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The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

As the release of the Galaxy S8 gets nearer, more details about the upcoming Samsung flagship phone keep popping. A new report confirms that the tech titan is set to remove the 3.5 mm headphone from the Galaxy S8, further revamping the already popular Galaxy S line.

Following the footsteps of the Apple iPhone, Samsung has reportedly made up its mind about removing the headphone jack from the Galaxy S8. The South Korean electronics giant will instead use a USB Type-C port. SamMobile exclusively confirmed the company’s move.

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The report further stated that the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack shall not only allow the Galaxy S8 to remain slim, it will likewise permit the handset to equip a larger battery. Aside from the headphone jack, Samsung is also expected to ditch the Galaxy S8’s Home button. The phone is projected to have a large screen-to-body ratio with a look comparable to the now-discontinued Galaxy Note 7.

SamMobile also reported that the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint scanner will be integrated with its Super AMOLED display. If this pushes through, the Galaxy S8 shall be the first mobile phone to feature proper optical fingerprint identification. Samsung is beefing up its next flagship’s stereo speakers as well with the help of connected car specialist Harman International, which the company acquired a few weeks ago for US$80 billion (AU$107 billion).

Samsung is also set to launch a bunch of external accessories alongside the Galaxy S8. Apart from the S8’s Clear View Cover, Keyboard Cover and LED View Cover case, the company is said to release a deluxe Protective Cover made of Alcantara leather, which is normally used on the interior of expensive luxury vehicles. An on-the-go 2,600 mAh battery pack and a fancy multimedia dock are also to be included in the official line-up of Galaxy S8 accessories.

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The Galaxy S8 is expected to be launched in two variants: a regular 5.7-inch unit with an Edge-like display and a bigger 6.2-inch bezel-less model. The new S8 handsets are going to pack either the Exynos 8895 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset, depending on the country.

Samsung is set to officially reveal the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress 2017, which starts on Feb. 27 in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is projected to go on sale in March 2017.