Leaked Galaxy S8 video reveals Samsung’s new iPhone rival

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These are Samsung's new phones.
These are Samsung's new phones.
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While Samsung isn’t expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 until the end of March, a supposedly leaked video purports to show exactly what the upcoming phone looks like.

The video appears to show both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the larger S8+. Both devices seen in the video sport curved edge-to-edge displays. Samsung replaced physical buttons on the front with virtual ones, but the 3.5mm headphone jack is still there.

These will be Samsung’s first major new smartphones since Apple debuted the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last fall. Samsung tried to beat the iPhone 7 Plus to the market with the Galaxy Note 7. But weeks after its launch, the device was found to be prone to spontaneous combustion.

A global Galaxy Note 7 recall eventually ensued, and all units were destroyed.

The two videos showing the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ don’t mention details on the phones’ internals. New features are expected to include a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, wireless charging, retina scanning, better waterproofing and improved cameras.

Samsung is also likely to throw in some new software features. The company has reportedly been working on an upgraded digital assistant to rival Apple’s Siri.