A Galaxy S8 render and a thought about concept renders [UPDATE]

What you see above is what is being circulated around the media town. We found it through SamMobile. It is an approximation of what the Galaxy S8 might look like, based off of an evleaks picture.

It’s a nice picture. Really, it feels faithful to the picture. But this is coming from Benjamin Geskin, a Latvian concept designer that Android Police found was responsible for a supposed “LG G6” leak to The Verge. Yes, this one.

The media can fall hard for things like unattributed “leaks” and anonymous talkers — though, in this industry, we rely on such sources exclusively for run-up coverage of upcoming devices. We do, too. All we can do when we find out is clarify, correct and label for future purposes.

Concept designers aren’t the spurn of the world for us — they make some pretty darn interesting takes on devices of the far-off future (though the wishlist of specs that typically accompany these renders can get quite disgusting). And sometimes, we’ll feature one or two of them if there’s been no movement on a high interest subject for a long time. Oh, and for debunking “leaked” renders as concept renders that aren’t based on original reporting — you know, something we typically put more trust in when making opinions and decisions.

So, there we go. Benjamin Geskin “Make[sic] Realistic Renders Based On Rumors and Leaks. Designer.” Got it.

Correction: Geskin wrote into us and clarified that he took the LG G6 render that was actually provided to The Verge and simply finished off the bottom half of the picture. Pocketnow regrets this error.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.