Galaxy S8 launching on Feb 26?

A prominent mobile tipster has leaked new information about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, giving us a major clue as to the phone’s release date. According to Ricciolo, the handset will be announced on Sunday, February 26, at 19:00 (CEST).

In any case, irrespective of the leak, you should expect the Galaxy S8 to launch around the time of Mobile World Congress – that’s February or March.

According to ETNews, Samsung is preparing a massive redesign of the Galaxy S8, and the main changes are coming to the front of the handset. The device is reportedly getting a new screen, complete with brand new features. If you’re familiar with iPhone 8 rumors you probably can guess what these new features are.

Samsung is looking to deliver features and designs that were not available before. According to the report, the company will kill the home button on the new Galaxy phone and integrate it into the display.

The home button’s fingerprint sensor will not go away and will be found under the OLED screen.

Samsung is said to have decided to adorn the S8 with a dual rear camera arrangement.

The chipsets powering the Galaxy S8 will be Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830, in a 50/50 split. The SD830 will be produced by Samsung’s fab using a 10nm process, as previously rumored.

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