New image reveals Samsung Galaxy S8′s on-screen button

We came across the yet unreleased Secure Folder app for Android 7.0-powered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and the app teased the Galaxy S8′s design. Samsung is said to be ditching physical navigation keys on its Galaxy smartphones for the first time, starting with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Today, a new image (possible of the Galaxy S8) has surfaced the Internet, showcasing the on-screen button of the device.

Thanks to the new image, we can now know the design of the on-screen buttons on the Galaxy S8. There seems to be a dedicated area at the bottom portion of the display for the navigation buttons, and the design is different from that used in stock Android. The back button is on the right side, opposite to what Google and most other smartphone manufacturers use, so it would be easier for long-time Galaxy users to adapt to the on-screen buttons on the Galaxy S8.

We should keep in mind that the image might not necessarily be legitimate, so take it with a pinch of salt. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced on March 29, and go on sale sometime in April this year. Both the variants of the Galaxy S8 might feature curved Super AMOLED displays, on-screen navigation buttons, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port.

 Thanks to the new image, we can now know the design of the on-screen buttons on the Galaxy S8. There seems to be a dedicated area at the bottom portion of the display for the navigation buttons, and the design is different from that used in stock Android. The back button is on the left side, opposite to what Google and most other smartphone manufacturers use, so it would be easier for long-time Galaxy users to adapt to the on-screen buttons on the Galaxy S8.  We should keep in mind that the image might not necessarily be legitimate, so take it with a pinch of salt. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced on March 29, and go on sale sometime in April this year. Both the variants of the Galaxy S8 might feature curved Super AMOLED displays, on-screen navigation buttons, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port.

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ldoubleg05
2 months 8 days ago

Did anyone catch the last episode of 24: legacy last night? The Samsung phone they were using had what it looked like a finger print scanner right under the camera. S8?

KiwiBird97
2 months 8 days ago

The Galaxy Camera had on screen buttons too, with the Back button placed on the right side.

Jack Smith
2 months 8 days ago

Drives me nuts that Samsung puts the back button on the right. The other is Samsung trying to force me to create an account. I already have my Google account why on earth would ever want another account?

The S7 is what I am carrying and incredible hardware but I would never get another Samsung Android product. Maybe me starting with Nexus spoiled me but there is little doubt in my mind that the Pixel will be my next phone.

Monica Hutchinson
2 months 8 days ago

The reason they ask you to make an account is to help you back up your stuff better. Yes we can back up some things to google, BUT by having a Samsung account you control what you backup AND what to take back. Its Samsung cloud. It gives you more control over your phone. Most other phones dont give you back your text messages and things like that. Ive change my phone every year, and still have text messages and call logs and things from over 2 years ago. Having a Samsung Galaxy phone really is like having 2 platforms. You get Android base and Samsung base. By the times most other Androids get some features, weve been had them.without a Samsung account you aren’t getting the full benefit of your phone. The Samsung account and Google work together really well. I love mine. You also get Samsung + which can help troubleshoot your phone, you can video chat samsung cust svc if need be, and it will give you tips about your specific phone. You really should try it before you knock it.

Tylar28
2 months 8 days ago

I love the capacitive buttons and home button on the bottom like they are currently, but now they just seem to be following LG if i wanted the button layout they’re rumored to have I’d go to lg or nexus

Sugit Pupillam
2 months 8 days ago

The only good thing about onscreen buttons (to me) is that they are better ergonomically for your thumb as far as stretching it all the way down to the bottom and then having to depress the button. As a power user, I loved the capacitive keys on my old HTC phones so much more for that reason. I really hate having to tap or swipe the screen on my Nexus 6P to bring up the OSBs. If you are a casual user, you probably won’t even use it enough to notice.

michael doidge
2 months 8 days ago

I’m not a fan of on screen buttons , but it’s not a deal breaker , it’s just painful waiting for this thing , bring it on Sammy .

AZritkodude
2 months 8 days ago

On screen buttons? LG has been doing this for years. I much prefer it actually.

billywongwashere
2 months 8 days ago

Additional images from gsmarena with views on it side ect… The phone looks very big and fat. Definitely not pocket friendly

Looks like a s7e who are a lot of pies

The curve on the phone doesn’t look as nice as the squared off ones on the note 7

robahoy
2 months 8 days ago

That’s the same.e screen on s7 edge when you open the edge screen

gtone339
2 months 8 days ago

Lovin the aesthetics!!

Asaduzzaman Abir
2 months 8 days ago

Someone also please leak the stock wallpaper of S8 :P

Asaduzzaman Abir
2 months 8 days ago

This is what I was waiting for!

cavagsam
2 months 8 days ago

The phone looks nice,
But when does people start to see that edge is only design nothing more,
As we see in the photo there are always a problem with the reflection with the light in the edges, at the sun is worse.
Is never better than a flat screen.

Monica Hutchinson
2 months 8 days ago

I love my edge, and utilize it often. No, I’ve never had an issue with it at all. My Note 7 was much better but the 7edge is still great. A person can make their edge however they want. The position on screen, side of screen, and transparency of it. Or just turn off the edge. Looks much nicer than plain ole flat screen and watching movies on an edged phone is much better than one without.

MStuart
2 months 8 days ago

It’s also a usability nightmare, but hey ho. People just like the shiny apparently.

robahoy
2 months 8 days ago

Usability was better on note 7 edges vs s7efge edges..Hope it’s more like that

Asaduzzaman Abir
2 months 8 days ago

Totally agree with with you! there was no need to detach flat version!

Tajuane Daniels
2 months 8 days ago

It was not selling like the edge versrion

Govindladdha
2 months 8 days ago

Looks massive

o0MHJ0o
2 months 8 days ago

Fits nicely with the rest of the design

MStuart
2 months 8 days ago

That’s a useless argument. It’s like saying you can always buy a fucking iPhone. Or a dumbphone.

Tajuane Daniels
2 months 8 days ago

Thats why u have the mid range section…this is the smartphone- section get with it or get lost

Jadranko Pavlotić
2 months 8 days ago

No they didn’t you have A3, A5…

Jadranko Pavlotić
2 months 8 days ago

Yeah right, and pigs fly LOL

Tajuane Daniels
2 months 8 days ago

Cuz it would be like 4.7 in actual size for the s8 and 5.2 for the s8 plus

Sugit Pupillam
2 months 8 days ago

What the hell are you talking about? Samsung has had 1-handed mode since at least the Note 3. Go get a tiny iPhone if you’re too lazy to do any research on the topic.

robahoy
2 months 8 days ago

Surely a big screen on same size phone as s7 has to be bettet

2 months 8 days ago

There are people who like big phones you know….

billywongwashere
2 months 8 days ago

Fully agree for a smaller size phone with 5 inch display or even make it similar size as s7 with less width and depth

lilmoe
2 months 8 days ago

Just ignore them man. Samsung hasn’t changed the physical size the Galaxy S since the GS3. They know this, but they still want to complain, or they’re just f’ing stupid.

billywongwashere
2 months 8 days ago

Hope that is true

MStuart
2 months 8 days ago

The problem is that they’ve removed choice for those who don’t.

2 months 8 days ago

The S8 is smaller than the flat s7 with a 5.7 screen….

 
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