Three new images depicting what's said to be the Galaxy S8 and its screen protector have surfaced online earlier this week. The real life pictures of the device originated from a Twitter user going by the nickname "Ice universe," but the source didn't clarify on whether the images are meant to depict the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus, a larger variant of Samsung's upcoming Android flagship. Regardless, the newly uncovered images show a black version of Samsung's next high-end smartphone but don't reveal anything that previous leaks haven't already suggested.
The images indicate that the Galaxy S8 will be a rather slim device that looks somewhat taller than its competitors, features a curved screen, and ships without a physical home button. While the screen of the device depicted in the images below isn't powered on, previously uncovered renders and images, as well as recent reports and common sense suggest that the Galaxy S8 will feature on-screen buttons for navigation. The screen protector shown in the final image is cut in a way that doesn't obscure the camera and the iris scanner of the device that the Galaxy S8 is rumored to inherit from the discontinued Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's first smartphone that featured an iris scanner. Finally, the leaks show a physical button located on the left side of the device, immediately under its volume controls. Latest reports suggest that the button in question will be used to activate Bixby, Samsung's new voiced-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that's supposed to debut on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Most industry insiders suggest that the Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.7-inch or a 5.8-inch screen, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will sport a 6.2-inch one. The actual display sizes of both devices are expected to be somewhat smaller due to the fact that Samsung's 2017 flagship duo is said to feature rounded display corners. Furthermore, the handsets are expected to be powered by the Exynos 8895 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip in certain territories, as well as 4GB of RAM. The base model of both variants is also said to sport 64GB of internal storage. The Seoul-based consumer electronics manufacturer already confirmed it will announce its next-generation flagship on March 29 while previous rumors indicate that the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will hit the market in the second half of April.