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Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak gives us a close look at button changes

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Samsung is planning to launch its Galaxy S8 handset on March 29th, but we’ve already seen photos, videos, and even press images leak ahead of its debut. A fresh round of hands-on images have leaked today, and they give us a slightly better look at some big design changes Samsung is making to its 2017 flagship smartphone.

Slash Leaks has provided some close up images of the new on-screen home button for the Galaxy S8, and a good idea of just how small the front bezels are. They look incredibly small, which has clearly been aided by removing the physical home button from the front of the display. At the back of what is reportedly the larger Galaxy S8 Plus, you can see a separate sensor next to the camera that appears to be the fingerprint reader.

We’ve heard rumors of the fingerprint reader at the rear before, but this is the best look we’ve seen so far. Sammobile speculates this could also work as a physical home button, but it seems unlikely that Samsung would want to force Galaxy S8 owners to reach for the rear of their device to navigate around Android. Given the vast amount of Galaxy S8 leaks, we might know the answers to the home button mystery and other aspects of the device before the phone even launches on March 29th.

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