Samsung is set to unveil a radical new redesign for its upcoming smartphone, the Galaxy S8.
The phone, which is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress in February, could be the most revolutionary handset in Samsung’s history.
According to a report in Bloomberg, the S8 will push the boundaries of smartphone design with its never before seen “all screen design”.
The redesign will see Samsung drop the bezel around the outside of the display, which will enable room for an all new curved edge to edge display.
“The bezel-less displays will provide more viewing real estate while a virtual home button will be buried in the glass in the the lower section, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details haven’t been released,” Bloomberg claims.
As previously reported, the new display will see Samsung drop the home button which is used in its current lineup of smartphones in favour of a virtual button which will be built into the display, and which sounds similar to the one featured on the iPhone 7.
The overhaul of the design Samsung is expected to undertake on the Galaxy S8 will be the first time the Korean tech giant has updated the design of its flagship smartphone in more than two years.
However, Samsung is still expected to keep the 5.1 and 5.5 inch variants of the phone.
While the Galaxy S8 has been tipped to be launched in February 2017, new reports now suggest that this could be delayed until April as Samsung prepares to introduce more rigorous battery testing in a bid to avoid the same problems that plague the now discontinued Galxy Note 7.
Reports from earlier this week also claimed that Samsung will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy S8.
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