After an alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 press render was leaked by Evan Blass, a slew of other images of the same phone have emerged with claims to the real deal.
The phone is still a full month away before it is launched at an Unpacked event on March 29, but with each passing day, we keep on getting more and more images of this Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. After Blass, the latest images come from BGR and it seems the person who took them had quite an awesome time with the phone.
Careful enough not to reveal their identity, the tipster gives us the clearest look yet at the beautiful and curvaceous design of the Galaxy S8. The images further give out the amazing looks of the rounded corners of the huge Super AMOLED display screen. If you ever saw the Galaxy Note 7, you’ll notice some similarities in the design language. The same glass and metal are used, with the latter used to join the two back and front glass panels. To ensure that there is no easy breaking of these glass panels, Samsung Galaxy S8 will use Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology, but this doesn’t make the device indestructible.
The rounded body of the Galaxy Note 7 made one-handed usage of the phone such an easy task despite its huge 5.7-inch screen. With the images confirming that the design overhaul of the incoming Galaxy S8, one-handed use should get even better due to its compact nature. Apparently, the S8 will not have a much bigger form factor compared to the S7, but it will ship with a larger 5.8-inch screen.
Samsung has finally made the switch to virtual navigation keys like those you see on the Google Pixel and Huawei P9, for instance. There’s also an extra button on the side, a button that is said to be dedicated to Bixby AI assistant. The 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, and the speaker have taken their positions on the bottom bezel, facing down, while you can find the microSD card slot on the opposite end.
As for the specs, previous leaks have indicated that the S8 and S8+ will share internal specs, just like it has been in the past with other S series variants. The only major difference here will be the screen size, with the former coming in with a 5.8-inch panel while the latter will debut an even larger 6.2-inch panel.