After months of rumours about when it would debut, the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone was finally announced at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Apart from revealing the date of the device’s official unveiling (March 29 at special Unpacked events in New York and London), Samsung offered no new information about the Galaxy S8 and its features.
However, multiple leaks in recent weeks have given us a reasonable idea of what we can expect from the upcoming flagship smartphone once it launches.
It should be noted that Samsung are expected to release two models: the Galaxy S8 and a larger Galaxy S8+ variant, which is almost identical to the Galaxy S8 model but comes with a larger screen and battery.
A leaked press photo of the Galaxy S8 from renowned tech insider Evan Blass provided us with the first image of the device.
The image appears to corroborate previous rumours about the Galaxy S8 featuring an almost bezel-less design.
It also corroborates the fact that the smartphone will come with rounded corners rather than the sharp corners of previous models.
Round corners help make smartphone screens more durable against cracks and drops, and other manufacturers like LG are introducing them in their latest devices.
Similarly, the Korea Herald claimed both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ would feature a curved screen.
The device allegedly will not utilise a physical home button, and the physical buttons typically located at the bottom of Samsung devices will also be missing.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is believed to feature a dual-lens rear camera and a front-facing camera more powerful than any other on the market.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of recent years, but we’ll have to wait until March 29 to find out exactly what Samsung has in store for us.