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-t
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch today at the Samsung Unpacked event at 4pm.
The highly-anticipated smartphone has been subject to a slew of leaks during the last few months, and now a final few alleged details about the Galaxy S8 have appeared online ahead of the launch event.
The latest detailed look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes courtesy of Slashleaks user Dimitri12 who posted a few shots of the phone in the wild on Instagram.
However, the paparazzi shots were later deleted from the Facebook-owned photo sharing website.
Fortunately, the photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 were saved and shared by a number of other users.
Although we have already seen a number of leaked renders of the device, this shot truly shows the compact scale of the smartphone.
The Galaxy S8 is widely-tipped to arrive with an impressive 5.8-inch Quad HD display, while still maintaining the same footprint as the Galaxy S7.
There is also expected to be a 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED display model, marketed as the Galaxy S8 Plus.
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The most recent Galaxy S8 leak showcases the impressive edge-to-edge screen
Both of these display sizes are larger than the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung appears to have dropped all physical buttons from the front of the device in a clever ploy to keep the overall size of the device small enough to use one-handed – despite the increased display size.
With the physical buttons gone from the Galaxy S8 range, navigation will now be handled by software buttons included at the bottom of the display.
Samsung has redesigned the stock on-screen navigation buttons that ship with Google Android.
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This design makes the new phone manageable in one handed – despite the phablet-sized screen
The company has dropped the circle, square and triangle used in stock Android as the Home Button, Multi-Tasking and Back button.
As yet unconfirmed reports have suggested the Galaxy S8 could have a pressure-sensitive OLED screen, mimicking the pressure sensitive technology pioneered in the iPhone 6S.
The upcoming device is also rumoured to sport an iris scanner, IP68 water and dust resistant design, as well as 64GB of expandable memory.
Qi wireless charging, contactless transactions via Samsung Pay and additional security features from Samsung Knox will also be included.
Battery life could also see a huge boost with the latest in the Galaxy S range.
Samsung will unveil its next smartphone on March 29th at 4pm in London and New York
Some rumours online point to the Galaxy S8 being a staggering 20 per cent more energy efficient than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.
In our tests, the Samsung Galaxy S7 was no slouch when it came to battery life.
These power efficiency improvements are thanks to the latest Snapdragon 835 processor.
The new Qualcomm chip is the company’s most powerful to date and should guarantee a buttery-smooth user experience for users.
The Snapdragon 835 is also the slimmest chip the company has ever made and will be much more efficient than previous generations meaning you should never see a drop in performance.
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Some of the colours set to debut with the Galaxy S8 have also leaked online
Reliable leakster Evan Blass has published the alleged pricing of the Galaxy S8.
According to the reliable tipster, the flagship phone will set you back €799 for the basic S8, roughly £692, and the entry-level S8+ will cost €899, roughly £778.
That’s more expensive than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which went on-sale for £639 with 32GB of internal storage.
We'll find out for sure this afternoon.
Express.co.uk will be at the latest Samsung Unpacked Event, and will bring you the latest news about the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and any other announcements, as it breaks.
The press event will be live-streamed on Samsung.com, for those who want to tune in.