Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is expected to be revealed at the Galaxy UNPACKED 2017 event on 29 March, starting at 11 am (US) EDT.
Check it at http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/
There is much speculation about the new Samsung Galaxy S8, but more revealing than most, is this image from an advertisement for an, “Olixar Ultra-Thin Case - 100% Clear”. Judging from the name of the case & the image, this is essentially how the phone looks without a case.
Samsung Galaxy S8 in Olixar Ultra-Thin Case - 100% Clear
Credit: Olixar/Samsung/Mobile Fun
It supports two of the most popular rumours about the S8 – no physical home button, & a fingerprint sensor on the back.
More detail at http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/olixar-ultra-thin-samsung-galaxy-s8-case-100-clear-p62870.htm
Samsung Galaxy S8
Screen is rumoured to be 5.8" (6.2" for the S8 Plus). This won't make the phone as big as you might first think. Notice a few things in the image above:
● screen is edge-to-edge – no bezel at the sides
● the top & bottom bezels are small – in part due to the absence of a home button
Taken together, this makes for a smaller phone than a 5.8" screen would suggest. Comparing with the Samsung s7, as quoted by GSMArena:
S7 dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)1
Update 30 March – GSMArena have updated the dimensions of the S8
S8 dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)2
This makes the S8 6.5 mm taller & 1.5 mm narrower than the S7.
On these numbers, S8 buyers will get a Galaxy Note size screen in a Galaxy S size phone.
C|net – “Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything we know about Samsung's 2017 rebound phone, launching March 29”
GSMArena – “Samsung Galaxy S8”
Trusted Reviews – “Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs, rumours, & price explained”
Forbes – “Galaxy S8 Release Date Revealed By Samsung?” https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/02/23/galaxy-s8-release-date-and-price/#12be23c94b7a
1 GSMArena: “Samsung Galaxy S7”, http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s7-7821.php
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