Best Look at Samsung’s Newest Flagship
Samsung was noticeably absent from Mobile World Congress, but despite not being present this year the internet has managed to catch multiple glimpses of the Korean company’s unannounced smartphone thanks to multiple leaks from our favorite leaker, Evan Blass. Today’s newest leak shows off the upcoming smartphone in all its glory though it’s tech outfit BGR that we should be thanking, and not the usual suspect.
The new leak pretty much exposes the entire body of the Galaxy S8, which shows off the large, 5.8-inch display that dominates the front of the phone. The front of the phone is almost all screen, save for the sliver of material on the top and bottom of the device. The screen also curves to the sides, which confirms the fact that both the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch panels will have curved displays.
More Screen, Less Bezels
We also know that the screen will be similar to LG’s recently launched flagship, the G6, with rounded edges but not having the odd aspect ratio of 18:9. This allows for the bezels on its forehead and chin to be extremely thin.
Thanks to the leak, we also know how the buttons are laid out. Gone is the familiar button layout we’ve come to know and love from Samsung, the home button embedded with the fingerprint scanner and the navigation keys on both sides. This is replaced by on-screen navigation keys, which we’re not used to seeing on a device from the Korean brand.
On the right side, you’ll find the power button and the volume rocker, while the left side has another button that seems to be the dedicated button for Samsung’s virtual assistant — Bixby.
The Headphone Jack Stays
On the bottom, there’s the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm jack, which people thought Samsung was ditching ala Apple. Thank God they didn’t!
Under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S8, you’ve got Samsung’s homegrown Exynos processor. There’s a bit of confusion as to what Samsung hoarded the Snapdragon 835 for, and just to clear things up a bit, the western release of the S8 and S8+ will ship with the SoC from Qualcomm.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are due to be announced at the end of March and we’re really excited to see how the new flagship from the Korean brand fairs in light of the promises they made because of the failed Samsung Galaxy Note 7.