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Trademark filing suggests Samsung could introduce a 'Beast Mode' with the Galaxy S8

According to a report from Dutch website Galaxy Club, Samsung has filed a trademark in the EU for the term 'Beast Mode', which could suggest a new performance mode feature for the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship.

Although not much is known about the feature, we have already seen that with the Nougat Preview for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung added games and a high-performance mode. 'Beast Mode' could unlock a higher performance mode on the Galaxy S8 when users really need it.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to launch in two variants – one with an octa-core Snapdragon 835 (for key markets like North America), and the other with an unnamed Exynos chipset (for dual-SIM regions like India). However, both chipsets will be produced using the 10nm architecture, which will increase efficiency without compromising the performance.

Rumors have also suggested that the Galaxy S8 will come with a hefty 8GB of RAM, which will start to put some desktop computers to shame. It has also been rumored that Samsung is ditching the home button to reposition the fingerprint scanner to the back panel, which could be a radical change given that Samsung has only used front-facing fingerprint sensors in previous flagships. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at a dedicated event in New York City sometime in April.

Source: European Trademark and Design Network via Galaxy Club (Dutch)

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