The Samsung Galaxy S8 sure has been in the news a lot recently. We’ve already learned a ton about the Samsung Galaxy S8, including that it reportedly won’t have a home button this time around and that it might come in larger screen sizes. Now the latest report gives us a look at an alleged image of the 6.2-inch version of Samsung’s flagship device.

See also:

Galaxy S8 or LG G6: which are you most looking forward to?

March 29, 2017

The report comes from VentureBeat and noted gadget leaker Evan Blass, also known by his Twitter handle @evleaks. He claims that the Galaxy S8 will be sold in 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch versions, both with QHD Super AMOLED displays that have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, compared to the 16:9 norm. Both phones will have displays that will be larger than even the aborted Galaxy Note 7, but the Galaxy S8 5.8-inch version should have about the same display width as the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7, due to the different ratio. As you can see, it looks like the display has almost no bezel as well, as previous rumors have suggested.

The image would also seem to confirm earlier reports that it will have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The 5.8-inch version will have a 3000mAh battery, according to Blass, while the larger 6.2-inch model will get a 3500mAh battery.

Much of Blass’s report repeats earlier rumors about the Galaxy S8, including the use of a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone next to the camera,  4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, along with a microSD card. He also seems to confirm Samsung will launch a dock accessory that will allow the phone to be used like a PC when the dock is connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

The story says Samsung will announce the phones on March 29, and launch both models on April 21. However, it also claims they will be very pricey, with the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 costing €799 (roughly $854.50) and the 6.2-inch version priced at €899 (roughly $961.71). That’s pretty darn expensive, but we don’t think it’s high enough to cut down demand for the phone, especially for Galaxy Note 7 owners who have been waiting patiently to get a new large-screen phone from Samsung since the recall.

What do you think of this alleged image of the larger Samsung Galaxy S8? Would you get this phone, even at such a high price tag? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
  • Techngro

    I criticized Apple for making the iPhone ‘taller’ when they increased the screen size a few years ago. I don’t know why Samsung would do this. a 6.2″ phone that is the same width as a 5.1″ phone will look super silly in my opinion.

    • Jaime

      6.2 will be similar in size to s7 edge, not s7 flat

    • mark

      But they’re not making the phone taller (at least not as significant as the display dimensions might imply). Given that phones already have extremely slim or no bezels on the sides, getting rid of the bezels means making the display taller, not the phone. Or making the display wider does mean making the phone wider.

  • Wander Guzman

    Fail specs, only up to date spec is the cpu. everything else is just meh.

    • Lex

      Agreed

  • Satz

    Downgrading battery size will be a blunder.

    • daftrok

      Not if the processor is more efficient. The reason why going from S5 to S6 sucked battery was because the battery decreased in size AND they went QHD with the screen which puts a hellova lot more strain on the CPU/GPU/battery.

      • Lex

        Yeah, cause that’s what i want. The same battery life, not better, just the same.

        • daftrok

          The battery life on my S7 Edge is amazing even after nearly a year. I have no complaints, especially with fast charging and fast wireless charging. So if it is the same but now with a 6.2″ screen in the same footprint as my phone that would be amazing. Was kind of hoping for some front facing speakers though…

          • Lex

            That’s ok, I’m still not getting it. I don’t need a glass phone.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Battery sizes are too small, I do not like the idea of a note sized phone with only 3000mah

  • Arman

    WTH, that fingerprint reader!

    What happened to all hype about finger print reader embedded in the screen lmao what a fail! You can’t even reach it.. This better be a prototype…

    • This. 1000000x this. Finger print reader so high up on this device plus on the back is terrible. Please no Samsung.

  • StandingO

    Fingerprint scanner on the back? NO, PLEASE.

  • And40Re

    wow this looks so bad. ugly is compliment for this. my s7 edge looks worlds better.

    • David Martrano

      If all is true looks like I will keeping my edge longer! Yikes!!

  • The Doctor

    That is a terrible placement for the fingerprint sensor. I’m going to accidentally smudge my camera lens every time I unlock the damn phone. And the battery size to screen size is absolutely atrocious.

    • TheSharpeMan

      I agree, but there could still be a fingerprint sensor under the screen too.

  • EKfine

    lol everyone here already made up their mind that this phone suck! fuck is wrong with this people. blah blah this and that. chicken isnt even cook yet but they already know it taste bad. kids.

    • Suresh Aryal

      Evan Blass is usually very accurate with the leaks. What if thats the case?

    • illregal

      I don’t even need to see it to know it suck. Is it made by Shamesung, it suck…

      • CrustyCrocos

        At least the last important phone from Samsung was very hot and it really made your pants burn!

      • Banglaz Bless

        That’s a stupid way to look at things. That’s alright though, there’s a bunch of stupids just like yourself. We have no choice but to live amongst the retards I guess.

  • Lex

    Big bunch of meh

  • Xchris

    Looks like the HTC ultra may not be a bad choice after all!

  • Kevin Davis

    Crap placement of the fingerprint scanner. Good for smearing your camera lens every time you unlock your phone.

    Smaller or same size batteries with a substantial increase in power hungry screen size is a poor decision. But please, do go on and tell me how it will be the best ever with unicorn approved optimization.

  • Rock Lee

    My only complaint is having the fingerprint sensor on the back and such a small battery for a very large screen.

    • TheSharpeMan

      The fingerprint sensor on the back could be a secondary one with a primary one under the screen on the front. Would kinda make sense

      • le_lutin

        Why would they have a secondary one?

        • TheSharpeMan

          Why do Samsung do a lot of things? Nobody knows, but they could have decided to use 2 scanners if
          1) they were not 100% confident in the one under the screen (new technology)
          2) it may only work with the screen on
          3) it’s an extra option for those who prefer the scanner on the front (which is a lot of people from reading the comments here)

  • Wcp

    It will be nice to have Ultra large screens again for using TeamViewer when away from my rig at home, or working on other people’s machines when I do not have my laptop. That’s what I miss about my Samsung Mega, and what I miss about the Nexus 6. The Note 7 was amazing but still a bit too small. Just like this LG v20. Which is a pale comparatore to the Note 7

    • Marc Perrusquia

      It’s still not really ultra large screens again. The stupid aspect ratio ruins watching videos. I want a phone the size of the Z Ultra with slimmer bezels to have a 6.8″ screen. Phones for the past 3 years have been shrinking/not growing. They’re finally increasing screen sizes again but keeping the same tiny body size with slimmer bezels + a ruined aspect ratio.

      • V-Phuc

        You’re the one always asking for bigger screen. Why don’t you rig the 10.1″ tablet so you can use it as your phone? If that’s still too small(sic!), Samsung has a 12.2″ tablet too. =)

      • S_A_R_K_I_S

        Huwaei Honor Note 8 – try that.

        • Keith G

          That is the proportions of a phone that I really like!!! The Honor Note 8 is a great phone in many aspects other than the size as well

      • Keith G

        I agree. I would like the same ratio with a bigger phone in general. I never liked the longer, thinner screens. I like the older proportions. Thanks… Keith G

  • CrustyCrocos

    They could finally get away from the bling bling design again with all the shiny surface and glass crap, and that is why? Cause nobody sees it as everyone puts a 5 bucks rubber/silicon case on his overly precious high quality materials 800+ bucks phone. Save the mats and give a f* about the cheap feel, but make it cheaper for the people.
    I know this won’t happen, but that’s how I see it 😁

  • mreveryphone

    It’s a early prototype…

  • Say What??

    $1,000! I’ll keep buying from China.

  • Until launch…grain of salt.

  • T Redd

    Maybe ill go to oneplus

  • RivasJ

    I really don’t think that is the Galaxy S8, that model clearly looks like it has micro usb input and I don’t think Samsung at this point doesn’t go to use usb type c.

    • David

      Noticed that too. If they went type c with the Note 7, I don’t see them taking a step backwards with micro usb. Especially since the people that originally bought the Note 7 are probably going to get the Galaxy S8.

    • le_lutin

      Look at both pictures. It’s the curve at the bottom of the phone that makes it look like a trapezium shape (micro-usb). It’s definitely usb-c.

  • Juan S.

    Wayyy too expensive, sorry will skip and hope note 8 isn’t 1000 dollars…..

    • Marc Perrusquia

      It’ll be $1100 if this is a $1000

  • TexasMadeJ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’ll gladly keep my Axon 7 that I bought for $399, while looking forward to seeing the Axon 8 price, specs and reviews.

  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    I’m having trouble believing that’s what the S8 will be.

    • Grant Ding

      Same, Especially after the Note 7 fiasco, you’d think that samsung would do better than fucking up the aspect ratio and fingerprint sensor, but otherwise just giving us more of the same stuff that made the S7 good.

  • JohnD

    I love how everyone is stuck on fingerprint reader. What about 4gb of RAM or huge screen and small battery? Or crazy price?

    • Keith G

      I agree. A bigger screen, same RAM, a smaller battery, and a bigger price tag. I haven’t even gotten a chance to be upset with the fingerprint reader yet. All my phones have been Samsung but I’m disappointed, to say the least, with these specs!!!

  • Daniel Giddings

    If this comes in 6.2″, it will definitely be my new phone! #TeamLargeScreen

  • Richard Schall

    How about you naysayers calm down, for all we know that is a selfish capture button.

  • V-Phuc

    6.2″? That’s damn too small. Here is my proposal:10 inch if not more, slap in a 2500mAh battery (since I want my phone waffle-thin), and sell it for 2K if not more since I’m a Samsung fanboy having tons of cash waiting to burn. $950, that’s chum money, I won’t even look at a phone at that price! Any taker with me?

  • Kunal Narang

    If I had the money to buy this, I would. But I’ll wait for the OnePlus 4.

    • S_A_R_K_I_S

      5.

      • Kunal Narang

        Oh yeah, 5, my bad.

  • arcwindz

    No dual camera sensor
    fingerprint sensor beside the camera… really? you want us to smudge the sensor?
    3000 mah for 5,8 inch… even note 7 has 3500 mah
    and why 4gb? why not 6 or 8 when others are climbing the number
    Since i heard G6 will have 821 i’ve been looking forward to this, if it turns out to be true, I might just as well buy last year’s phone

  • Vishal Patel

    ohooo why they put fingerprint sensor beside camera ? worst place ;(
    not expected from SAMSUNG

  • Vishal Patel

    I thing Samsung decided to die itself.

  • DaHitman

    So the battery on the larger one will be less than the S7 Edge

  • Andre

    Fake.

  • I don’t like them getting rid of the home button, that’s a Samsung staple. I like having a physical button. Software can lag and get stuck, become unresponsive. Just because 1 manufacturer does it, doesn’t mean everybody has to follow. I also don’t understand why they are making an S8 Plus that is 6.2 inches, if they are still planning to release a Note 8? The S is the regular sized and the Note is supposed to be the phablet.

    Also, if these small companies can get a 4000 mAh+ battery into their phones, why can’t the big players? I don’t care about the phone getting any thinner, we need better batteries

  • Grant Ding

    WTF is that bullshit aspect ratio? That’s worse than the G6… Unless they can avoid what the Mi Mix did where all 16:9 videos had the edges cut off then that’s a dealbreaker.