Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in April and, ahead of the launch, new renders of the device have been published by @Onleaks and @GearIndia.
As you can see in the 360-degree video below, we’re looking at the alleged Galaxy S8 and the more premium and larger Galaxy S8 Plus. Unlike last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, it looks like both phones sport curved displays. Additionally, the renders, presumably created with leaked schematics, also show what appears to be a front-facing iris scanner and a fingerprint reader on the back. The latter is kind of a bummer, but it aligns with the most recent leaks and suggests Samsung is no longer planning to include a fingerprint reader under the display, as earlier reports had indicated.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) February 7, 2017
Galaxy S8 offers familiar design
We also see a familiar design with the glass front and back and metal trimming along the sides. Schematics suggest the phone is a hair thinner than the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 but also just a bit thicker than the Galaxy S7 in some areas (and on a par in others.) I love the design and really dig how the phone is shaping up, particularly now that the home button is gone.
Look for these phones in April and a quick teaser at Mobile World Congress.