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Gallery: Top five rumored Galaxy S8 features to watch

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone is expected o launch in April. Here are the top five features we are looking forward to.
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1 of 6 VentureBeat / Evan Blass

Upcoming flagship

Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed it will launch the Galaxy S8 smartphone in 2017. The new flagship is highly anticipated, following Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 flop.

See also: Galaxy S8 rumor round-up

Samsung will be looking for a hit with the Galaxy S8, set to take on Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone 8 set for later in the year. While Samsung has remained quiet on Galaxy S8 specifics, leaks and rumors have painted a portrait of the Galaxy S8. Here are the top five features we are looking forward to ahead of its rumored March unveil.

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2 of 6 Samsung Display

Edge to edge display

Evleaks of VentureBeat reported Samsung will include an edge to edge display on the Galaxy S8. The display could take up as much as 83 percent of the front of the handset.

See also: Samsung Display ad could suggest Galaxy S8 design

One handset will feature a 5.8-inch display and another will feature a 6.2-inch display, with no soft touch buttons on the front of the devices like previous versions of the Galaxy. Both will have an "edge" display, and you can expect Samsung branding at the top of the device, Evleaks said.

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3 of 6 CNET/CBS Interactive

Bixby AI

Previously, Samsung confirmed new artificial intelligence for the Galaxy S8. Evleaks reported Samsung will call the AI tool "Bixby," and it could perform tasks like ordering food or making a calendar appointment, without having to launch third-party applications. Users will simply be able to speak to the digital assistant.

Look out Siri!

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4 of 6 CNET Korea

Rear fingerprint scanner and soft keys

To compensate for the added screen real estate, the Galaxy S8 may include its fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset. Leaked drawings from CNET Korea showed a fingerprint sensor and home button on the back of the Galaxy S8.

"The reason why it is on the right rather than the rear centre is because most people hold their smartphone in their right hand and the right index finger touches this location," a Samsung official told CNET Korea.

Software keys are believed to appear on the screen to help navigate the Galaxy S8.

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5 of 6 CNET/CBS Interactive

Snapdragon 835

Like many other flagship smartphones in 2017, Samsung is believed to include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor within the Galaxy S8. The successor of the Snapdragon 820, the Snapdragon 835 is smaller, more compact and lightweight. It's also said to consume 25 percent less power.

Samsung is reportedly hoarding supply of the Snapdragon 835 chip for the Galaxy S8's launch, in hopes of forcing competitors to use older technology for their 2017 flagship launches.

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6 of 6 ZDNet

USB-C... and headphone jack!

Samsung will move the Galaxy S8 to USB-C for charging and connectivity, a step it first took with the failed Galaxy Note 7 and new Galaxy A. The new standard, USB-C brings speed and power enhancements over USB 3.

It's been reported Samsung will include a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy S8. The rival iPhone 7 from Apple forced customers to go wireless, have Lightning-connected headphones, or buy an adapter.

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