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Samsung removes the physical home button: The Galaxy S8 is better as a result

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City last week was very exciting and I enjoyed the opportunity to try out the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Check out ZDNet's Jason Cipriani's detailed first impressions).

Galaxy Note 6 leaks reveal Samsung's exciting plans

Now, following a series of major Galaxy Note 6 leaks, even the doubters may soon be converted.

Following a trio of revelations over the last 24 hours, it seems we now know just about every major feature of the Galaxy S7’s upcoming big brother and together they make for jaw dropping reading. Let’s break them down:

Leak One: Bring Out The Big Guns

First up to bat is GizmoChina which has the following Galaxy Note 6 spec revelations:

5.8-inch display with 2K resolution

Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chipset

6GB of RAM

4,200 mAh battery

Apple may have ditched Samsung as its iPhone 7 processor maker

According to a report in The Electronic Times (via 9to5Mac), the Cupertino firm wants TSMC to be the sole provider of the A10 chipset for the iPhone 7.

The Taiwanese iOS chip maker has previously provided processors for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, the new Apple TV, and the latest iPads.

But Samsung has supplied the chipsets for virtually every other iOS device since the original iPhone, including the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

The move is sure to come as a blow to the South Korean company, which is struggling to meet targets in its own mobile division.

More evidence of a water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7

The latest report to add credence to these rumours comes from tracking site Zauba ​(via SamMobile), which claims to have a list of the devices' components.

Listed parts include a waterproof mic and a SIM tray on both devices, and waterproof tape on the Galaxy S7 Edge - both handsets sound capable of making a splash.

It's unclear whether the latest Samsung flagships will be fully submergeable, but water-resistance looks like a given.

You can now register your interest in the Galaxy 7

Despite its still speculation-based status, Samsung's next-gen flagship phone has become the next must-have handset as a series of leaks point towards an impressive, iPhone 6S-rivalling specs sheet.

Now, smartphone seller Carphone Warehouse has started letting eager consumers register early interest in "Samsung's new Galaxy".

It is widely expected that the unnamed device - believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 - will be formally unveiled on February 21, the day before Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona.​

iPhones dominate the bestseller list for 2015 in UK

Figures from price comparison and switching service uSwitch suggest that no fewer than six of Britain's top ten bestselling handsets were iPhones this year.

And six was the magic number for Apple as the 16GB model of the iPhone 6 outsold the rest in 2015, followed by the 2-year-old iPhone 5S.

The 64GB version of the iPhone 6 came in third, with the base model of this year's iPhone 6S in fourth place.

The figures make bleak reading for Samsung, as its flagship Galaxy S6 only just cracked the top five, its 32GB incarnation pushing the iPhone 5C into sixth.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to be unveiled on February 21

Well, at least that's according to serial Twitter-based tech tipster 'Ricciolo' who has tweeted an alleged invite to the eagerly-awaited phone's big, Mobile World Congress-based unveil.

Dispelling claims the S7 will enter the realms of reality during the first weeks of 2016, it now appears that Sammy is sticking to its traditional launch cycle for its next, iPhone 6S-rivalling flagship phone.

With MWC 2016 set to run from February 22-25, the tipped unveiling on the 21st would see the phone debut the day before the biggest date in the mobile calendar kicks off proper.

iPhone 6S vs Samsung Galaxy S6, which is best

The cream of the iOS and Android crops, these two flagship phones have edged the battle for smartphone supremacy closer than ever before. Both will set you back considerable sums of money and neither will disappoint on the features front, but which is the best?

The iPhone 6S, like its predecessor, oozes style and sophistication despite being slightly plumper than its predecessor in a bid to avoid more Bendgate woes. At a streamlined 7.1mm thick, the elegant brushed metal body has added 0.2mm to its flowing, curvaceous waistline.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ pre-orders to begin August 20

After a less-than-favorable financial fissure in 2014, the company has been on a major image overhaul agenda. TouchWiz has been trimmed down, the Galaxies are now made of glass (well the high-end ones at least), and even the product logos have been refined. As the company prepares for its Unpacked event, new news is leaking out about the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the phablet-sized follow-up to this spring’s flagship.