At the Galaxy Tab S3 event at MWC yesterday, Samsung made it official that the Galaxy S8 would be unveiled at a dedicated event on March 29th in New York and London. The date had earlier been rumored and the Korean manufactured confirmed it yesterday, along with a teaser video that brings final confirmation that the Galaxy S8 will have a new design with a bezel-less display. The teaser goes through numerous smartphone designs over the years, before settling on how Samsung plans to change what a smartphone looks like with its upcoming flagship.
While Samsung might want everyone to wait before they can see the Galaxy S8, a leaked video is offering us one of the first glimpses of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in action. The phones aren’t made to do much in the video, but the Galaxy S8 can be seen with the home screen and virtual navigation buttons and the Galaxy S8+ showcases its Always On Display feature and is then turned on to display the Google app. The bezel-less display is visible as well, along with the re-positioned fingerprint sensor that now sits at the back.
It’s a damning leak that reiterates everything we have seen so far, and there will no doubt be more leaks leading up to the March 29th event. The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature top-of-the-line specs, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, possibly 6GB of RAM (in some markets), AKG (Harman audio), high-quality AMOLED displays, and an iris scanner. It will directly compete with the newly announced LG G6 and a new handset from HTC, with sales rumored to begin on April 21st.