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Galaxy S8 clear case leaks in new photo

The Galaxy S8 rumor mill has been in full swing, but things always get serious when photos start surfacing across the Web. In this case, famous VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) who confirmed the Galaxy S8+ moniker last week is back with a Galaxy S8 clear case photo that proves that the Galaxy S8 does exist apart from assuming renders and that accessories are in order for the big announcement.

The photo doesn’t tell us much that we haven’t seen already, but we do notice the Speck logo at the top right of phone back (which would likely be the top left if you’re holding the phone) along with the lack of SAMSUNG branding at the top of the phone display, matching the first photo leak from Blass three weeks ago.

Galaxy S8 Speck clear case

The fingerprint sensor remains back-mounted, perhaps intentionally so, and there is a third button on the left side of the front display (which retains the AOD) or a fourth physical button on the Galaxy S8 that is indeed the Bixby AI button renders have affirmed as of late. Additionally, the Galaxy S8 comes with a dual-curved display, a display of Samsung’s long-term panel investment that echoes Blass’s initial photo of the next Galaxy.

Blass’s leaked photo does not only confirm the Galaxy S8, but also the upcoming LG G6, that, in what is a revolutionary move for LG, does not feature a removable back cover and battery in contrast to years past. The LG G6 dual-camera combo on the backside of the phone is much improved from LG’s modular experiment last year.

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vodka76
vodka76

UAG phone case maker also published images of the S8. Both images almost look the same, except the left side next to the camera lens; the flash seems to be built/constructed differently on the Evan Blass leak as where the UAG leak is identical with the current Note 5.
Not phone related, but it would be nice if you could use the stylus on the Gear S3.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’m looking forward to the Unpacked event where Samsung says “BAZINGA! All the “leaked” renders were fake” and show off a very different design that looks amazing!

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

The pic makes the phone look way to fat

stondec
stondec

The positioning of the fingerprint scanner on the S8 is really idiotic. The camera will end up being smudged when you try to touch the ill-placed fingerprint scanner.
Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

Hoggington
Hoggington

Agreed. Worst possible spot for the fingerprint scanner. Just horrid design. Camera will be smudged up all the time. Plus…I’m guessing you’ll have to pick up your phone everytime you want to unlock it, if using fingerprint security? It’s gotta be a joke? Right? And there can’t possibly be a dedicated button just for this silly Bixby thing. That also has to be a joke, right? And no flat variant? Come on.

I really hope Sammy is just trolling people… Because I’m starting to get nervous that it’s actually going to have this design. Please. No.

Ryan Dean
Ryan Dean

Why would you just not use the Iris scanner? Fp would only be a backup option.

Ryan Dean
Ryan Dean

I’d imagine most will be using the iris scanner. It worked so well on my note 7 I never had to use the fp scanner.

Tunak
Tunak

Will the iris scanner work in the dark?

benlol98
benlol98

I tried it on my phone by imagining the fingerprint scanner is located there. In my opinion, it seems more comfortable to scan with the right forefinger and left middle finger at that location. It might very from person to person so let’s wait for the phone to unveil so then we can decide.

henriquebonofimvox
henriquebonofimvox

That Finger Print Scanner uuurrgh

Brian Adams
Brian Adams

So it looks like the s8 has 2 forward facing cameras…. that’s different.

deardevil
deardevil

the Front of the LG looks almost the Same as the Samsung. :/

charliebrown
charliebrown

I hope the bixby key will be used to take pictures too.

harinsheth
harinsheth

So, without dual cam. S8 will be epic fail !

yogesh9989
yogesh9989

Or how about Samsung bringing all or more features of a Dual Cam unit with only their Single Camera unit…the so called Bokeh effect which Apple is boasting about the iPhone7 Plus’ Dual Cam…
that’s how innovative Samsung is…& that’s why they are the pinnacle of Phone Cameras & have the Best Phone Camera in the market currently…

harinsheth
harinsheth

I showed psychological effect of dual cam feature

Our brain will always say : 2 is better then 1

So by putting 2 cameras they can get edge customers ( even if they put low end 2nd cam )

Also 6 gb ram is psychological effect that effected many users to buy op3/T

Jadranko Pavlotić
Jadranko Pavlotić

Very nice

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Honestly, I think I’ve gotten used to the back mounted FPS, it’s not great but certainly isn’t a deal breaker, especially with the front panel! Looks amazing!

Renan Caparroz
Renan Caparroz

The LG design is terrible, it makes the weird fingerprint sensor of S8 looks good…

Hoggington
Hoggington

LG’s rear scanners look way better than this. I love Samsung devices…But this has to be a joke with that scanner placement.

fdtf
fdtf

Samsung looks way more classier compared to LG

Hoggington
Hoggington

Not this time unfortunately.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Love it:-) looks like a real deal 🙂