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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to have two rear cameras, no home button

Speculation is brewing that the Galaxy S8 will undergo drastic physical and hardware changes.

Samsung may have big changes in mind for its next flagship phone.

While the tech giant has not officially announced the successor to the Galaxy S7 yet (which is expected to be named the Galaxy S8) a report from the Korean news publication ETNews is speculating that the next iteration will look a lot different.

Several of the alleged changes include:

  • No physical home button. Instead, the phone will implement a home button function behind tempered glass or in the display.
  • Full-screen display. The front of the phone will only feature the display, no buttons or borders.
  • Dual rear cameras. The device will have a dual-camera set up similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.
  • 10-nanometer chip. According to the report's source, the S8's processor will be a hybrid of a Snapdragon 830 and Exynos chip.

Keep in mind that these are just rumors at this point, and ETNews has a mixed track record for leaking Samsung information. While not all of its rumors pan out, some do, like its later confirmed prediction that the Galaxy S7 will come in two variants: the original and the S7 Edge.

Currently, Samsung is dealing with a number of setbacks, including its Galaxy Note 7 recall saga and lawsuits with Apple. Because of the recent mishaps, ETNews posits the idea that the Galaxy S8 could see an early release, especially given the recall controversy. While this claim is mere speculation, more and more rumors about the Galaxy S8 are stacking up already and will probably do so until Samsung officially unveils the new phone.

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.