Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the many phones expected to rock this 2017. While the names of the two phones are not yet confirmed, it appears that the South Korean tech giant has already begun trials for the two flagships.
Samsung is rumored to be working on a complete design overhaul for the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 where it will also feature its innovative dual-edge display screen. While the Edge tag was used to separate the two handsets from 2016 namely Samsung Galaxy S7 and the curved Galaxy S7 Edge, given that both Galaxy S8 models will come with a curved dual-edge screen has meant Samsung seeks for a new style of naming its handsets. There could be a better differentiator than the “Plus” tag, which is already being used by Apple and several other Android OEMs.
If all goes well, we’ll have a Samsung Galaxy S8 alongside a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus this 2017 and according to the latest developments, both models are already being tested. Apparently, the Chinese variants being tested carry software build numbers G9500ZCU0APLF for the Galaxy S8 and G9550ZCU0APLF for the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Samsung GALAXY S8 Chinese version starts testing！
— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) January 2, 2017
Samsung is not just testing the Chinese variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but also the international variants of the same phones. Apparently, the latter are being tested for software versions G950FXXU0APLH for the Galaxy S8 and G955FXXU0APLH for the Galaxy S8 Plus.
While not so much can be gathered from the leaked info regarding the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the reporter further adds that the phones will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is nothing new.
Even though this is not an official report from Samsung, considering that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus should be announced at next month’s MWC 2017 event, it is about time the two went into testing, just like the leak suggests. We’ll keep following the matter and bring you the latest developments so far!