Galaxy S8 Signup Page Shows How Much the Phone’s Actual Screen Will Cover the Device
It looks like Samsung itself wants us to know that its Galaxy S8 will be based on a complete design overhaul and is expected to be nothing like its predecessors. While this is just another leak, it is originating from Samsung’s signup page and shows what else we can expect from the smartphone as far as its display goes.
Galaxy S8 Signup Page Leak Shows Top and Bottom Part of Phone Covered With Metal, Rest Is All Display up Front
The leak comes again from none other than Evan Blass himself and the illustration of the signup page is very similar to the announcement page of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3. The image that you can see below highlights one of the key changes that the company will be making in its Galaxy S8 as well as for future devices. The screen-to-body-ratio has significantly been increased but the sad thing about this revelation is that Samsung isn’t going to retaining a flat display model for any of its Galaxy S8 models.
In other words, what this means is that you will have to pay a premium for each model and might not be able to grip it properly either. In more than one way, the curved edge display ends up becoming a novelty since I know several people in possession of the Galaxy S7 edge and have not taken advantage of the curved display. So why do lots of people carry such devices? It is because Samsung has cleverly increased the screen size while upping the battery capacity at the same time.
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 a fingerprint reader that is expected to be present right next to it. The fingerprint reader should also have a click functionality, and you will be able to summon the company’s own developed virtual assistant known as Bixby through this click feature.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 24, 2017
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.