Samsung finally announced the official launch date for the Galaxy S8, March 29, over the weekend. However, the tech giant merely referred to it as its “next flagship smartphone,” putting all in question what the upcoming device is to be called. While everybody else is wondering, phone leakster Evan Blass posted a render of the highly anticipated device on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday.

Samsung remains 'mum' on the render leak, but considering it comes from Blass, a similar smartphone could be seen upon its official reveal later this month.

Blass has so far been accurate regarding smartphone leaks; in fact, his leaked images of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium were actually similar to the official images. It’s safe to assume at this point that we’re looking at the first official press image of the upcoming device.


New flagship smartphone, according to the leak

Looking at the posted image, the device shares a similar form factor with the Galaxy S7. However, the Galaxy S8 appears to be wider and longer. It has extremely thin bezels though, and a curved screen with a tab just on the right side.

On the left side are buttons to adjust volume and below it is another button – presumably its lock/power key, which notably has been moved from its usual position on the right. Over there instead is a little curiosity, a button that could activate Samsung’s AI assistant, reportedly to be called Bixby.

Samsung gets more aggressive

Meanwhile, more variants from Samsung are reportedly in the pipeline. The company is said to release a Galaxy S8, which has a 5.8-inch display, and a Galaxy S8 Plus that has a 6.2 QHD+ display.

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The Plus version is to become the replacement for the earlier released Edge variants.

One notable feature of the expected samsung galaxy s8 is its wider screen. There is a huge possibility that the Korean tech behemoth will push the 18:9 ratio display as with the LG G6. Samsung’s official reveal comes March 29, followed by a reported April release. Until then, everything remains to be confirmed.