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A woman speaks on an Apple phone as she passes an advert for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in London, Britain, September 2, 2016. Reuters/Luke MacGregor

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may feature an S pen stylus according to a new report. The South Korean tech giant may be pushing towards filling the void left by the Galaxy Note 7 as the upcoming Galaxy S8 is also reportedly going to adopt the now-discontinued handset’s technology and display.

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The new report, which originated from China and initially disclosed by SamMobile, claims that Samsung is set on making a stylus available as an external accessory for the rumoured 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 variant that is supposedly bezel-free with a full RGB AMOLED Edge-like display. The S Pen has never been integrated with previous Galaxy S series phones as it has always been exclusively associated with the Note series handsets. This will be a first if ever it pushes through.

This may be another move by Samsung to regain lost fans and revenue due to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Previous reports have indicated that the Galaxy S8 may equip the Y-OCTA display technology that was first used on the Galaxy Note 7. It was also mentioned that the upcoming S8 handsets may end up using the exact Super AMOLED QHD resolution display panels that the Note 7 had.

The Galaxy S8, which is expected to be priced considerably higher than any of the current S7 phones, may end up as a Note clone if all the reports end up being true. Samsung has never hinted on discontinuing the Note series, though. This may be the company’s way of recapturing Note fans’ hearts while also satisfying the cravings of S series aficionados.

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Samsung is expected to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack from the Galaxy S8 and use a USB Type-C port instead. The upcoming flagship’s stereo speakers are going to receive an extra boost with the help of connected car specialist Harman International, which Samsung recently bought for US$80 billion (AU$107 billion). The Galaxy S8 is likely set for an April 2017 launch in New York.