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Leaked Galaxy S8 live images show new on-screen navigation buttons

After numerous renders and spec leaks, the very first live image showing a Galaxy S8 prototype with the screen turned on has been leaked today.

While it had already been established a few weeks back that the Galaxy S8 duo will not feature any physical or capacitive keys on the front, it is the first time that we’re seeing the smartphone’s virtual on-screen buttons in action. On-screen buttons aren’t anything new of course, companies such as Sony and Google have been using them on flagship handsets for quite some time now.

One of the images shows the Apps Edge interface as well, which seems to be more or less similar to what we have seen on the Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung may have added additional functionality, but we will need to wait longer to find out more about the Galaxy S8 software features.

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are expected to be unveiled by the end of next month. While an exact date hasn’t been confirmed yet, we do expect it to be confirmed this Sunday at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference in Barcelona. The regular Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a 5.7” display, while the bigger Galaxy S8+ will sport a 6” display. Both models will come with a 1440 x 2960 resolution display, which is a bit unusual. Rest of the rumored specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 9 octa-core SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel technology, 8MP selfie camera, iris scanner, USB Type-C port, and a fingerprint scanner mounted at the back.

Source: Ice Universe

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