Chinese Galaxy S8 Knockoff Emerges Online In New Images

Several images of a Chinese Galaxy S8 knockoff have emerged online on Tuesday. The device in question is depicted in four real-life pictures and a single GIF, all of which can be seen in the gallery below. The handset is obviously trying to replicate the rumored design of the Galaxy S8 that's said to sport extremely thin top and bottom bezels. It does so in a manner that's less than stellar, as evidenced by the newly uncovered images. The alignment of its front sensors isn't perfect, the bezels seemingly aren't any thinner to those featured on the Galaxy S7 Edge, and the rear camera looks extremely oversized. While this Chinese knockoff is missing a physical home button that the actual device is also said to be scrapping, it replaces it with a Samsung logo that seemingly isn't even properly centered. Furthermore, the fake Galaxy S8 is missing a dedicated button for Samsung's artificial intelligence (AI) assistant Bixby and generally doesn't look similar to virtually every possibly legitimate Galaxy S8 leak that has been uncovered so far.

There's no word on what kind of hardware this obvious knockoff is sporting, but the real thing is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 system-on-chip (SoC) in certain territories, as well as 4GB of RAM. The base model of the Galaxy S8 is said to ship with 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Recent rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 will boast a 5.7-inch screen while the Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a 6.2-inch one, though their actual screen sizes will likely be a bit smaller once rounded display corners are accounted for. Despite offering more screen real estate, neither device should be significantly larger than the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge as both handsets are expected to feature an impressive screen-to-body ratio thanks to their extremely thin top and bottom bezels.

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will almost certainly run some version of Android Nougat and are expected to ship with the aforementioned voice-enabled digital assistant. Samsung previously confirmed it will unveil its next-generation flagship on March 29, so more information on the device is bound to follow soon.

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