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Galaxy S8 appears in the wild once more

by Todd Haselton | February 7, 2017February 7, 2017 9:15 am PST

The Galaxy S8 is making more and more appearances as the supposed April launch month approaches. The latest is an alleged picture of the phone that appeared on Chinese social network Weibo and was picked up by SamMobile.

Unlike earlier leaks, including renders provided by @OnLeaks (below), this picture doesn’t provide a full shot of the phone. Instead, we simply see the bottom part. Still, we can gather a lot of information from that alone. The home button is gone, allowing Samsung to slim down the bottom bezel so that the screen stretches almost to the bottom (though with a noticeable gap.) You’ll also note the bottom buttons are totally gone, showing that Samsung will move to software-only buttons.

Galaxy S8 features

Also note the headphone jack, which shows that Samsung may be one of the few smartphone makers planning to keep that intact for the time being. Like the doomed Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 has a USB-C port. That should provide quick charging and fast data transfer speeds. Also, note the bottom firing speaker; I’m still holding out hope that stereo speakers are going to be included, but that might not end up happening.

I expect we’ll see plenty of additional leaks as the Galaxy S8 release nears. Check out these renders in the meantime:


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...