Samsung officially confirmed the Galaxy S8 release date during its media event at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona this week, and though, that date cannot come soon enough now,another leak has unmasked one of the mysterious features of this next-generation flagship smartphone.
Samsung unveiled a short yet brief teaser trailer for its upcoming Galaxy S8 during a media event at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow. The short video gives us a hint at the radical redesign that has long been rumored for the next entry into the Galaxy S range.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Design: Dual-curved And Bezel-less Edge-to-Edge
However, as the technology firm fiercely tried to keep some mystery around the highly-anticipated flagship, serial leaker Evan Blass unmasked the new handset. The reliable tipster has tweeted a high-resolution image that appears to show the final design of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. Blass said, "I think this is what you've been waiting for," he posted alongside the render. As shown in the video below, the official photograph shows the long-rumoured dual-curved, edge-to-edge display. As foreseen, the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks all set to ship with an almost stunning bezel-less edge-to-edge design.
Samsung has removed all the physical buttons from the front of the phone in a nimble ploy to keep the overall size of the device small enough to use one-handed even with the increased size of the display. The Galaxy S8 is widely believed to arrive with a large 5.8-inch Quad HD display, as well as maintain the same footprint as the Galaxy S7.
A Mysterious Third Hardware Button
Moreover, ss expected, there will be a 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED display model, marketed as the Galaxy S8 Plus. For comparison, those display sizes are both bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge last year. Interestingly, according to a source, we might not see Bixby, the digital assistant created by Siri-makers Viv Labs, however, there is a mysterious third hardware button on one side of the device that'll be used to activate the assistant.