Samsung Galaxy S8 Software Home Button Revealed in Another Leak


Seems like every morning, we wake up to new leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and I think I am losing count. Anyway, today’s leak reveals something we haven’t seen yet, the software home button. We did see the back button in this leak, but that was it.

The leaked image was reported by Sam Mobile, though it doesn’t mention the picture’s origin. Sam Mobile claims that the software home button will remain visible as part of the Galaxy S8’s Always-On display, and that it can be pressed like the physical home button to wake the device. Reports also indicate that it can also be double tapped to quickly launch the camera as was capable with the physical home button.

As you can see from the image, it is clearly indicated that the display sizes will come in at 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches, just like every other rumour out there claimed. I’m not sure I like the design of that software home button though, especially since Android uses a similar square icon for the recent apps menu and a round icon for home.

We also got a leak of the Galaxy S8+ specs, thanks to Evan Blass

Again, we cannot confirm any of this information, so take it all with a pinch of salt.