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.
In case you were interested… pic.twitter.com/bpcOFZmOC3
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 10, 2017
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.
I’ve been seeing this misreported quite a bit, so, just to clarify:
GS8 – 5.8″ QHD
GS8+ – 6.2″ QHD
Both displays are, ofc, SAMOLED.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2017
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.
Samsung have just sent off this trademark application. Say hello to Bixby! @SamsungMobile #Bixby #Samsung #SamsungS8 #AndroidAuthority pic.twitter.com/z5CiUHdo5o
— Sam @ ECD Recycling (@ecd_sam) February 10, 2017
“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.