Brace yourselves – Galaxy Note 8 leaks like this one to commence

Samsung only recently announced their latest flagship, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the units are still in that limbo period between product announcement and shipping to customers, but that is not stopping the upcoming onslaught of rumors and leaks for the next major Samsung smartphone. That device will be the Galaxy Note 8, assuming Samsung sticks with past naming convention, to be released later this year. Samsung’s next stylus-oriented smartphone should generate quite a bit of interest after last year’s disaster with the Galaxy Note 7. Over on Weibo, an image surfaced that purports to show the new Galaxy Note 8.

Massive leak reveals alleged specs and features of upcoming HTC U “Ocean”

Just because the Galaxy S8 launched last week doesn’t mean that the leaks have dried up. This week, it’s HTC’s turn in the glaring spotlight, with a whole bunch of details leaking on the specifications of the rumored HTC U or Ocean flagship, including things such as Edge Sense and possibly real-time HDR processing. Join us after the break for more details.

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt hypes Andy Rubin’s phone, says it’s “coming very soon”

It’s no secret that Eric Schmidt and Andy Rubin are friends after all the years they spent together working at Google. When Rubin was brought in over a decade ago to continue developing Android, Schmidt was Google’s chairman and chief executive officer. The two were employed by Google at the same time from 2005 to 2014. There’s no doubt they’ve kept in touch since Rubin left the company on good terms.

Schmidt, who’s now Alphabet’s chairman, went ahead and expressed support for his former colleague’s next endeavor earlier today on Twitter.

Verizon’s packaging for the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

Just one week remains. This time next week we’re going to find out exactly what Samsung’s next flagship offers. It’s the phone of 2017 that millions of people are waiting for, especially since the Galaxy Note 7 was pulled from the market as fast as it arrived. A lot is riding on the Galaxy S8 as Samsung hopes it’ll regain the trust of consumers and have a global success on its hands.

Today, another leak occurred. It’s a set of two images showing the packaging Verizon will use for its model of the Galaxy S8. Because of the leak, we know the packaging Samsung will use in the United States for all carriers and retailers. Samsung goes for a streamline look with its packaging.