Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus seen together with soft Home button

The leaks keep coming in and we’re bound to see more in the days leading up to the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus next month. A leaked image has surfaced online which shows the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus side-by-side and reiterates what we’ve heard so many times in the past, that the Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch display and its bigger sibling will tout a massive 6.2-inch display. We can also see the soft Home button in this image.

It has been reported time and again that Samsung is going to ditch the Home button for the Galaxy S8. Photos leaked recently show that it’s going to have soft buttons instead. Even though it’s going to be a software-based button it will offer similar functionality compared to a physical Home button so that there’s not much of a learning curve for users.

The button will be a part of Always On Display on the Galaxy S8 so it will always remain available. That’s kind of a big deal. We hear that pressing down on it with a bit of pressure is going to wake up the display and that even double tapping the software button is going to launch the camera app much like double pressing the Home button does the same on the Galaxy S7 and other Samsung handsets.

This is obviously going to reduce the learning curve for users who will be picking up a device without a physical Home button for the very first time. It’s small things like this which will make it easier for them to adjust.


Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve seen a number of renders surface online allegedly highlighting the design of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus — and now we’re feasting our eyes upon the clearest ones yet, together with a 360-degree video, which further showcases the design of both handsets.

These latest renders, however, aren’t from a disreputable source. They come courtesy of @OnLeaks, one of the most reliable ‘serial leakers’ in the game. It’s worth noting, though, that they’re merely renders based on information we’ve heard in the past — so they should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt.


Closely tying in with previous computer-generated imagery, this latest set show off two devices with a glass-and-metal sandwich design. Both units appear to feature an iris scanner, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (positioned next to the camera).

One of the biggest differences between the Galaxy S8 and its predecessor is rumored to be its button arrangement. Aside from the lack of navigation keys on the front, the power button has been moved from the right to the left of the device. There’s also an additional button on the right, which is presumed to be for Bixby.


For those unaware, the Galaxy S8 is believed to sport a 5.7/5.8-inch display, while  – as its name suggests — the Galaxy S8 Plus is expected to pack a larger 6.1/6.2-inch screen. Both will be dual-edge curved Super AMOLED panels, similar to the ones that ship on board the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge.

Other alleged specifications include an Exynos 8895/Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear-facing camera, an 8-megapixel selfie shooter and a 3,250mAh (Galaxy S8)/3,600mAh (Galaxy S8 Plus) non-removable battery.

You can check out the short 360-degree clip and the rest of the renders below:


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