A “real photo” of what looks to be the Samsung Galaxy S8 has appeared where else but Chinese social media site Weibo.
The original poster has absolutely no idea what’s going on in the picture, they just know they have it. It shows off the bottom of the phone with its characteristic setup — headphone jack, USB Type-C port, a microphone and a monaural speaker. In other words, pretty much consistent with standard practices at the chaebol and from what we’ve seen in depictions so far.
The most solace we’re getting from this photo is that the phone is that the AMOLED screen looks to be the dominant element of the device’s facade with curved edges and rounded corners. If this is what we’re waiting until April for, perhaps this is something to go cuckoo about.[alert variation=”alert-warning”]Update: We’ve been getting word that the image above may have been doctored. TechTastic.nl did a little forensics work (increasing the brightness of the picture) and found a pasted artifact on the device’s lower bezel.
We can’t entirely discredit the photo, though, as while the rounded corners of the screen could either be as manufactured or an app effect and that the specific portion in question could be protecting some identifying information.[/alert]