With the Galaxy Note 7 now out of the picture, a lot rests on the Galaxy S8 as far as Samsung's mobile ambitions are concerned. The device was originally rumored to be announced at the MWC trade show next February in the Spanish city of Barcelona, although the latest rumors now suggest that Samsung may very well choose to introduce it at an event in New York City in April. We have also heard quite a few other rumors about the hardware specs and software features of Samsung’s upcoming flagship, all of which point at a truly premium device that the company hopes will be able to bury the ghost of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, the latest rumor about the Galaxy S8 seems to suggest that the device will come with a ‘Beast Mode’, although there’s no word on what that may entail.
According to the report, the South Korean company recently filed an application with the EU to trademark the aforementioned phrase, although there’s no word on if it will, indeed, be a feature on the upcoming device. There is, however, some leaked documentation that seems to show that the company had indeed applied for such a trademark in the continent earlier this month. Now, thanks to some sections of the online tech media in Europe, some of the alleged documents that relate to the application have now surfaced. Either way, with no official explanation in sight for what this so-called Beast Mode may be all about, rumors on the social media seem to indicate that turning on the feature will very likely make the processor run at max frequency with all power-saving features turned off, quite possibly at the cost of battery efficiency.
However, with everything still in the realms of speculation, the market will have to wait a little longer to find out exactly what Beast Mode is and what it will offer. Beast Mode or not though, the upcoming device is likely to come with a number of firsts, including a display panel that promises to be curved on all four sides. As well as the Galaxy S8 will also apparently be the first to support Bluetooth v5.0 and sport an optical fingerprint scanner, which is likely to be embedded underneath the screen itself.