Samsung and Apple both are going to come out with the stunning flagship smartphones in the coming year. This includes the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8. Current rumors around suggest the devices will share many common features, including a all-screen design that might incorporate a fingerprint sensor.
Official images of the phones are not available at the moment, but some designers are out there who are already came up with convincing renders that are trying to imagine what these phones might look like.
Spotted by GizmoChina, render images showing a Galaxy S8 concept were posted online by Weibo user @KingwayLee. The device in the images has a curved display with almost no top and bottom bezels and a very thin profile that seemingly based on recent Galaxy S8 reports.
Rumors claim that Samsung will kill the home button and place the fingerprint sensor under the screen. A recent report also said that the physical button is indeed going away, but the fingerprint sensor may be located on the back of the handset, which is under the camera.
Render images also shows a missing 3.5mm headphone jack in the Galaxy S8, which means that Samsung might ditch the port and join the ranks of Apple and Moto.
Long before the Galaxy S8 reports started coming, Apple was rumored to be working on a curved iPhone 8 model that would feature an all-screen front-side with limited bezels. The iconic home button of Apple would disappear, with its functionality supposed to be transferred to the OLED screen.
This does not mean that the real Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 will be exactly the same when it comes to design. The operating system will tell you exactly what phone you're looking at. But next year will be exciting for smartphone buyers looking for new ideas from Samsung.