These days, it’s nearly impossible to keep rumors from spreading about the most highly anticipated smartphones — so every little move from phone makers, even (or especially) innocent mistakes, is sure to mess with the leak-hungry public’s head.
Sharp-eyed observers at both Forbes and SamMobile claim to have noticed a new product support page on Samsung’s Indian website for a phone with the product number SM-G955FD. That number has been linked to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, the expected large-screen version of the upcoming Galaxy S8.
The page is now just a broken link, and there are no screenshots, so make of that what you will. When contacted by Mashable, a Samsung rep told us that it’s the company’s policy to refrain from commenting on unannounced products.
This wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has slipped up like this. Last month, the Korean beta page for Samsung Pay appeared to reveal the name Bixby, which fueled rumors about the upcoming in-phone AI system. After the news spread, the page was changed, scrubbing any mention of the Bixby name.
In addition to the support page, a potential S8 Plus logo was recently shared by phone leaker Evan Blass. It follows the general Samsung design aesthetic, but removes the “Edge” designation carried by the S7. Since both iterations of the S8 are rumored to have curved screens, this branding stays in line with expectations and looks like it could resurrect the “+” tag, which was last used on the Galaxy S6 edge+.
In case you were interested… pic.twitter.com/bpcOFZmOC3
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 10, 2017
The S8 Plus is expected to have a massive 6.2-inch edge-to-edge display, followed by the S8’s expected 5.8-inch screen. Other rumors hint at a rear fingerprint scanner, a pressure-sensitive display (similar to Apple’s 3D Touch) and, since it’s an open question with every new release now, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Every flagship release is important, but this one counts extra for Samsung: it’s the first major effort after the Note7 fiasco, and it’ll be competing against the potentially supercharged (and similarly leak-worthy) iPhone 8.