Report: First real Samsung Galaxy S8 photo and release date leaked

Ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass of Venture Beat has just given us our best look at Samsung’s Galaxy S8 yet. The report confirms several of the details we’ve already learned about the device, as well as providing an announcement and release date.

Blass confirms that the devices are foregoing the front fingerprint scanner for one place on the rear, adjacent to the camera, and that Samsung will implement the Note 7’s iris scanner. Samsung will also likely be dropping the ‘Edge’ moniker this time around, as both sizes will come with a curved display. And as detailed in a previous report by The Guardian, the devices will come in two screen sizes: 5.8-inches and 6.2 inches.

Yes, that makes the diagonal on both screens longer than the Note 7’s. This is thanks to a new, longer 18.5:9 aspect ratio to minimize the device’s bezels, as seen with Xiaomi’s Mi Mix and rumored to be coming to LG’s G6. The screen is rumored to take up 83 percent of the front, compared to 72 and 76 for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, respectively. Blass suggests Samsung isn’t even putting a logo on the front of the devices, unlike teased in a previous supposed leak (perhaps it was a prototype?).

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