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    March 6, 2017

    Sharp, slinky and sexy; is this our first glimpse of the Galaxy S8?

    Galaxy S8

    A major leak has given one of the first full glimpses of the forthcoming Galaxy S8, highlighting a near bezel-less design.

    Infamous smartphone leaker Evan Blass has had a busy morning, posting one of the first full glances we’ve had of Samsung’s forthcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8.

    Arriving after the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has much to prove with its upcoming handset, and that’s apparent from the aggressive design the company has championed with the near bezel-less form factor the S8 has long been rumoured to have.

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    While Samsung itself was among the first to leak the Galaxy S8 – curiously depicting a device which matches all profiles seen thus far in a Samsung Display promotional advert – Blass’ render is the first occasion we’ve had to soak up the Galaxy S8’s slinky design.

    The render confirms the absence of the classic Samsung home button, and would apparently confirm rumours that Samsung plan to move the sensor to a smaller module which will be placed on the right-hand side of the device’s camera.

    Galaxy S8 full

    The image further seems to confirm that the S8 will sport an 18:9 (our Editor Theunis champions 2:1) display in the Univisium format, and will sport rounded corners as we’ve seen with the LG G6. Naturally, the S8 appears to include the Edge display we’ve previously seen with the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge.

    It has been posited that Samsung will offer two models of its flagship phone this year, dubbed the standard Galaxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8+. Another pair of smartphones to echo the same move is Huawei’s recently announced P10 and P10 Plus.

    Read: Samsung is reportedly refurbishing the Galaxy Note 7 for sale in emerging markets

    What are your thoughts on the Galaxy S8’s design? Does it leave you inspired or underwhelmed? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

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