Leaked pictures show Galaxy S8, LG G6 complete with cases

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Few phone tipsters are as prolific or as well-informed as Evan Blass (@evleaks) and the man has had another Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 shot to show off this weekend – one that sees the flagship phone wearing some kind of case.

We don’t know where the cases are from but the picture does give us a clear look at the front and back of the Galaxy S8. The bezels at the side of the phone’s display have been reduced to just about nothing and the fingerprint scanner has been moved around to the rear of the device, next to the camera.

The LG G6, meanwhile, is shown rocking its dual-lens camera with the fingerprint sensor also around the back, as it was on the LG G5. There’s also a look at the skin LG is planning to put on top of Android this time around. Click through on the image below to see the full view of both phones.

These images appear to be the real deal, considering the reputation of the source – and they match up with other leaks we’ve already seen for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. We’re expecting LG’s flagship to be unveiled on February 26, with the Samsung phone probably showing up a month later.

One other rumor floating around the web this weekend about the Galaxy S8 concerns the phone’s battery: apparently Samsung is planning to fit some of the S8 phones with battery packs supplied by Sony, making it the third battery supplier alongside Murata Manufacturing and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung itself.

People “familiar with the matter” told the Wall Street Journal that the company wants to diversify its battery suppliers to avoid another repeat of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Let’s hope this time around there are no burning phones and no mass recalls.

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