With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now officially , Samsung could use a hit with its next handset, and we’ve got every reason to believe that handset will be the Galaxy S8 in a choice of two sizes.
According to sources , work has already begun on the firmware for the new phones – that’s the lower-level software that sits below Samsung’s TouchWiz version of Android, controlling the most basic device operations.
Work on the firmware began around the same time last year. That suggests the launch dates will also be pretty well aligned, and fits in with the current theory that the S8 will launch at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.
All around the world
The firmware ROM is reportedly being developed for use in China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, with more countries to follow. But apart from that we don’t know much about it.
The rumors about the Galaxy S8 as a whole have been flying thick and fast over recent weeks, though: there’s speculation that both the smaller and larger handsets , and one of them could be .
We’ve also heard whispers of , which all sounds very promising to us. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and pass on everything that leaks out over the next five months.