Galaxy S8 render by Ghostek shows new design changes

The Galaxy S8 will make a Spring 2017 arrival on the world market, no doubt, but interested buyers are ready to get an idea of what to expect so as to prepare themselves for the good and bad about the handset. The first leak of what could be the Galaxy S8 was supplied at the famous Chinese social site Weibo, showing no physical or on-screen navigation keys, along with “SAMSUNG” branding at the bottom with thin bezels. We were skeptical at the time (and still are), though a new Galaxy S8 render by casemaker Ghostek seems to confirm some of the suspicions of the Weibo photo.

The new render by Ghostek shows the Galaxy S8 placed inside Ghostek’s Atomic 3 Waterproof Case. There is no SAMSUNG branding at the top, as is the case with Samsung Galaxy smartphones of the past and present. The branding has been moved to the bottom bezel of the handset, where the physical home button once stood. We’ve heard again and again that Samsung will remove the physical home button in the next Galaxy, that the physical button will be eliminated for an “all-screen front.”

The Galaxy S8 in the Ghostek render maintains the dual-edge display with curves on both sides, which goes along with Samsung’s new design language that will eliminate flat screens (though industry analysts think this move is too soon for success). There is no fingerprint sensor on the back, either, which may indicate that Samsung doesn’t intend to push forward with the back-mounted fingerprint sensor that exists on handsets such as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, LG V20, among others.

galaxy s8 render ghostek

Next, the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power/Standby buttons are all placed on the left side, which is yet another drastic design change from the normal Samsung Galaxy smartphone button layout where the Volume Up and Down buttons are on the left side, the Power/Standby button on the right. On the back of the handset lies only a camera – no flash or heart rate monitor, a layout that has been present on Samsung “Galaxies” since the Galaxy S5 in 2014. Though we don’t get to see the top and bottom portions of the handset, Samsung’s push for wireless in-ear headphones doesn’t bode well for the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Ghostek render, if accurate, reminds us that some claims are verified and some are still in question. And regardless of what design changes lie ahead, Samsung is still hiding the best about the Galaxy S8 for April 18th.


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4 days 22 hours ago

Ghostek may well have made their renders from the unsubstantiated original renders on Weibo. It doesn’t really strengthen the case (no pun intended) that the phone will look like this. So I agree with your skepticism Deidre! It will be nice if it is something like this though!

5 days 5 hours ago

First off all the flash be the ring around the camera called smart glow. Second, if you’ve been reading multiple articles you would see that there are possibly building the phone with an embedded fingerprint scanner. Third they will do all they can to make this screen bigger with less bulk, and i believe add the 3.5 millimetre jack and combine it for a digital audio jack to give hi-fi sound unlike apple with the Iphone. They didnt have much of an additional reason than removing heft. The aperture will also be able to pull in more light than ever with this camera @s a f/0 aperture. They definetly wont be dropping it from being water proof. Also that extra button on the left side may be for bixby which is a enhanced A.I. over siri and Pixel. These are my predictions☺

5 days 6 hours ago

Wow it’s amazing to me how worked up you guys get over these fake ass pictures. What ,just last week that gold fake was the one now this

5 days 7 hours ago

This is fake, for sure. First of all there is no Iris scanner. Next the front camera is too small, it won’t be a better front camera in this small size. If Samsung is going to introduce stereo speakers, the earpice is way too small for that. Smart Glow? I don’t think that Samsung will introduce smart glow on their flagships, ’cause I dont except that it will perform better than a True Tone like dual LED. Also the Waterproofnes of the S8 will be there, since Apple started to produce waterproof iPhones. This would be a huge downgrade. Don’t except a Galaxy S8 like this! Samsung will push out their best ever this year, with major improvements.

5 days 7 hours ago

I think that the flash is around the camera lens and the lock button is still on the right of the device the extra button we see in this pocture is the extra button for the bixby assistant there was rumours about

5 days 7 hours ago

I hate it when people called it Samsung S1-8 without “Galaxy”. It shows that people who called it this way used to be iPhone fans or lack of professionalism.

5 days 9 hours ago

Maybe the flash is the smartglow?

5 days 10 hours ago

So where is the Flash? Looks like I’ll be changing my allegiance from Samsung to someone else this April. The Headphone Jack is a must for me, and I really like the position of the buttons on one side would be another negative, it annoys me no end when I use a phone with the volume rocker and power button on one side, it’s unnatural and feels clunky. I will miss the OLED screen but it’s a sacrifice i’ll make for a headphone jack.

We all know Apple got rid of the Headphone Jack to force consumers to buy overpriced licensed headphones, what is Samsung going to benefit from this? slightly more waterproof phones?

5 days 6 hours ago

This is a fake so don’t get your panties all in fix . Just last week that gold phone that everyone was showing was supposed to be the one …..not …and not this fake ether

5 days 9 hours ago

Samsung filed for a patent last year for flash within the outside of the camera lens. Look carefully, looks like it’s what will be implemented

5 days 10 hours ago

If there is a waterproof case for the galaxy s8 that means the galaxy s8 will not include waterproof

5 days 11 hours ago

Cmon guys this is such a poorly done render.
And do people still think case manufacturers know secrets no one else knows? Really?

This doesn’t tell us how the galaxy s8 phone will look. It’s fake, and a render based on rumors. (a poorly done render for that matter)

5 days 11 hours ago

Just talked to ceo of samsung
They said
1. Flash wont be there as phone as aperture of f/0.1 so it can take better low light photos even without flash
2. To promote iris scanner, we discontinued finger scanner
3. We could have place speaker instead of that samsung logo on front, but we will skip it to note 8
4. We integrated heart rate sensor on gear s3 / s4 so you may not need it on the smartphone
5. Main speaker is on the right side thats why we placed power button on the left
( No ir blaster and no flat varient confirmed )
6. Android N with samsung experience version 8.1

4 days 16 hours ago

Well, I hope the CEO of Samsung told you that the S8 will include a sarcasm detector, because apparently, you caught some who might need one :p

5 days 7 hours ago

You got to be the dumba** of 2017. Typical troll ,no one isn’t gonna talk to your simple behind definitely not the CEO/President so please move on with this fake story. This is for real Samsung enthusiasts

5 days 10 hours ago


5 days 11 hours ago

Who are you kidding? Lol or you’ve been very gullible. A camera flash is mandatory because people use it in the dark too as a torch. The render doesn’t show the Iris scanner or the LED notification light, how does one use Samsung Pay when it’s used using the fingerprint scanner.

5 days 12 hours ago

All could be. New fingerprint reader on the font, on the logo, but, where is the flash? Ok, not heart rate, but the flash is ‘necessary’.