The Galaxy S8 could be launching soon
Samsung looks all set to lift the lid on its all-new Galaxy S8 next month with rumours suggesting March 29th is the date for fans to put in their diary.
If all the leaks and rumours are true this next-generation smartphone will be the Korean technology giant's best device to date with a new screen, faster processor and improved photography all expected to be included.
Samsung is thought to be launching two versions of the S8 with a standard 5.8-inch model and bigger 6.2-inch Plus version expected to be unveiled.
Both will have curved displays that cover almost the entire front of the phone with a recent leaked image showing the removal of the home button.
It's currently unclear how users will interact with the device although a button embedded under the screen has been hinted.
Other features could include a super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and new fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone.
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Although we’re yet to see an S8 in the flesh another one of Samsung’s new smartphones may have revealed a secret change to its design.
The refreshed mid-range Galaxy A5 went on sale last week and offers smartphone users flagship specifications at much lower price.
As well as being waterproof and featuring a premium metal and glass finish, there’s also an upgraded 16-megapixel rear camera.
Samsung says it’s worked tirelessly to create a good quality snapper that doesn’t bulge out of the back of the phone.
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The Galaxy S6 had a 1.8mm bump when launched in 2015
And the firm proudly revealed how the A5’s lens now sits almost flush with the case, which certainly improves the appeal of the phone.
One of the biggest criticisms both Samsung and Apple have faced in recent years is the camera bump, but the Korean tech giant appears to have fixed this problem on their latest A5 phone.
Clearly, the S8’s camera will be bigger and better than the A5 but, with the improvements Samsung is making, this new flagship could be the first in a while to feature a flush finish.
Samsung almost managed to rid the Galaxy S7 of the camera bump, dropping it from 1.3mm on the Galaxy S6 to under 0.8mm last year.
Although the camera bump might not sound a big issue it's been an irritation to may smartphone users.
Having a bulging camera makes it prone to scratches and also means it doesn't sit flush when you place it on a table or desk – creating a wobble if you attempt to type on the display.
Hopefully we won't have long to wait until we see what's coming next from Samsung.
Although the technology giant has confirmed it won't be showing off its new smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, rumours are suggesting they could give fans a sneak glimpse during their press conference.
Samsung is thought to planning the launch of a new tablet at MWC and a preview of the Galaxy S8 is sure to generate a huge amount of excitement.
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