New renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been causing a stir on the internet. Some even believe they may be leaked official press renders, based on how realistic they look and questions about the source. While the renders give Samsung fans a good idea of the the smartphone will look like, we know they aren’t official. Here’s everything we know about the latest Galaxy S8 images.
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The new render image
Let’s get straight to the image itself, before discussing its origins. The device render shows a fingerprint scanner on the back, next to the camera rather than below it, and a sleek curved “edge” display design. There is an iris scanner by the selfie camera and a fourth button on the side below the volume controls, like on the OnePlus 3T.
This latest iteration of the device closely resembles the photo leak from Evan Blass on Venture Beat from last week, which you can see below for comparison.
Is it real or just realistic?
The source of the renders that are now circulating is actually known. It is not a leaked official press render, as some are speculating. The renders were created by a designer based in Riga, Latvia who creates realistic renders based on previously leaked information and rumors.