Rumours continue to build around Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and while we’ve probably heard it all from 4K displays to bezel-less designs, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. New Galaxy S8 images have just surfaced, and this time around we’re looking at real life images of Samsung’s upcoming flagship, well, alleged Galaxy S8 images.
Only a day after a handful of renders depicting the Galaxy S8 in black surfaced, an actual photo of the phone in a gold color was posted to China’s Weibo service, offering a head-on view of the display and chassis.
The alleged real life photo of the Galaxy S8 (below) is very much in line with earlier renders (above) and shows just a Samsung logo at the bottom on a near bezel-less design. The first thing you’ll notice here is that the physical home button is missing, and there’s no home button below the display at all, and interestingly enough, on-screen buttons are not present here either. It is possible they’re hidden but.. why?
The top bezel only has enough room for the ear speaker and camera. The display also has the rounded edges we’ve come to expect from previous Galaxy Edge models and this seems to be the gold-colored variant of the device. The physical power / lock key is visible on the right-hand side of this smartphone, and the same can be said for the volume rocker keys which are placed on the left.
In between the reflective gold bezels is the powered-on display, likely the same size as or close to the Galaxy S7’s, showing a handful of specs and settings info. The UI of this smartphone seems to be in Chinese, and a recent rumour said that the company is already testing the device in China, so this could be the model that is being tested in Asia at the moment.
Samsung’s next is currently rumoured to feature support for the S-pen and come with 3D touch like features to enrich the on-screen navigation bar experience.
As for the launch dates, industry insiders suggest that the D-day is April 18 which is quite late compared to the releases of previous flagships. For comparison Galaxy S7/S7 Edge was released last year on March 11. This information arrives from Korea.