Here is everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

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The long-awaited unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will take place later this month so here’s a few things that you need to know about Samsung’s new flagship smartphone.

Design

Galaxy S8

This is the Galaxy S8, according to @evleaks

In keeping with many of its competitors, the S8 will be a bezel-less device with the front panel being almost entirely screen.

The Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440, whilst the larger S8+ will have a 6.2-inch screen, maintain the same resolution.

The physical home button will be dropped in an attempt to make the device even more compact.

The camera and fingerprint scanner are on the rear however the scanner is situated high up on the device making it harder for those with smaller hands to use and sitting on the right of centre, favours right-handers.

The device will be available in black, silver and violet.

Features

A photo which appeared in Chinese media in January claimed to show the Samsung Galaxy S8

A photo which appeared in Chinese media in January claimed to show the Samsung Galaxy S8

The most notable feature of the S8 is the multilingual virtual assistant known as Bixby. It can recognise text and objects through the devices camera and track them down online.

It will run the most up to date version of Android Nougat, will be dust and water resistant, include a microSD port for expandable storage and even have a security-focused iris scanner.

The headphone jack is also expected to retained although there has been no confirmation of this.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8. Image: Evaleaks/Venture Beat

The S8 and S8+ will both have 12MP rear cameras and 8MP front cameras that will be almost the same as the ones on the S7 although there will be an enhancement of the front camera from 5MP to 8MP.

Battery

After all the issues with the Galaxy Note 7, batteries are a sensitive subject for Samsung. The S8 is expected the have a 3,000mAh battery and the S8+ will have a more powerful 3,500mAh version.

Samsung has made a point of stressing that the battery on the Galaxy S8 has undergone rigorous testing in a bid to avoid the issues of the Note 7.

Launch

The devices will be launched on 29 March and released on 28 April if all rumours are correct.

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