One of the most well-known and reputable gadgets leakers around, Steve Hemmerstoffer, posted on Twitter a supposedly leaked image of the Galaxy S8 obtained from the Chinese tech site, GizChina on Thursday.
If Hemmerstoffer’s leak is accurate, it reinforces two of the biggest rumours about the Galaxy S8’s design. Those rumours include narrow borders, especially on the top and bottom, and no physical home button.
Below is a picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge to compare:
The side edges of the alleged Galaxy S8 don’t look much thinner than the Galaxy S7 Edge (above). However, the top and bottom borders are noticeably narrower.
Additionally, there’s no home button to speak of in the leaked Galaxy S8 photo, either. This lines up nicely with rumours that the home button could be embedded into the phone’s display, or perhaps under the bottom border, essentially making it invisible.
Despite Hemmerstoffer’s reputation as a good source for gadget leaks, nothing is certain until Samsung announces the phone, which we’d normally expect in February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
BREAKING! This is no BS render or image of a screen protector! This is a real leaked photo of the #Samsung #GalaxyS8! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/OKUsR7dyXh
— Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) January 19, 2017