We may now have our first alleged look at Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as info on its potential release date. Here are the details.
With the Galaxy Note 7 debacle still very much fresh in the memory, Samsung is getting ready to launch its next flagship device, the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S7 was a hugely popular smartphone, making the S8’s job even more difficult. Rumors have been flying around for a while now, and two new leaks may have given us our most pertinent information as to the Galaxy S8’s design and release date yet.
Kicking things off with the design first of all, a new leak claims to show a photo of the unannounced smartphone. The Galaxy S8 is said to feature a revolutionary design, and while the photo does show some design changes, we’re not sure they warrant the tag of revolutionary. From the photo, it would appear the new phone will nix the home button that Samsung smartphone users are so familiar with, and with rumors that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the rear of the device, this does all make a bit of sense.
The removal of the button appears to have allowed the top and bottom bezels to be made smaller, though we do hope that doesn’t mean the capacitive Menu and Back buttons are gone, too. Overall though, if you think of a Galaxy S7 Edge with no buttons, then that’s pretty much what this photo shows.
The second leak surrounds the device’s release date. Previous rumors have had a launch penciled in for March, but the newest rumor is that April 18th will be the big day. We’ve heard murmurings that the device won’t go into mass production until March, which does lend credence to this new release date rumor.
As we draw nearer to March, we expect to hear more concrete news on what the Galaxy S8 will be and when it will arrive, but what we do know right now is that we can’t wait to see it.
With Apple’s iPhone celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and a new design expected for that device, 2017 could be a good year for the smartphone fan.
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