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Galaxy S8 soft keys seen in leaked images

It has been rumored time and again that Samsung is going to ditch the home button for the Galaxy S8. This obviously leads to the question of where the buttons will be placed. Previous reports have suggested that the Galaxy S8 will have soft keys which appear as and when required. Since they’re based on software they can also adapt to different apps. Even though we’ve seen countless renders of the Galaxy S8 we’ve yet to see what those soft keys will look like.

Some leaked images received by the folks at AndroidPolice are now giving us what’s possibly our first glimpse at the Galaxy S8 soft keys. You can see that they appear just above the chin of the device which is quite slim because there’s no home button. You can also see examples of when these buttons will simply disappear, such as when the user receives an incoming call. These images even show what the back of the Galaxy S8 is going to look like and it’s pretty similar to what we’ve seen in leaked renders.

Samsung is due to launch the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus next month. The company has already said that it’s going to confirm the launch date for its next flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month.

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Willie Blanchard
Willie Blanchard

Those are not soft keys. Those are on screen keys. Come on.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

More leaks for the S8 than the S7 despite the fact Samsung stated they were going to be hush hush on it. Definitely leaking it on purpose to build suspense.

Sylv3on
Sylv3on

this is literally the most pointless change ever
its probably also gonna turn off a lot of samsung users but eh maybe samsung’ll learn their lesson that way

fdtf
fdtf

Ugh I can’t take it anymore.. I’ve always been reading comments about the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S8. Yeah, some comments make you want to wait for the next phone even more, but come on! Why are there so many negative comments? After the GS4 people were hating on the GS5 and then when Samsung changed from plastic to metal on GS6 people changed their mind because it was something different and yet they hated the fact that it wasn’t water resistant nor that there were no expanded storage option and calling it an iPhone. If you don’t believe me… Read more »

alongmann
alongmann

This is wrong on so many levels… I will keep my S7 edge.

saalgahuri
saalgahuri

If iris scanner work fast only when pucking up the phone then i don’t need the fingerprint scanner wherever it is

stondec
stondec

The iris scanner is nice but from my experience with it on my Note 7 for about 6 months, it’s no substitute for the fingerprint scanner.

fcaroll
fcaroll

Just a bit sad

M. C
M. C

I will keep my s7 edge.
Thank you.

zakmza123
zakmza123

People are going to riot if they keep the back button on the right…They also will if they move it to the left…They also will because the fingerprint scanner is on the back (wth Samsung). They better have an option to choose the softkeys layout (which side the back button is on)

stondec
stondec

They could have placed the fingerprint sensor below the camera instead of beside it.

They must have hired a congenital moron to pick the location for the fingerprint sensor.