As more rumors keep coming in with respect to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the South Korean tech giant seems to be making bolder steps in readiness for the launch of the phones in the coming weeks.
It has been speculated that the two phones will be unveiled official on March 29, but a few units will also be teased at the MWC 2017 event that will take place a month before the reported official launch of the phones, starting February 27 all the way to March 2.
Even though Samsung has remained coy on any details regarding the Galaxy S8 (as expected), it is not easy to prevent leaks from flowing out. In addition to the many details out there regarding the design, specs, and features of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, we now have more concrete evidence that indeed the Galaxy S8, at least for now, is a real thing.
From what has been obtained by the hawkeyed Slashleaks, it appears that Samsung has just filed for a Galaxy S8 trademark application, which confirms that indeed the phone is coming. This step moves us closer to seeing the phone in real flesh, especially now that rumors out there claim the design and specs of the phones have already been finalized.
If this is true, we may end up seeing some huge changes on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 when compared to previous models. Even though the two models from last year will be refreshed, we are looking at a changed design language as well as screen size, leave alone the internal specs’ changes, which are obvious. The latest word on the street has it that the standard Galaxy S8 will ship with a 5.7-inch curved screen while the S8 Plus will come with a 6.2-inch curved screen.
Under the hood, both phones will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835, but there should be Exynos variants coming in as well. The phones are expected to ship with a huge 6GB RAM, same as the Galaxy C9 Pro (Samsung’s first), while the cameras will also be bumped up, with reports that the selfie shooter will shift to an 8MP lens that supports autofocus.
Whether or not these features will stand should be open in the next few weeks, but for now, take everything about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with a grain of salt, including this latest leak.