Is this really the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8?
A new leaked photo uploaded to Chinese social network Weibo claims to be a picture of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. If the device in the image is legit, it’s the world’s first look at Samsung’s first flagship effort since the Galaxy Note 7 saga but, while there’s a small chance it might be real, that’s probably not the case.
The image, first brought to our attention by SamMobile, appears to confirm a few of the design rumors we’ve heard thus far. Most noticeably, the bottom bezel of the phone’s front ditches a physical home button (likely in favor of virtual controls embedded into the display), clearing out space for a nearly all-screen front design. The curved edges Samsung fans know and love are in full force as well.
Other than the obvious features on the phone’s front, this leak doesn’t give any more insight into what might be included in the S8, like a 4K screen and dual rear camera setup, or what might have been left out, like the headphone jack.
But it’s fairly unlikely that this is a real-life, Samsung-produced prototype. It’s just a picture. With no mysterious sources spilling specs, it’s even harder to take this leak as anything more than just a quick design mockup of what someone thinks the Galaxy 8 might end up looking like.
As always, we’ll remain skeptical until definite confirmation when the Galaxy S8 debuts. But even when that will happen is in question now. Common knowledge held that it would be shared at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona in February, but now SamMobile reports that sources claim a separate event will be held for the unveiling in New York City on April 18.