The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones for the year, and that would be an understatement. Of course, people would also be looking forward to the Apple iPhone 8, which would be something special as well considering how it will mark the 10th anniversary of the device. Well, the latest exclusive leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 by BGR has certainly caught the attention of many, while confirming the aggressive design approach of Samsung.
It is still one more month before the Samsung Galaxy S8 hits the market, and we are quite sure that security surrounding the Galaxy S8 would be extremely tight. Hence, we are rather surprised to see a full frontal image of the Samsung Galaxy S8 make an appearance, making this one of the clearest visuals of the upcoming Samsung flagship device to date.
That particular leaked image that you see above has also been “confirmed” in a sense by serial leakster Evan Blass, who goes by the handle @evleaks on Twitter. Blass has had far more hits than misses in the past, and this particular leak points to the front press image of what would most probably be the Samsung Galaxy S8 -- with 12.23 as the time while carrying a March 29 date. Is that a clue as to the official availability of the handset? We can only speculate for now until something official comes out from the South Korean conglomerate.
I think this is what you've been waiting for.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017
The leaked image by Blass certainly jives with all of the leaks that we have seen so far, and it also fits with the other video images as well as press invites that Samsung has distributed electronically so far. There are minimal bezels on both right and left hand sides of the display, although it has not quite achieved levels of it being an edge-to-edge display at the moment, it might just be slowly but surely making its way there in the future. In other words, this is a phone that lays the foundation for its successor, and does it well. As for the top and bottom bezels, those are also smaller than before, while making the screen larger in size because there is no need for a physical home button to be there any more.
However, there are three physical buttons in total -- and no prizes for guessing that these are most probably the power button, camera shutter, and a volume rocker. Here is a quick question -- how many buttons do you think a smartphone is able to have at the bare minimum? Perhaps we will arrive at the day when only the power button is there, while another idea might be to use the fingerprint recognition sensor to power on or turn off said handset.
Not only that, we do know that Samsung would like to enter the digital AI game, and they have a whole lot of lost ground to cover compared to Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana. Perhaps that last button is reserved for calling up Bixby, Samsung’s very own digital AI.