NEW YORK CITY—After months of speculation and leaks, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy S8 official.
It’s everything we were expecting based on weeks of leaks: a major redesign of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, and a departure from the design language of the Galaxy S6 and S7. Samsung hasn’t mentioned a price, but in the US the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will go up for pre-order on March 30 and will start shipping on April 21.
First off, well, just look at it.
Samsung’s typical smartphone design has been scrapped in favor of slim bezels and an extra-tall 18.5:9 AMOLED display.

The bezels are so slim there almost isn’t room for anything other than screen on the front of the phone.

The front hardware navigation buttons are gone, replaced with on-screen software buttons.

The fingerprint reader has been moved to the back, next to the camera lens.

There isn’t even the traditional all-caps “SAMSUNG” logo on the front.

The only thing on the front of the phone, other than the screen, is the bevy of sensors at the top.

Those include the usual front camera, earpiece, proximity sensor, and the iris scanner from the failed Galaxy Note 7.
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