Although Samsung’s next big announcement is just a few days away, leaks are still surrounding the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Evan Blass, the popular tipster today shared yet another render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and unlike the previous leaked images this picture looks a bit premium. Blass on his twitter account wrote,” I think this is what you’ve been waiting for.”
I think this is what you’ve been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017
The new image reveals a device with minimal bezels on the front with curved edges. The rendered image also features an extra hardware button on the left side that might presumably be used to launch Samsung’s new virtual assistant dubbed as ‘Bixby’. The render confirms that the Galaxy S8 won’t come with a physical home button. The lock screen appears to host a tab on the right side, a feature that was seen on Samsung’s Galaxy Edge lineup that allowed users for easy access to shortcuts.
The tipster earlier revealed a comprehensive specification sheet of the flagship’s bigger variant-Samsung Galaxy S8+. According to him, the Galaxy S8+ will sport a 6.2-inch QHD+ display, while the Galaxy S8 model will come with a 5.8-inch display. Reports also claim that the upcoming Galaxy S8 series might come with IP68 water and dust resistant and wireless charging support. The new smartphones are also expected to feature iris-scanner, a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The next-generation flagship will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest System-on-Chip (SoC), Snapdragon 835 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage alongside.
The South Korean tech giant’s new smartphones are expected to be wrapped off by the end of this month on March 29. The company is said to unveil the Galaxy S8 series at an event in New York followed by its release on April 21.