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Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest News: Newest Leaked Images Reveal Major Design Changes

Mar 08, 2017 01:55 AM EST

With its launching day becoming more imminent, the leaks and speculations surrounding the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 are likewise doubling. The very latest of which came from a handful of images indicating that the forthcoming flagship smartphone from the South Korean firm is about to introduce some of the most daring changes from the line-up.

Slashleaks shares some close-up images of Samsung Galaxy S8's new on-screen home button which also show that the upcoming device will be sporting smaller front bezels. In addition, the images have hinted that the physical home button is now removed from the unit's front display. The back of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has been revealed to have some changes — notably the placement of a separate sensor beside the camera that appears to be unit's fingerprint reader.

Meanwhile, Sammobile has speculated that the fingerprint reader that is now placed at the back could also double as the smartphone's physical home button. On the other hand, this might not be the case at all as the designers of both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus wouldn't want their users reaching that far just to reach the physical home button.

Cited by Android Authority, Slashleaks also revealed Samsung Galaxy S8's intimate look in terms of its sides and its Always On Display functionality. Some of these images also showed the devices hardware, the front-facing camera sensor, and the iris scanner. The top edge of the device along with the USB Type-C port at its bottom have also been outed.

The same publication also reported that the new images have shown that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be coming with a3.5 mm headphone jack and a speaker that are both placed at the bottom. An additional button situated on the right side of the device has also been spotted. Some tech enthusiasts opined that it could be Samsung's dedicated button for its AI assistant dubbed as Bixby. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are both slated to be unveiled on March 29 in New York City.

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