If this is what the phone will look like when official, the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be regarded as one of the most beautiful devices ever.
Video of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 renders
A joint report from OnLeaks and GearIndia reveals what the Galaxy S8 should look like when launched later this year. The renders, which mean this isn’t a leak of the actual device, are based on previous leaks of everything we know (or think we know) so far.
It seems like we’re getting two devices, measuring at 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches for the display. Both, of course, will have Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution and be of the Super AMOLED variety. While the smaller model will go by the obvious name, Samsung is allegedly switching the larger model’s name to the Galaxy S8 Plus. Why? The Edge branding is going away since the curved display is a standard feature on both models.
The video of the renders also shows a USB Type-C port and auxiliary port on the bottom, no physical home button on the front, and a dedicated button for Samsung’s new virtual assistant. And, yes, the renders are still putting the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.
Expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy S8 this spring with April 21 being a rumored global release date. While this gives the LG a jump on getting the G6 out beforehand, Samsung wants to give its brand time to relax after the Galaxy Note 7 scandal that only came to an end a few weeks ago. The Galaxy S8 will have a ton of weight on its shoulders since it’s effectively the first major device from the company since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in early 2016.