Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks in More Photos; IR Blaster Probably Making a Return

Samsung Galaxy S8 leak

The Galaxy S8 is still over 3 weeks away from its official unveiling, but the handset keeps leaking in pictures every few hours now. Over the last 24 hours, plenty of Galaxy S8 photos have leaked online that reveal almost everything about the device.

One of the leaked photos reveals┬áthat the Galaxy S8’s Always On display will now also display a home button at the bottom. This probably means that one could wake up the S8 by simply pressing the virtual home button from the Always On screen as well. Another photo gives us a clear look at its camera setup at the rear with the fingerprint scanner residing right beside it.

The photos show the top of the phone housing the SIM card slot, microSD card slot, and what looks like an IR blaster. Samsung removed the IR blaster on the Galaxy Note 5 and S7 despite its usefulness and faced a lot of criticism for doing so. Now, it looks like the company has finally paid attention to consumers demands and reintroduced it with the S8 this year.

Another set of photos show the volume, power and the dedicated Bixby buttons — the personal assistant that Samsung will be launching with the Galaxy S8 — located on the left and right edges of the phone, respectively. Finally, the photos of the bottom of the device show off the USB-C port, mono speaker, and the 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung is scheduled to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on March 29 in New York, but the way the phone has leaked, the company will have very little surprises up its sleeve by then.

[Via SlashLeaks]