The countdown to the official Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked event has now begun, with the press conference set to be held on the 29th of this month in New York City.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has been in the rumors for long periods now and prepare for more of these rumors and leaks as the launch date nears. While we’ve seen a lot of the phone, be it image renders, concept videos, specs leaks and so on, but it is the latest image that gives us a clear view of what this phone will look like.
The leaked image only gives us a view of the front part. Here, we can confirm that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will indeed have no physical buttons for navigation and going back to the home screen. Previously, these buttons were mounted on the bottom bezel of the phone, but due to the size of this bezel on the Galaxy S8, there’s no room to accommodate them. This comes as a result of a complete design overhaul, where there’s a new edge-to-edge screen that is meant to house the home and navigation buttons.
The physical home button previously housed a fingerprint scanner, but this feature will be moving to the back panel. The image also reveals the presence of another thin top bezel where you’ll find a selfie shooter, proximity sensors as well as an iris scanner. The buttons on the sides remain unchanged, with the power button featuring on the right while the volume rockers are on the left. However, there’s a third button on the left, just below the volume rockers and if previous reports are to be believed, this will be meant for summoning the Bixby AI assistant.
I think this is what you've been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017
The overall design of the leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 is sleek, with curved edges that match the curves on the edges of the screen. The display screen also looks huge, probably the 5.8-inch panel that has been mooted for the base model, although the Galaxy S8+ is expected to come with a larger 6.2-inch panel.
As noted, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 on March 29, with the official release date to follow a few weeks later. Meanwhile, keep following us and we’ll update you on each development of the phone ahead of its launch.