Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in February and the company is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 edge in February 2017. Rumors of the company's flagship devices have been surfacing for a few months and latest reports reaffirm that both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 edge will sport dual curved screen.

The Galaxy S7 has a flat 5.1-inch screen while the Galaxy S7 edge sports a bigger 5.5-inch curved screen. A previous Tech Times report highlighted that Samsung may ditch flat screen in the upcoming Galaxy S8.

The Korea Herald cites sources familiar with the matter and reports that Samsung will in fact move from flat screen to curved screens in all the variants of Galaxy S8. The report also suggests that Samsung has already started securing display panels for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 edge.

Market experts believe that lower than expected sales of the Galaxy S7 has prompted the Korean company to produce the next-gen Galaxy S8 only in curved screen version.

The Galaxy S6 edge was the first Samsung device to come with a curved screen and it was welcomed well by customers and tech gurus alike. The company did not expect a high demand for the Galaxy S6 edge and sales were affected due to hefty orders. Samsung has made changes to the manufacturing process of the display panel, which is more efficient and ensures a seamless supply of screens.

Apart from a curved display, the Galaxy S8 is also expected to come with dual-camera setup, a feature that Apple launched in its iPhone 7 Plus. Rumors have also noted that the Galaxy S8 may have a dual boot system. The feature will allow users to run either Windows Phone operating system or Android on their mobile phone.

Galaxy phone fans are expecting to see a faster processor in the Galaxy S8. Many smartphone makers have included 6 GB of RAM in their flagship handsets. It is likely that Samsung may use 6 GB of RAM in the next-gen Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 edge.

Samsung offering the Galaxy S8 only in a curved screen variant should not come as a surprise because the company launched the Galaxy Note 7 only with a curved screen.

The launch of Galaxy S8 is still a few months away and it is unlikely that Samsung will reveal any details of the handset soon. Till then, customers will have to take rumors about the Galaxy S8 with a pinch of salt.

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