Ever since the original release of the Galaxy Note way back in 2011, Samsung has operated their mobile division with a 1, 2 punch consisting of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines released at the beginning and end of each year, respectively. That cycle, however, might be coming to an end now as the Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued and is no longer on sale, as the South Korean firm was once again forced to recall the device again. For the majority of users, this has led them going back to the Galaxy S7 Edge, as it's the closest product to the Galaxy Note 7 that they have on offer right now. Shareholders as well as the industry overall will now be looking ahead to the Galaxy S8 as Samsung hopes to keep their brand presence intact, despite the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
With that said, it looks as though much of the Galaxy S8 has already been set in stone, and that now, the firm is testing new software for the device, while constantly trying to improve it for the launch of the Galaxy S8. According to reports sent to SamMobile, a new ROM for the Galaxy S8 is being tested in South Korea, as well here in the United States and across the pond in the United Kingdom and in European countries such as Germany, Poland, France and Italy. Given that the launch for the Galaxy S8 is said to be around the same time as this year's launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, this shouldn't mean that the device's release has been brought forward. Instead, this only goes to confirm that Samsung isn't looking to deviate from the plan they already have in place.
So far, rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8 are centered around a standard version shipping with a 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display with a 2K resolution, while the larger, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display would be a curved 4K panel. The latter would make for a first for Samsung, as they haven't yet shipped a smartphone with a 4K display. As for internals a Snapdragon 830 or an Exynos 8895 would be taking care of the processing, while a larger battery will no doubt be included, too.