As the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch creeps closer, rumors and concepts of Samsung?s 2017 flagship smartphone continue dropping in. The latest design from Concept Creator imagines a Galaxy S8 Edge model based on the previously filed patents. Of course, there is no Galaxy S8 Edge model in Samsung?s 2017 lineup. Reports, have suggested that all of the Galaxy S8 models will have curved displays.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Design & Color Options
The concept design from the Concept Creator proposed a Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge with gently curved edges and slight changes in terms of bezels. The top bezel is smaller now and the button bezel is real thin too after ditching the Home Screen button. Overall, the device appears far thinner than the previous Galaxy S7 Edge.
There also appears to be an iris scanner on the top of the device, which is something Samsung may opt in case they remove the home button. Rumors also indicate that Samsung could use the new Synaptics technology to place the fingerprint sensors on the display itself.?Other sources indicate that the device could see the inclusion of a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, though this is not in the concept.
On the rear, even more glass occupies the facade, while the smartphone is offered in new color options. The Concept Creators teased options such as Mystic White, Mystic Black or Mystic Gold. The narrow metallic frame at the rear of a purported Galaxy S8 is the only thing that receives the metallic color.
Galaxy S8 Camera
The back side of the device also supports the dual rear camera. There is a 16MP camera, with F/1.7 aperture and a special six layered lens. The camera is similar to the previous generation but with higher resolution offering. This appears to be in line with the previous leaks indicating a dual camera setup but those suggested 12 and 13MP Sony sensors. In addition, a report from Korea’s ETNews claimed that Samsung will be adding autofocus on the S8’s front-facing camera.
Galaxy S8 Harman Kardon Speakers
The Samsung Galaxy S8 concept also imagines the device with Harman Kardon dual stereo speakers. Samsung recently bought the connected car tech firm Harman, which also sells audio products under a number of different brands. The deal, worth an impressive $8 billion, led to rampant speculation that the company?s speaker tech would debut in the upcoming Samsung flagship.
Besides these, the designer envisions a Snapdragon 835 CPU onboard with higher RAM bump up. The device also packs a 3620 mAh battery while a 5.7-inch 2K display headlines the front. The concept seems pretty realistic in terms of the supported features and specifications.