Published: Thu, March 02, 2017
Technology | By Ramiro Moody

Samsung Galaxy S8 in all its glory

Samsung Galaxy S8 in all its glory

Most recently, the Galaxy S8 showed off its 5.8-inch display and new on-screen buttons, since Samsung has removed all physical buttons from the front of both handsets.

Samsung Galaxy S8! Prolific gadget leaker Evan Blass has revealed an visible press photo of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8.

But as luck and leaks would have it, that doesn't mean we don't get to see the new phone at all.

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event will be held on March 29, at 11 a.m. EDT in New York City. One other important thing to point out something that isn't there - a home button. Despite the large displays on both models, the phones are narrower than expected thanks to a design that is almost edgeless on either side of the screen.

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The processor for the U.S. bound versions of the phones is expected to be the Snapdragon 835, a chip that Samsung was thought to have exclusivity of until its phones were released, however Qualcomm has since denied those rumours.

More details of specs are yet to come, but the possibility of an Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor under the hood seems authentic, along with 4GB RAM and storage options starting at 64GB. Additionally, there probably won't be a stylus in the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus either. The fingerprint sensor will also be found at the rear of the device along side the camera. The result is a wonderfully sleek design that pushes us closer to realizing the "all-screen" smartphones users have been clamoring for.

Rumours suggests that Bixby will support image recognition and image search with the help of front facing camera and will also help in enforcing rich security measures using Iris Scanner while making transactions. Power and volume buttons sit on one side edge, while the other is home to a button believed to be tied to Samsung's new virtual assistant Bixby.

Apple is believed to have removed the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for two reasons.

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