Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks are gaining traction as the impending debut of the handset at the MWC 2017 draws nearer.
The 2017 flagship smartphone from the company — the successor of the Galaxy S7 — is in the news again thanks to a leaked render.
While the Galaxy S8 has leaked online on innumerable occasions, what sets this one apart is that it shows off the handset in a new hue, which is gold.
The appearance of the Galaxy S8 donning a gold color suggests that Samsung is looking to lure consumers once again with this option. The Galaxy S7 is available in gold as well as Platinum Gold option; however, the latest leak points to a purely gold toned handset.
The latest leak comes courtesy of GizChina, which claims that the image of the Galaxy S8 is not a render but the real deal.
"This photo was sent to me earlier today by a company that is making accessories for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and appears to show a leaked model of the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone," notes the publication.
The Leaked Image: Real Or Fake?
Even though the leakster claims that the image is authentic, its genuineness is circumspect. The Galaxy S8 shown off in the image has the Samsung brand name. Interestingly, the area where the branding is placed is where the home button of the predecessor Galaxy S7 is located.
This suggests that either Samsung has shifted the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 from the home button to the rear of the device, or as rumors have suggested, the sensor is now embedded in the device's display.
Apart from showing off a glossy gold metal body, the image also reveals that the handset's body has been curved to match the display. The onscreen icons on the alleged Galaxy S8 reveal that the handset will support NFC.
Moreover, the Android UI shows details in Chinese which hints that this leaked unit is likely an international variant of the impending Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a 5.5-inch OLED screen and may house the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone is also expected to pack in 6 GB of RAM and may run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Galaxy S8 may also house an iris scanner like the Galaxy Note 7 and may feature Bixby, its very own AI personal assistant.
Samsung is rumored to release the smartphone on April 15 and Android users would be looking forward to the handset's debut at the MWC 2017 in February.