Samsung is reportedly preparing for the launch of the Galaxy S7 successor, the Galaxy S8, six months after the Galaxy Note7 hits the tech market. 

While everyone’s attention is focused on the upcoming big event of the South Korean company on Aug. 2 which will see the public unveiling of the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is already several steps ahead in preparing for its other big event in early 2017.

Come February 27 though March 2, 2017, the Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, and it is during this event that Samsung typically introduces its newest iteration of its successful Galaxy S line, according to ValueWalk

Rumor has it that Samsung is already busy constructing the Galaxy S8 to ensure that it gets launched six months after the release of the Note7.

As for its release date, many tech analysts and reviewers are claiming that Samsung will most probably release the device mid-April. 

As early as now, several tech sites are talking about the possible specs and features of the new Galaxy S handset. 

Trusted Reviews reported that the Galaxy S8 will most likely sport a powerful and up-to-date Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor and a 5.1-inch 4K/UHD display. 

In terms of hardware, the Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with the fifth-generation Gorilla Glass after Corning revealed just this Wednesday that the strengthened Gorilla Glass 4 successor has already entered production.

The Gorilla Glass 5 is expected to make the device unbreakable when dropped a little over five feet on a rough and concrete surface. 

Other interesting hardware tweaks include the placement of speakers on top and at the bottom of the handset to provide users with a more 3D sound experience, according to TechRadar

There is also mention of a dual-camera system that can work separately or together in capturing high-quality images.