Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs rumors update: Next gen flagship smartphone to arrive with Exynos 8895?

New Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 21. | Reuters/Albert Gea

Now that Samsung has finally released the new Galaxy Note 7, fans are excited about the next generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. The device is expected to come out early next year packed with impressive specs and features. Although the South Korean company has yet to provide concrete details about the upcoming smartphone, it has already become a favorite subject of rumors and speculations all over the internet. According to the latest reports, the highly anticipated handset will arrive with a curved display technology.

According to reports, Samsung will no longer manufacture a flat-screen Galaxy S8. There are rumors suggesting that the company will only release Galaxy S8 models with curved display set up. Apparently, the company has decided to ditch the flat screen model starting on the S8.

When Samsung released the first ever Galaxy S smartphone with a curved display earlier this year, fans and critics have nothing but positive reviews about it. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sales had skyrocketed the moment it hit the market. The success of the Galaxy S7 Edge may have influenced the decision of the company to no longer produce a flat screen Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Meanwhile, in a report by SamMobile, the device may also come out with a dual boot feature, Android and Windows operating system. The idea came out after a patent filed in May 2015 in South Korea that showed a handset with two operating systems. However, this has yet to be confirmed by Samsung. As far as it specs under the hood, the device is expected to come with a Snapdragon 830 processor from Qualcomm. However, there are rumors circulating suggesting that Samsung may go with their own Exynos 8895 for the new Galaxy S8. The powerful processor will be paired with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8.