Samsung look set to unveil their first phone since the doomed Note 7

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Samsung didn't have the best of years in 2016. While their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices were welcomed with open arms, things took a downward turn for the firm with the arrival of their Note 7. The company is now looking to put that firmly in the past and move on with their next Galaxy phone. 

It's thought the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place in late February. Some believe it could be the following month, however, at a stand alone event. 

As with every upcoming smartphone release, rumours are rife as to what features the phone will have and how it will look. GSMArena received information from a case-making firm that leads us to believe there will be an S8 and an S8 Plus unveiled by Samsung in the near future. 

The S8 Plus measures 152.38 x 78.51 x 7.94mm, making it both taller and wider than the S7 Edge. The Galaxy S8, however, is 140.14mm x 72.20 x 7.30mm, meaning it's slightly shorter and thinner than the S7, but wider.

Speculation around the features and the finish continue to float around, but only time will tell!