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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

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
KiwiBird97

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

Jack Smith

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

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.… Read more »

Tylar28
Tylar28

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

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

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

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

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

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

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

gtone339
gtone339

Lovin the aesthetics!!

Asaduzzaman Abir
Asaduzzaman Abir

Someone also please leak the stock wallpaper of S8 😛

Asaduzzaman Abir
Asaduzzaman Abir

This is what I was waiting for!

cavagsam
cavagsam

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.

Asaduzzaman Abir
Asaduzzaman Abir

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

Tajuane Daniels

It was not selling like the edge versrion

MStuart
MStuart

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

robahoy

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

Monica Hutchinson

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.

Govindladdha
Govindladdha

Looks massive

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

I would welcome a homebutton like on the iPhone 7, ’cause I think a phone with an homebutton looks more elegant, but the rest of this phone looks amazing.
I still worry about the burn in on AMOLED-Screens with that on-screen-buttons. I already got a burn in of my status bar on my S7 edge after 2-3 months of usage.
But anyway I am going to buy the Galaxy S8+!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

How can you have screen burn?! Unless you keep it on the highest brightness and the screen fully on ALL the time, especially just after 2-3 months. My S6 edge+ doesn’t have this problem and I have had it for 18 months now. I’ve used the night clock all night every night since the start and that shows the same thing day after day and no screen burn. You must be doing something wrong for it to last less than 4 months

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

I’m not doing something wrong. I have an average usage of about 4 hours. I just think, that some Displays become burn ins faster than other. I also had no burn ins on my S6 edge + and Galaxy S6 edge. I own my S7 edge for about 8 months, and the burn-in become even worse. Also my Keyboard is burned in. Just type in *#0*# on your “Phone” app and look at the place, where the status bar is, on the colors green and blue. Maybe You will notice it. I am so disappointed to not see any stereo… Read more »

xfrgtr

STOP LYING

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

WHY THE F* SHOULD I LIE? I GOT THAT DAMN BURN INS, I CAN SHOW YOU IF YOU WANT!!!!!!

michael doidge

Well bud, just looking at my note 4 as we speak and the screen still looks beautiful , as does the screen on my 6P , I would have no hesitation buying another AMOLED screened device and more than likely will.
If there is any slight burn in on the notification bar it makes no difference to the running of the phone .

Sugit Pupillam

If my Nexus 6P holds out, I’ll pass again on Samsung. I may have bit with stereo speakers, but Samsung is all about style over substance. They have some nerve asking around $1000 after having explosion/fire/pink line on screen/TouchWiz lag problems.

xfrgtr

STOP LYING

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Fits nicely with the rest of the design