Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Reuters
New Samsung Galaxy S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. Reuters/ALBERT GEA

The success of the Galaxy S8 should more or less define Samsung’s status in the post-Note 7 era. The South Korean electronics giant is making sure that the Galaxy S8 will not only help regain consumer confidence but also make up for the shortcomings of its exploding counterpart. Samsung is not only beefing up the Galaxy S8 handset itself, but everything else that comes with it.

Samsung is reportedly going to launch a variety of accessories together with its flagship Galaxy S8 next year. The info, which was initially leaked by SamMobile, declares that Samsung is set to release special screen protectors and protective cases aside from its usual run-of-the-mill fixtures. Apart from the Galaxy S8’s Clear View Cover, Keyboard Cover and LED View Cover case, the company also intends to release a premium Protective Cover made of Alcantara leather. The elegant material is usually seen on luxurious insides of expensive cars.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also reportedly going to include in its official list of accessories a 2,600 mAh battery pack to provide on-the-go charging. A multimedia dock with connectivity enhancements is also going to be made available.

Loads of third-party accessories are expected to pop up along with the Galaxy S8’s launch as well, so scarcity is never going to be an issue. Samsung is most likely to unveil the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress 2017. The four-day event is taking place at Barcelona starting February 27. According to Galaxy S8 Info, the new smartphone is tentatively scheduled for an April 2017 release.

Previous reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have no Home button on its rear bezel to allow better viewing of photos and 4K videos. It is going to be equipped with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or the Exynos 8895 chipset, depending on the region. Samsung is also expected to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack from its upcoming flagship phone and instead utilise a USB-C port.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also reportedly going to have a 5.5-inch “plus” variant along with the standard 5.1-inch model. Both variants are said to have “Edge” displays.