Samsung Galaxy S8 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Sun, January 1, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 looks set to be the smartphone to beat this year. Following a swathe of rumours from the Chinese supply chain, a number of graphic designers have cooked-up high-resolution renders of what the smartphone could look like, when it launches in the UK in April 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 will get a dramatic new design, with no buttons, and an edge-to-edge display
Samsung's next generation Galaxy S8 looks set to be unveiled on March 29th at a major event in New York and it could be the firm's best smartphone to date.
This new device is rumoured to include a powerful new Qualcomm processor, a dual-curved display and upgraded front and rear cameras.
The S8 is expected to arrive in two sizes with users able to choose from a standard 5.8-inch Quad HD display or a larger 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED model called the S8 Plus.
Along with these changes to the display the S8 also looks set to ditch the physical home button and switch the fingerprint scanner to the rear of the device.
It's currently unclear how users will interact without a home button although some reports suggest it will be embedded under the display.
Now some new leaked images appear to prove many of these rumours are true.
It's never too early to start shopping for cases for your next phone(s). pic.twitter.com/pFzYtmauxv
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 18, 2017
In a tweet by renowned leaker, Evan Blass, an image of the S8 in a clear case shows the huge edge-to-edge screen.
The home button is also missing and the picture clearly depicts the security scanner on the rear of the device.
The image also shows that Samsung could be keeping its always-on display which first appeared on last year's Galaxy S7.
Although the tweet doesn't the show the base of the device it appears there is a space for a headphone port – something Apple ditched on its latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The rear camera bump also appears to have been reduced and two cameras on the front of the phone could indicate iris scanning technology.
There's no official word on when the Korean tech giant will unveil its new Galaxy S8 but it has confirmed it won't be lifting the lid at Mobile World Congress.
Samsung usually reveals all at MWC, which takes place next week, but this year it appears only a new tablet will be on show.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Although Samsung aren't showing off their new flagship many other manufacturers, including LG, will revealing all.
And to spoil LG's party, Blass has also included an image of the upcoming LG G6 alongside the Galaxy S8 in his most recent tweet.
The latest flagship smartphone from LG will be unveiled on-stage during an event this Sunday.
If the latest leaks are accurate, LG has definitively abandoned the modular design that made its previous flagship phone, the LG G5, stand out amongst the crowd.
Instead, it appears LG has prioritised industrial design for the LG G6.
The phone is expected to be made entirely from metal and glass – a departure from the leather and plastic that characterised the Korean company's previous flagship smartphones.
A dual camera can also be seen in the image along with a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device.
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