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Samsung Galaxy S8: First look at home screen and new icons


Samsung appears to be struggling to keep a lid on rumours and leaks about the soon-to-arrive Galaxy S8, after a series of images appeared online showing the handset's home screen, launcher and icons for the first time.

The tweaked displays include more rounded icons in the app drawer and on the launch screen, offering a more subtle, less blocky look and feel than previous versions.

Want more Galaxy S8 news? We've collated all the rumours in our one-stop round-up.

With no physical home button on the Galaxy S8 or S8+, Samsung has a larger display area to play with. The result is that the screen's layout looks much less cluttered.

Samsung is set to use Android 7.0 Nougat on its new flagship smartphones. But, as ever, the phone-maker is customising the software, so it reflects its own approach to design.

Samsung Galaxy S8 icons

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are not due to launch until 29th March.

However, at the current rate of a new rumour every day, it’s likely that come the end of the month there will be little left to learn at the showcase event in New York.

Recent gossip includes talk of a greater emphasis on iris and facial recognition and plans for a 10th April pre–order date.


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