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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to feature all-new design and full-screen front

Samsung Galaxy s8 concept front and back

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones are back in the headlines, after rumours emerged in Korea that the company is planning a major design overhaul for both devices.

Sources in Samsung’s home country claim that neither the standard Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a physical home button, allowing Samsung to create a full-screen handset for the first time.

Get all the gossip surrounding Samsung's next phone with our Galaxy S8 rumours round-up.

Despite previous reports that Samsung would be building a fingerprint scanner into the display, today's leak suggests that the company will be taking its cue from rival LG and placing a scanner on the back of both models.

They also reveal that Samsung will only include a dual lens camera in the S8 Plus.

The Galaxy S8’s screen will come in at 5.7–inches, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus will measure a hefty 6.2–inches.

It appears Samsung is dropping the ‘Edge’ branding for its larger phone, although it's likely to still feature a curved screen.

The report suggests Samsung will show off the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at next month’s Mobile World Congress after all. It had been thought that the company was planning on revealing its new models at a special event in April.

Earlier this week it was claimed that Samsung would be including a headphone slot in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus after all.

A freshly leaked case suggested that the company had gone cold on the idea of following Apple’s decision to ditch the time–worn tech from 2016’s iPhone 7.


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