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Galaxy S8 set to have an ‘UltraHD’ edge to edge display.

Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy handset will feature a radical 5.5inch ultra HD display – but no home button, the latest rumours have claimed.

The eagerly anticipated gadget will, the firm hopes, be able to repair some of the damage to the firm’s brand caused by the Galaxy Note 7.

The latest rumours, according to Android Police, point to a 4K display – which will make the handset perfect for VR applications.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February next year.

It could also have a revolutionary processor on board, after it was revealed the firm’s system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 a revolutionary nanometre technology to cram more components on a chip.

The chips are expected to be far more powerful and energy efficient that current designs, and Samsung is the first company in the industry to mass produce them.

The new chips allows ‘up to 30-percent increase in area efficiency with 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power consumption,’ Samsung said in a press release.

The death of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has put huge pressure on the firm for a new flagship device.

And it’s rumored that what could be called the Galaxy S8 will incorporate a dual-lens camera design and remove the home button for an edge-to-edge screen.

It’s also believed that the handset will have sleek, curved side-edges that could extend from the top to the bottom.

As many hope the Galaxy S8 will put the Apple’s 10 year anniversary smartphone to shame, many rumors suggest that the Korean firm will actually follow its lead.

With the removal of the iconic home button, Samsung will have no choice but to design a fingerprint-sensing display or place the feature behind the tempered glass – two strategies Apple has been parading around for quite some time.

Not only could this device be Samsung’s first bezel-less phone, but it would also be the first to have rear-dual cameras. Rumors suggest that pixels of the dual-cameras will support 16 megapixels and 8 megapixels

And because levels of concentration will be increased with a ‘full screen’, pictures and videos should be much clearer and even go so far as to produce a 3D effect.

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