Galaxy S8+ name tipped through official Samsung support page, Bixby leaks via trademark filing

samsung s7 on table - Galaxy S8+

In a posting on Samsung’s official support page, the name Galaxy S8+, which is presumed to be a larger version of the still unannounced standard S8, has leaked.

The support page lists the Galaxy S8+ on the South Korean manufacturer’s India website, complete with the model number SM-G955FD.


Over the weekend, prolific mobile leakster Evan Blass shared a photo of the Samsung Galaxy S8+’s design and branding via a tweet. This information was later corroborated in a Reddit thread pointing to Samsung India’s support page. Blass also clarified that the Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD display and that the S8+ comes equipped with 6.2-inch QHD glass.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, the S8+ leak seems to indicate that Samsung has plans to ditch the Edge branding it started adopting with the S6 Edge.


Samsung’s upcoming virtual assistant, which is rumoured to be called Bixby, was also leaked in a recent trademark application. Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant trademark was originally posted on Twitter by user @ecd_sam.

As expected, the trademark filing describes a virtual assistant that’s very similar to Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri.


“Smartphones; mobile telephones; portable computers; tablet computers; interactive computer software enabling exchange of information across a computer network; computer software to enable the provision of information via communications networks; computer communication.” The description indicates that Bixby may very well the new digital assistant for Samsung devices, starting with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+,” reads the filing.

Following Samsung’s purchase of Viv Labs, a U.S.-based artificial-intelligence software company, it has been predicted that Samsung is working on its own virtual assistant, though a report stemming from the Wall Street Journal indicates its technology will be based on S Voice and not Vive Labs’ technology.