Earlier this week, the Galaxy S8 officially started leaking, first through rendered images and then via Samsung’s own promotional videos for its AMOLED display technology. Now those leaks seem to have been confirmed once again as this week, Samsung filed a patent application for the name ‘Galaxy S8’, in preparation for the device’s official unveiling.
The trademark for ‘Galaxy S8’ was applied for on the 12th of January 2017, confirming the naming for the device we have been seeing leaks of all week long. Unfortunately, the patent application doesn’t give any other details away like screen size or colour options.
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Aside from the patent filing, late this week someone managed to get their hands on the front glass panels intended for use with the Galaxy S8, confirming the ambitious ‘all-screen’ design with minimal bezels and the top, bottom and sides. This leak also confirms that we will see two different sizes for the Galaxy S8, with one being larger with curved edges.
As far as internal specifications go, right now we only have rumours to go off. The Galaxy S8 is currently expected to launch with the Snapdragon 835 SoC, which Samsung is manufacturing for Qualcomm using the 10nm process. We may see the Galaxy S8 make the jump to 6GB of RAM for multitasking and we can expect the usual host of camera improvements.
KitGuru Says: The Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be quite the phone, though we still don’t know exactly when to expect its launch. Perhaps we will get a peek at it during the Mobile World Congress next month but chances are, the actual device won’t hit store shelves until closer to April.