This is the Galaxy S8!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,571
    Likes Received:
    2,085
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,204
    [​IMG]

    Over the past few days there have been several Galaxy S8 leaks. We have seen a press render and even a few blurry wobbly videos of the device. Today BGR posted a very clean photo of the device. In this device we can clearly see the nearly bezeless display, the curved corners of the screen, the all new on screen nav buttons, and the fresh UI of the phone. You can also see the curved edges on the front and back similar to the design language of the Note 7. The metal frame that wraps around the body is also rounded. We also see an extra button on the right edge of the phone which could be used to activate Samsung's personal assistant. Overall this phone is looking quite sleek. What do you think?

    via BGR
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Wow. I used Samsung devices for 3 phones in a row and liked them, but swore them off for a return to the stock Android experience. I won't be looking for a new phone when this one drops, but if I was, it'd be at the very top of the list.

    I like the look of the LG G6, but I feel like this one offers a similar look that's a bit more sleek. The lack of side bezels is one thing, but the lack of chin and forehead is refreshing!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. kixfan

    kixfan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2014
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Northern NY
    Ratings:
    +171
    Current Phone Model:
    LG V10 on AT&T.
    Twitter:
    kixfan
    Not a fan of Samsung but I must admit that is a nice looking phone. Not ready to give up my V10 yet but if I was I would strongly consider this.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. badtoy1986

    badtoy1986 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +44
    looks nice, not a fan of Samsung UI though...

    Anyone else notice that it has a volume rocker and power button presumably on the same side... and then another power sized button on the other side of the device? Wonder what that is for.
     
  5. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Aborting to the OP, it may be a dedicated button to access Samsung's ai assistant.

    Sent from my Pixel XL
     
  6. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    893
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,029
    good looking phone. only problem i see is people will be long pressing screen all the time when holding it due to curved screen.
     
  7. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I think they've proved by now with all of their other edge devices that that's not an issue. Or at least that it's easily remedied with some smart coding.

    Sent from my Pixel XL
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. grunt0300

    grunt0300 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Nokomis, Florida
    Ratings:
    +161
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge, Nexus 6P
    I'm down for it.:p
     
  9. Smith 001

    Smith 001 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    406
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Ratings:
    +408
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung s7 edge
    Where is the homebutton? The three icons below are just like mine phone's three button?
    Where is the fingerprint reader?
    Bezel Less display is very nice and the round metal frame ... But I still love the design of s7 edge.
    Although it doesn't disappoint me, it does underwhelm me.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. EyeOWA

    EyeOWA Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +128
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 4
    Removed the home button to make more screen room. Fingerprint reader is on the back.
     
  11. droidprincess

    droidprincess Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,463
    Likes Received:
    3,857
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    La Grange, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,092
    Current Phone Model:
    Iphone 7 Plus
    Twitter:
    droidprincesstx
    It's not a bad looking phone


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  12. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    Hmm guess rounded displays are going to be the new thing. Looks pretty good to me, but don't think I'll be upgrading
     
    • Like Like x 1
Search tags for this page

galaxy s8 forums