Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Cases Revealed by Korean Firm Gives a Closer Look at the Phone’s Lack of Bezels
Removing the physical button from both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus means that Samsung gets a lot of room to increase the screen-to-body-ratio of its flagships. A known case manufacturer by the name of Patchworks has also revealed its heavy duty cases for both devices prior to the official March announcement and the design of the flagship can readily be seen in these images.
No Dual-Camera But Dedicated Fingerprint Reader + Bixby Button Can Be Seen at the Rear Side of Galaxy S8
Patchworks has announced new durable cases for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus and in the company’s haste to announce its phone cases before the actual smartphones have been brought into the spotlight shows several differences between the upcoming models and the previous iterations (via Fonearena). Firstly, we know that Samsung isn’t going to retaining a flat display model for any of its Galaxy S8 models, meaning that you will have to pay a premium for each model and might not be able to grip it properly either.
In many cases, the curved edge display ends up becoming a novelty since hardly many people will end up taking advantage of the new features. The second thing we know is that the dual-camera configuration is not going to be present so we will have to wait for the Note7 to surprise us with that. Instead, we get a single lens and what appears to be a fingerprint reader placed right next to it. From the looks of it, the fingerprint reader will have a click functionality, and you will be able to summon the company’s own developed virtual assistant known as Bixby through the click feature.
According to the specifications sheet, Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will be using the same display tech, but ship out with a 6.2-inch panel. According to sources close to the matter, the release date of both phones is April 21, but we will still get to know the official news about that announcement during MWC 2017.