsung’s UX. The wallpaper also showcases the Galaxy ‘S’ that’s part of the lineup’s logo. It’s also important to note the date! March 29, the date the Galaxy S8 is set to be officially unveiled. A few other notable observations include a myriad of sensors at the front (including the Iris Scanner, set to make a return) and an indentation at the bottom, seemingly confirming the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, to the left you can observe one extra key, which we presume will be a shortcut key (similar to that of the Galaxy S7 Active) pre-programmed to launch Samsung’s new AI assistant, Bixby.
This design is the clear culmination of Samsung’s latest efforts to minimize bezels and shoot for a curvy and symmetric glass body. We expect the construction to be top-notch, as usual, and we will see the phone come with the lastest specs as well — including the much-anticipated Snapdragon 835 and the newly-revealed Exynos 9 Series processor. This is set to be a huge release for Samsung, and a trial where we’ll finally get to see if consumer trust remains strong after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
We are looking forward to getting our hands on the Galaxy S8 to see what makes it tick. In the mean time, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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