Samsung Galaxy S8 render sent to GSMArena

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks again, may have dual speakers

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THERE have been numerous leaks involving Samsung’s next flagship model, some of which seem more credible than others. Like this set of photos published on Weibo — China’s Twitter, if you may — that are said to be a Samsung Galaxy S8 unit in gold.

Samsung Galaxy S8 gold variant leak via TechnoBuffalo

Seen on Weibo: What is supposedly the gold variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (via TechnoBuffalo)

Today, a new set of images has emerged, this time from a Samsung case maker that prefers to remain anonymous, for obvious reasons. The 3D renders were sent to GSMArena, and according to the source, they are “based on accurate schematics.”

Samsung Galaxy S8 render sent to GSMArena

One of the 3D renders sent to GSMArena

The renders don’t reveal anything totally different or new; rather, they add credibility to the Weibo photos that surfaced recently. There are no physical or capacitive buttons on the front; both sides of the screen curve toward the edges; the upper and lower bezels are thin; and the bottom edge houses the headphone jack (surprised?) and charging port — likely of the Type-C variety, because the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and A 2017 series all comply to the new standard.

The 3D renders don’t reveal anything totally different or new; rather, they add credibility to the Weibo photos that surfaced recently.

Perhaps interestingly, two of the photos show speaker cutouts on the top and bottom edge of the unit, suggesting the Galaxy S8 could be the first Samsung handset to introduce stereo sound (read: dual speakers). The single camera module, meanwhile, suggests the S8 might not have two rear-facing cameras, after all. Or maybe only the larger version will have them, as previous reports have indicated.

Whatever the case, we’ll know for sure when the Samsung Galaxy S8 debuts in a few months. It is reportedly scheduled for an April 18 launch event in New York.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 11 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.