Galaxy S8 could sport virtual buttons

Samsung Galaxy S8In a new leak detailing fresh features for the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, it looks as if the traditional physical home button may be eliminated in favour of an interface which is entirely featured on-screen, according to Android Police.

This information came alongside details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3, with observers speculating that these two devices may well share similar design cues as Samsung seeks to tie together its portable device ranges.

By getting rid of the home button, the vast majority of the front of the S8 can be taken up by its display, meaning the screen can get bigger without increasing the dimensions of the device compared with its predecessors.

This does mean that the fingerprint scanner has now moved to the rear surface, although this is not unusual in the mobile market at the moment.

The final revelation about the S8 which emerged this week is that it will feature an output that will allow it to hook up to an HDMI-compatible monitor, so that it can display content on a larger screen.

The launch of the Galaxy S8 was originally expected to occur during MWC 2017 this month, but it has since been pushed back to receive its own dedicated unveiling in Apri