Leak: Galaxy S8 Dummy Gets Compared To The iPhone 6

March 20, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus dummy units leaked one next to the other a couple of days ago, and a new leak just surfaced showing off the Galaxy S8 dummy next to the iPhone 6. Now, the iPhone 6 sports a really small display, at least by today’s standards, as it ships with a 4.7-inch panel, and it’s not exactly bezel-less. The iPhone 6 comes with a ton of bezel, and the Galaxy S8 is a complete opposite.

As you can see, the iPhone 6 has plenty of bezel above and below its display, while its side bezels are also quite thick. Well, thanks to the almost bezel-less design of the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s upcoming flagship will be only slightly taller than the iPhone 6, and just as narrow (if not narrower) than the iPhone 6, and it will sport a 5.8-inch display. You can clearly see that the Galaxy S8’s display is curved on the sides, and that the physical home key is no longer there, Samsung is ditching the physical home button in favor of on-screen buttons which are not visible here because the device’s display is not turned on, this is a dummy unit after all. The iPhone 6 launched in September 2014, so some of you might say that this comparison does not make all that much sense. Well, do keep in mind that the iPhone 6s has the same design as the iPhone 6, and it launched in 2015. If we move a year forward, the iPhone 7 came, and it’s also quite heavy on bezels, so no matter which Apple-branded smartphone that you compared to the Galaxy S8, you’ll get a staggering difference, and be able to notice what OEMs can do when they trim those bezels.

The Galaxy S8 will be announced on March 29th during Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York. The company already confirmed that the phone is coming on March 29th, and the Galaxy S8 Plus will probably launch alongside it. The Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.8-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) curved Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and it will ship with Android Nougat out of the box. The device will be made out of metal and glass, and it will sport a fingerprint scanner on the back. The Galaxy S8 will also sport facial recognition tech, and it will feature a dedicated Bixby AI physical key on the left. Everything we’ve mentioned above applies to the Galaxy S8 Plus as well, except its display size, as the Galaxy S8 Plus is rumored to sport a 6.2-inch panel.