While Samsung has not said anything, many have assumed that the company’s next flagship smartphone will be the Galaxy S8. This is because based on the naming schemes we’ve seen so far, it makes perfect sense. Of course Samsung could shake things up but given how beloved the Galaxy S-series is, it makes sense that they’d want to continue leveraging it.
That being said the speculation about the name of the handset can be put to a halt right now. It has been recently discovered that Samsung has filed for a trademark for the “Galaxy S8” name (via SamMobile) in the US. The trademark also says that the name is for use for smartphones, which we guess was kind of a given already.
Basically this pretty much confirms that Samsung’s upcoming handset will be named the Galaxy S8, so that’s one aspect of the phone that has been confirmed. Rumors of the Galaxy S8 have been steadily leaking since 2016, with rumors suggesting that it could do away with the home button, the headphone jack, introduce a new voice assistant, and more.
More recent rumors have also suggested an upgraded S Health app. As to when the phone will be announced, there have been rumors that say that Samsung might show off the phone in secret at MWC, possibly to carrier partners, but an official reveal is expected in March or April at a Samsung-held event.