tech2 News StaffNov 26, 2016 14:45:56 IST
Samsung did not have a very good second half in 2016 thanks to the Note 7 fiasco. But speculations around the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have already started doing the rounds online since the last few months. According to the latest report, the Galaxy S8 will feature 6GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
TechTastic has sourced information from Weibo which throws light on the upcoming Galaxy S8's latest leaks.
The current generation Galaxy S7/S7 edge come in a 32GB variant and you can expand the storage to 256GB using a microSD card slot. With Apple offering 256GB storage variants in its iPhone 7 / 7 Plus phones, it seems only natural for Samsung to offer the same.
Also, the Galaxy S8 is expected to come with 6GB RAM and is rumoured to be sporting Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 chipset.
So far, a lot is being speculated about the Galaxy S8. Early rumours suggest that Samsung will use a 5.5-inch 4K Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is also expected to sport a dual camera module on the rear side. Even the launch date has been unofficially confirmed pointing to 26th February launch which will be during MWC 2017.
Samsung recently acquired an AI platform Viv and plans to integrate it into the Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices.
The Galaxy S8 is also expected to come in the 6.2-inch form factor with a bezel-less design, with over 90 percent screen to body ratio. This is to ensure that the dimensions of the S8 will not vary much from the S7 edge.
It is being speculated that the 6.2-inch variant has been added to appeal to the Note 7 customers, who could not get the device after it was globally recalled due to battery burning issues. This year Samsung had released the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge at 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch sizes respectively whereas the Note 7 was in the 5.7-inch form factor.
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