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Look at the Galaxy S8 next to Apple’s iPhone 7

Published Mar 24th, 2017 11:00AM EDT

In just five short days, Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be official. No more leaks, no more rumors, and best of all, no more waiting. Well actually, Android fans are in store for some more waiting of course, since Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones won’t actually be released until next month on either April 21st or April 28th. But any remaining questions will be answered next Wednesday and Android fans will begin the process of deciding whether or not to buy one of Samsung’s hot new handsets.

There are plenty of factors that will impact that decision, of course, and different people have different priorities when it comes to shopping for a new smartphone. If there’s one thing that just about everyone will likely agree on, however, it’s the fact that Samsung’s new design for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is absolutely incredible. Now, a new pair of Galaxy S8 leaks on Friday give us a terrific reminder of just how impressive Samsung’s new design truly is.

Take a good look at the photo above, which was posted on Weibo on Friday. The phone on the left is Apple’s iPhone 7, of course, and the phone on the right is a Galaxy S8. Both phones are about the same width, as you can see, and the Galaxy S8 is a bit taller. Despite how similar the phones’ overall footprints are, however, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen while the Galaxy S8’s display measures 5.8 inches diagonally.

To help put that in perspective, think about the iPhone 7 Plus. In order to fit a 5.5-inch screen into a smartphone, Apple had to make it 16% wider and 15% taller than the iPhone 7. Meanwhile, the Super AMOLED display in the Galaxy S8 is even bigger than the one in the iPhone 7 Plus.

The second big Galaxy S8 leak on Weibo comes from a different user on Friday, and it shows a gold version of the phone with the display turned on. We’ve seen the phone powered on before, of course — like in our big Galaxy S8 exclusive earlier this month — but this photo serves as a great reminder of just how impressive Samsung’s S8 design really is.

The bezels on the sides of the screen are practically non-existent, and the bezels above and below the display are thinner than ever. As a result, Samsung has gotten closer than any other global smartphone vendor to achieving the all-screen handset we’ve been waiting for.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.