Samsung’s ‘make or break’ Galaxy S8 smartphone will finally be unveiled at a special event in New York next month, it has been reported.
The new handset will try to repair some of the damage done by the firm’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7, which was forced to recall after battery problems caused fires.
The new handset will come in two sizes, both with curved screens, according to the Wall Street Journal.
‘One of the people familiar with the matter said the new phone is set to be unveiled at an event in New York late next month,’ it claims.
In previous versions, Samsung has released both curved ‘Edge’ models and a more traditional screen.
The new handset is also expected to dump the home button, and instead have a fingerprint sensor on the rear and iris scanning to unlock the phone.
It will also feature Bixby, Samsung’s updated AI assistant, along with a dedicated button for the feature, the WSJ says.
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