The upcoming Galaxy S8 from Samsung is probably one of the most talked-about smartphones of 2017 along with Apple’s flagship iPhone 8.
The Galaxy S8 has been covered from every possible angle, from its form factor following an exclusively “Edge” design to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor to the possibility of an updated Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
A photo leak last week showed what could be a rendering of the Galaxy S8, but the source had no proven track record and was completely an unknown entity. However, we’re not completely discounting the source.
However, a more recently leaked photo has been made available online, and this time it’s reportedly from phone case manufacturer Ghostek.
Now, we’ve seen in the past that phone case makers often get a preview of new devices so they can launch their products alongside the device itself, so this rendering is far more credible. And this is what it looks like…
One might point out that there’s no evidence of virtual navigation buttons on this rendering or the previously leaked one.
To answer that, we’d have to look at how Samsung intends to display its virtual buttons. If either of these renderings are accurate, then Samsung may well be thinking of hiding the virtual buttons when they’re not needed. That will allow them to gain even more screen space. That’s been done before, and there are also rumors of a 3D Touch kind of functionality on the new Galaxy S8.
That said, this second photo is possibly the more reliable of the two leaked photos. The validation for that comes from BGR, whose source informed them that this “render is based on actual data acquired from factories that produce Samsung phones.” BGR has not been able to verify that claim, but did say that the source was “well-positioned to know whether or not that is indeed the case.”
And there you have it. If accurate, this could be the first look at Samsung’s eagerly awaited flagship phone for 2017. The phone is due to be released in March and shipped out starting April.
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