One of the most well-known gadget leakers around, Steve Hemmerstoffer, posted on Twitter a supposed image of the Galaxy S8 obtained from the Chinese tech site GizChina on Thursday.
— Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) January 19, 2017
If Hemmerstoffer’s leak were accurate, it would reinforce two of the biggest rumors about the Galaxy S8’s design: narrow borders, especially on the top and bottom, and no physical home button.
Below is a picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge to compare.
- Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider
The side edges of the phone in the tweeted photo don’t look much thinner than those of the Galaxy S7 Edge. However, the top and bottom borders are noticeably narrower.
Additionally, there’s no home button to speak of on the phone in the tweeted photo, either. This lines up nicely with rumors 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 expect in February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
UPDATE: Hemmerstoffer has indicated on Twitter that the image was not accurate. Still, the image reflects some rumors about the Galaxy S8’s design.