Samsung is rumored to be working on its next-gen flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is the successor of the Galaxy S7.

Rumors surrounding the impending Samsung handset have been surfacing online for a while now and the company is anticipated to debut the Galaxy S8 in April this year.

Close on the heels of assertions that the mass production of the smartphone is beginning in March, reports that the Galaxy S8 will house the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor have emerged online.

The news that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which was officially revealed at the CES 2017, comes from South Korean publication Business Korea.

The publication reveals that the Snapdragon 835 processor will "be used in Samsung Electronics' next strategic smartphone Galaxy S8."

The Snapdragon 835 processor is expected to power most top-end and upcoming smartphones of 2017. The new processor from Qualcomm deploys the company's 10 nm FinFet process node, which will ensure top-notch performance.

The new processor will not only be efficient but also enhance the battery life of the device as it consumes 25 percent less power than its predecessor. The chip will also offer support for Bluetooth 5.0.

What about Exynos 8895 you wonder? There is little information on this processor, but Samsung is expected to deploy this chip on some variants of the Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S8 Rumors

Samsung is widely anticipated to unveil two models of the Galaxy S7 smartphone's successor, namely the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 could possibly sport a flat display, whereas at the Galaxy S8 Plus may offer the rumored curved edge screen.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is also rumored to pack in support for the S Pen stylus like the company's Galaxy Note series handsets.

Samsung is also expected to kit the Galaxy S8 with an iris scanner — a feature it introduced on the Galaxy Note 7. The smartphone will reportedly mark the arrival of Bixby, the company's AI assistant.

The handset is also said to sport a 4K screen with a pixel density of 806 ppi. The Galaxy S8 may possibly house ARM's Mali-G71 GPU.

Samsung could also take the cue from Apple and include Force Touch display support on the Galaxy S8. The flagship will likely bypass the home button as well and an optical fingerprint scanner could be embedded in the home screen of the handset.

It is expected that Samsung will launch its 2017 flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in February.

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