Image Courtesy: YouTube Concept Video

Image Courtesy: YouTube Concept Video

The year 2016 was a terrible one for the South Korean giant, Samsung. It started on a positive note with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and their good sales, but later on turned out to be a disastrous year with the Galaxy Note 7. That said, Samsung will surely bet big on their upcoming flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Rumors are already rife over the Galaxy S8 with Samsung testing out various prototypes of the phone. Also, the launch date is just eight weeks away as the MWC 2017 is approaching already. So, we can expect a major upgrade over the Galaxy S7 and it will be an insane phone. Let’s check out what rumors have to say about the Galaxy S8, till date.

1) A New Galaxy S8 Plus Variant
Amidst all the rumors, the interesting one is that Samsung is testing the prototype of a 6-inch variant of the Galaxy S8 and it might be named as Galaxy S8 Plus. Also, some rumors even suggested that the Note series will be scrapped as the S8 Plus will get the support for S-Pen itself. But, it’s just a rumor and the fact that Samsung is testing various prototypes doesn’t justify that there will be an S8 Plus variant.

2) Bezel-Less Display
This news came even before the Galaxy S7 is released.  The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a bezel-less display if the rumors are believed to be true. But, there’s no more info regarding the same.

3) No Flat Panel Display Variant
This was officially confirmed by a Samsung spokesperson. The company hasn’t seen better sales for the Galaxy S7, but the S7 Edge was a huge hit in terms of sales. So, Samsung is looking to kill the flat panel variant of the phone.

4) Snapdragon 835 SoC
As expected, the Galaxy S8 will be powered by the powerful and upcoming Snapdragon 835 SoC along with 6GB of RAM. There are rumors saying that Samsung will launch the phone with their own Exynos chipset, but there are no details regarding this.

5) Same Glass and Metal Body Design
It looks like Samsung doesn’t want to go away with the glass and metal body design. That said, the Galaxy S8 will feature the same glass back with improved look and feel.