Jan 07, 2017 09:00 AM EST
Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Photo: No Home Button, Almost No Bezels; Reported April Release [VIDEO]
The Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked photo surfaced on a Korean website revealing no home button to achieve an end-to-end display where the bezels are almost gone. Moreover, the design changes have reportedly pushed back the expected release during the Mobile World Congress in February to April 18.
A new leak appeared on SamMobile reportedly referring to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a new design. The leaked photo reveals what have been previously reported as elaborated below.
Samsung Galaxy S8 New Design
The leak reveals that the bezels are almost gone in the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, GSM Arena has learned. To make way for an end-to-end display, the home button will have to be removed.
In lieu of the home button is a full screen mode that will activate the navigation keys. Moreover, the fingerprint sensor could have been relocated at the back or more likely, embedded under the glass.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release
The new design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could mean longer production time, which now pushes the release date not during the MWC 2017, but on April 18.
Samsung will have a separate event in New York in March to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8, but release to the U.S. market will still be a month later, iDigital Times reported. This particular timetable in releasing a flagship phone actually has a precedent with the S6 on Apr. 10, S5 on Apr. 11 and the S4 on Apr. 27.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is perhaps the most widely rumored, leaked and talked about phone, indicating that interest remains high on the South Korean's latest flagship phone. The leak remains unconfirmed with SamMobile questioning the product as possibly "a photoshop wizardry."
Moreover, a leak in October indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a dual-lens camera, no home button and enables a 3D effect with its end-to-end screen, the Daily Mail has learned. Sources also say the Samsung has upgraded its Application Process, which is directly linked to the device's brain.
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