Samsung Galaxy S8 clones hit the market before its release

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Samsung is set to launch the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones on April 29. This is great news for Samsung lovers worldwide. However, it would be a good idea to actually wait till April 29 before buying the S8. There are clones of the device on the market. Chinese manufacturers have created multiple clones of the device based on leaked pictures and videos of the Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S8 clone

Samsung was originally going to release these devices on April 21. However, according to Venture Beats writer Evan Blass, Samsung decided to push back the release dates of the devices for undisclosed reasons.

There are some similarities between the original Galaxy S8 and the clones on the market. The leaked pictures of the Galaxy S8 showed a device with a large display, with rounded edges and slim bezels. The Chinese manufacturers replicated all these features on the clones. Also, the clones lack a home button in front, and there is a fingerprint sensor available on the back, just like on the leaked photos.

However, there are glaring differences too. The fingerprint sensor’s position on the back of the device got swapped with that of the LED flash. Also, the design patterns of the speaker grille and the USB port on the leaked photos are different from that of the clones. However, the biggest difference shows when you turn on the device. The display comes with a black border on the top and bottom of the screen. This is absent in the leaked photos.

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