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A new leak has shown off the new Samsung Galaxy S8 in more detail
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been shown off online once more.
The new flagship Android smartphone is set to be officially revealed to the world next Wednesday, March 29th, but a host of major leaks has already given us a great look at the device.
Samsung is expected to reveal two new smartphones during its presentation with a standard Galaxy S8 and a larger S8+ both rumoured to be launching.
The S8 looks likely to include a host of new features such as improved photography and facial recognition for easy access to the device.
The screen is also expected to cover almost the entire front of the phone with the rumoured S8+ version including a giant 6.2-inch display.
Now, a new leak has shown off some of these top features in great detail again.
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The news comes from serial leakster Evan Blass, known on Twitter as evleaks.
Blass has been a key source of information for the Galaxy S8, with his latest image showing off a whole new looks at the device.
Today's leak emphasises that the image was the US-specific model of the Galaxy S8, suggesting that different countries may get unique designs or builds of the device.
The only noticeable difference in this latest image is the addition of the Galaxy S8 logo on the rear of the device, which will most likely also be present of the S8+ as well.
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Samsung has apparently removed all branding from the front of the device in order to maximise the scale of the Galaxy S8’s display.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in a range of colour options
The US version of the Galaxy S8 is also set to have several other major differences to what we will see in the UK.
That’s because the European version of Samsung’s new smartphone will come with the company’s own Exynos 8895 processor.
However the US edition will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
Released back in January, the Snapdragon 835 processor is expected to be one of the fastest chips ever made, featuring improved efficiency as well as Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology, which is able to recharge the phone faster than ever before.
According to recent information, the Galaxy S8 will be available in either Black Sky, Orchid Grey, or Arctic Silver colour schemes.
Set to go on sale on April 28th, both new devices will retail in Europe for €799 for the basic S8, roughly £692, and the entry-level S8+ will retail for €899, roughly £778.
That’s more expensive than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which went on-sale for £639 with 32GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S8 is widely-tipped to arrive with a large 5.8-inch Quad HD display, but maintain the same footprint as the Galaxy S7.
There is also expected to be a 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED display model, marketed as the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Samsung has confirmed a launch event for the new device on March 29th
The upcoming device will also reportedly sport an iris scanner, water resistant design and 64GB of expandable memory.
But what may really set it apart is the inclusion of a brand-new artificial intelligence-based assistant named Bixby.
The service, which will get a dedicated launch button on the new devices, will offer more control and usability than other services such as Apple’s Siri.
The service is even smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information, unlike other offerings which require you to say set phrases in order to operate.
Bixby can even detect when apps are malfunctioning or running poorly, and can offer help or advice to fix this.
Express.co.uk will be at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event next week, and will bring you all the latest news as it breaks.