The Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 is about to hit the market

After a report suggested that Samsung will show a Galaxy S8 video teaser during its February 26th event, a new rumor from Korea indicates that a day later Samsung will actually tell us when the Galaxy S8 will be launched.

According to a report by Korean news outlet, Hankyung, Samsung may be preparing to tease the release date of the Galaxy S8 during Mobile World Congress 2017, a far cry from Samsung's usual affair with MWC. In terms of connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could sport USB C-Type, which will help in faster data transfer and fast charging. Samsung is widely expected to introduce the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet at the evening event, where it would have normally made an announcement about the Galaxy S8, due to its announcement cycle.

Samsung recently revealed the results of the Galaxy Note 7 investigation and is now preparing for its next big release, the Galaxy S8. Faulty battery issues in the premium phablet smartphones by Apple did contribute to quite a huge blow to Samsung's market position with the company taking a hit of at least $5 billion (roughly Rs. 35,433 crores) since the third quarter. With the Galaxy S8 release in proximity, we are getting closer and closer to a bad finish for the otherwise great smartphone and its Edge variant.

Earlier Tuesday, the company published what is believed to be the S8 Plus support page live on its Samsung India website, according to Forbes.

A Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G930F has shown up on the Geekbench benchmark database.

It will also be the first smartphone to feature Samsung's voice assistant Bixby and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Uh oh, did Samsung blow the lid on its own Galaxy S8 Plus phone?

Other rumored specs include 64 GB of base native storage, a 3,500 mAh battery, a almost bezel-free design, an iris scanner, and a nifty AI assistant called Bixby, rumored to support up to eight languages. The rumored unveiling is just a little over a month from now so we'll get the official scoop directly from the source soon enough.

  • Arturo Norris