Samsung Galaxy S8 Renders Show Off Rumored Design Decisions

BY Evan Selleck

Published 1 Feb 2017

Near the end of March, Samsung is expected to show off its next flagship smartphone, the oft-rumored Galaxy S8.

Recently, a report surfaced that not only allegedly dropped a ton of information regarding that handset’s specifications, but also reportedly showed the handset out in the wild. Now, CNET Korea is reporting on a set of renders that it has put together of the Galaxy S8, based on information gathered from an anonymous source that has apparently seen the real device.

All-in-all, the renders seem to line up with the previous rumors, showing a handset that will drop the physical keys altogether for a bigger display area. We get a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, and the fingerprint reader will indeed be on the back of the handset this time around — positioned up near the camera.

The renders also show off a physical button below the volume rocker that is more than likely meant to activate the Bixby digital personal assistant, Samsung’s artificial intelligence (AI) answer to Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri.

Finally, and perhaps most noteworthy, is the fact that these renders indicate that the Galaxy S8, which is rumored to feature a curved edge display, won’t have a curved screen as big as in previous devices like the Galaxy S7 edge. This curved display doesn’t go over the side of the handset all the way. The bezels are thin, though.

What do you think of the renders and the rumored design?

[via CNET Korea]