November 19, 2019

Working Samsung Galaxy S8 spotted in the wild, all screen, no bezels

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first_imgWe have known for some time that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will sport a radical near bezel-less design but have been in the dark as to how it would look and work.Now however, new photos have emerged online that showcase a functioning Galaxy S8, giving us a look at the Edge sidebar and on screen capacitive keys mimicking the all too familiar layout of the physical buttons in past Samsung smartphones.The images also showcase a host of sensors above the display including the Iris Scanner which was first introduced in the Galaxy Note 7 and has been rumoured to feature in the Galaxy S8.Also Read: Samsung India leaks Galaxy S8 Plus ahead of March 29 launch While there is no confirmation as to the authenticity of the images, they do line up with past leaks and rumours.In addition, Android Police has also gained access to a system dump, likely from the yet to be revealed Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with illustrations showing the S8’s on screen keys and basic design. These illustrations perfectly line up with the above images, further leading us to believe in their authenticity.What is really interesting is the fact that the system dump also mentions a “DeX” dock through which you could use your Galaxy S8 as a makeshift computer, circa Microsoft’s Continuum.Massive pressure on the Galaxy S8There is a lot riding on the Samsung Galaxy S8’s shoulder following the battering that Samsung’s image has taken globally thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and the recent arrest of the company’s CEO on bribery and embezzlement charges.advertisementBack in August 2016, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7, a smartphone that was supposed to turn the Android-iPhone war upside down and be the company’s answer to the dominance of the iPhone. However, widespread battery explosions led to a worldwide recall that seriously dented customer’s trust in the company.Rumors indicate that the Galaxy S8 will come with an all new bezel-less design, a scintillating 4K display and may come in two screen sizes – 5.1 inch and 5.5 inch. The 4K display comes at a time when Samsung is making a big push into VR with its Gear VR handset.Additionally, the smartphone will be powered by a 3.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 830 chip in the US and a 3GHz Exynos 8895 processor in other regions. We can also expect a new voice assistant codenamed ‘Bixby’.Also Read: Samsung denies it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in Indialast_img