If there was any doubt about the name of Samsung’s next smartphone, that’s all over now.
Samsung has applied for a trademark on the Galaxy S8 branding, which is as close as we’ll get to confirmation of the handset’s name prior to launch. The trademark application was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which published the documents earlier this morning. However, the application was originally filed last week, on January 12.
In the application, Samsung outlines a bunch of different devices that the trademark can be applied to. The list, unsurprisingly, includes: smartphones, tablets, data cables, headsets, earphones, phone cases, and even portable speakers.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 next month, at a dedicated event in Barcelona that will likely fall just before the city’s annual Mobile World Congress tech tradeshow – MWC 2017. Similarly, we’d expect rival brands like Sony (Xperia X2?) and LG…