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The rumour mill is certainly cranking up when it comes to news about the next Samsung Galaxy phone with the launch getting ever closer.

The flagship phone which is seen as many as being the phone which will make the public forget the disaster that was the Note 7 has had its fair share ofrumors surrounding it.

The latest rumor now has it that the Galaxy S8 will launch on March 29th and is allegedly scheduled to become available from the week beginning April 24th with a hefty price tag of around $849.

This is according to @Ricciolo1 on Twitter. There have been previous rumors claiming that the new flagship phone will indeed debut in April, so this lines up pretty well with that. 

According to the tweet, Samsung will be present at MWC, but that the Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled to the general public. Instead, it’s believed that the new model will be shown off to a small selection of media outlets.

Now it is as usual prudent to take this rumor with a pinch of salt as there have been no official announcements regarding the release date for the S8. We'll keep you posted on any new developments on this front.

The buzz around the Samsung flagship phone for 2017 -- the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is being seen as many as Samsung's comeback after the Note 7 fiasco and therefore the furor around it has been massive.

Samsung Display have not helped matters releasing two promotional videos showcasing a Samsung phone. The internet has been agog with speculation that the videos reveal the prototype of the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

What we know so far from several leaked renders is that the smartphone would be arriving with a larger screen-to-body ratio. The two videos released by Samsung Display are in Korean so we have no idea what was said or written but we do see the display that will be incorporated on future smartphones by the Korean company.

According to online rumors, the phone shown in the two video is a prototype of Galaxy S8 and it sports a thinner top and bottom bezels compared to the recent Samsung flagship. The physical Home button is absent on the device.

From earlier reports it has been gathered that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two screen sizes. Its 5-inch screen variant is rumored to launch as Galaxy S8 whereas its 6-inch display model is speculated to arrive as Galaxy S8 Plus. The larger of the two devices is believed to come with a dual camera setup where the rear panel of Galaxy S8 is expected to feature single camera.

As for what's under the hood, the phone houses the Snapdragon 835 SoC while 6 GB or 8 GB RAM is likely to power the Galaxy S8 variants. Samsung is also expected to release Exynos 8895 chipset variants for Galaxy S8. It is expected to come loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. It is expected to come in storage models of 128 GB and 256 GB.

The rumours have suggested that like the iPhone 7, the 3.5 mm audio jack will be dispensed of, but some renders have suggested otherwise.

Other features of the smartphone include water-resistance capabilities, microSD card support, Bluetooth 5.0 and 4,200 mAh battery. Speculations have also hinted that the Samsung may sell an option S-Pen accessory for Galaxy S8 models.

We don't know the exact date of the launch of the S8, but rumours suggest it could be the 18th of April.

You can check out the videos in contention below.

Beast mode-- the very mention of that is intriguing and we can bet that's exactly what Samsung meant for it to be.
According to some trademark paperwork filed in the European Union, Samsung is introducing a still unknown feature known as the “Beast Mode” in the Galaxy S8. And while it's unknown exactly what it'll do, we are sure of at least one thing-- your battery is going down!
Power modes are no new thing for Smartphones today with Battery saving modes, “Performance” modes and even “Gaming” mode trying to squeeze out more juice of the tiny computer/phone. So with a name like beast, it's no wonder people are a tad scared.
While there may be fear as to what Beast Mode could do, there's no argument that the Galaxy S8 is going to be an awesome phone. From the rumoured Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, or an Exynos equivalent under the hood and 6 or even 8 GB of RAM, you know it on. There is a high chance that it will be geared towards VR scenarios, where such an ultra high-performance mode would be handy.
When you consider the story with the  S7, you do fear when something like Beast Mode doesn't 'blow up' in their faces. Taxing the smartphone’s processor any more than normal would inevitably lead to more heat, which could lead to dangerous battery temperatures. Even if it doesn’t explode, the mere presence of excessive heat could still cause users to become concerned or even panic. 
So it remains to be seen where Samsung goes with this, we sure hope they know what they're doing if they go down this route.

With the dust finally beginning to clear on the Samsung debacle, it seems the Korean company would be featuring a lot of the cool new kinks that Apple will also be featuring on their iPhone 8.
So things like; all-screen design with buttons and sensors incorporated into the display, 3D Touch support, dual-lens rear camera, and a personal voice assistant all from the iPhone may be coming with the Samsung Galaxy S8.
This doesn't mean Samsung only plans to just copy, they will be doing some tinkering of their own and nothing will be more exciting than their personal voice assistant which should make a debut with the S8.
According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy S8’s AI assistant will come with two personalities, including male (Bixby) and female (Kestra) voices, and bring over support for mobile payments by voice.
The site discovered new AI-related trademark applications filed in South Korea and the European Union, which mention the two names and variations thereof.
Interestingly, the name Bixby Pay has also been spotted, suggesting that Samsung is looking to let people pay for goods by simply voicing the appropriate instruction to either Bixby or Kestra.
The company responsible for this is Viv, who Samsung has now acquired and make services and products like Siri.

Siri can do payments with PayPal at the moment, but if the rumours are to be true, then Bixby and Kestra might just be better than Siri. 
Your move Apple.

Samsung may have suffered in the court of public opinion after the disaster that was the S7, but they already have big plans for their next phone in the Galaxy series.
According to PC mag, the South Korean company is developing a new digital assistant for its upcoming Galaxy smartphone.
Some of the phone's prototypes include a dedicated button to easily summon the AI-based helper.
This move is hardly surprising as Samsung acquired an artificial intelligence company Viv Labs and they are going to use the interface with future Galaxy smartphones.
According to PC mag a Samsung spokeswoman said, "Samsung is excited to begin integrating initial AI capabilities into its future products and we look forward to sharing further details at a later date,"
Apart from the possibility of a new AI system, precious little is known about the Galaxy S8. The most anticipated piece of information perhaps is just when it will arrive although Samsung have said nothing about this.
Samsung have had a rough time of it, but despite the fiasco of the S7, they are still the leading smartphone retailer and are yet to be knocked off that perch.

Well rumors have it that Samsung is working on its next Smartphone which is the Samsung Galaxy S8,and the question you might want to ask are,What would the phone look like?,when is the release date?,what are the latest updates?,how much would it cost?,and so on.

Well this is just a concept of what the S8 may look like and not really the real design.The release date is not known yet but it could be announced early 2017.The S8 is supposed to be an improved version of the S7 and previous generations so expect nothing but better features from the S8,rumors have it that the S8 would have a 4k screen built for VR Gear Headset and also a projector to view whatever is displayed on the screen on any platform.The price also is yet to be know but just have it known that it would not be cheap.

This is a view to what we think the S8 may look like:

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