SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 looks set to get a release date as early as next month, March 29 at a major event in New York but a new leaked image may have already revealed all about this latest smartphone from Samsung 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. 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 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. Although Samsung aren’t showing off their new flagship many other manufacturers, including LG, will be revealing all their latest phone.