Samsung‘s next big thing, could literally be big, if new reports are to be believed. The latest report out of Korea states that Samsung will launch a 6-inch Galaxy S8 Plus, which will replace the now infamous Galaxy Note lineup of phablets. Another report also claims that one of the Galaxy S8 variants could also boast a whopping 8GB of RAM. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 in pictures: A fancy 5G phoneAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G review: Looks fancy, runs fast but too pricey
According to Korea s MKNews, Samsung will launch a Galaxy S8 Plus variant alongside the standard Galaxy S8 variant. This Plus variant will reportedly boast a 6-inch display, which happens to be bigger than the Galaxy Note 7. That said, the overall form factor is not expected to be much bigger courtesy of the rumored 90 percent body-to-screen-ratio. Going by these rumors, it looks highly likely that Samsung is planning on moving past the Galaxy Note 7 debacle by discontinuing the lineup all together. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
In line with previous rumors, this new report reiterates that neither of the variants will have a flat display. As more smartphone companies are opting for curved displays, Samsung is reportedly making it a standard feature on its upcoming flagship devices. Both the Galaxy S8 variants will reportedly feature dual-edged curved display with QHD resolution.
A tipster on Weibo also claims that one of the upcoming Galaxy S8 variants will also feature a whopping 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 Plus seems to be the obvious choice for the massive amount of RAM, and needless to say it will be highest seen on a smartphone so far. The tipster further says that the upcoming Galaxy S8 variants will also boast ultra-fast UFS 2.1 flash storage chip.
Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications
Based on the previous rumors, the Galaxy S8 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC or Exynos 8895 chipset, depending upon the region. Storage variants set to be offered are 128GB and 256GB.
For photography, the Galaxy S8 will reportedly boast a dual-camera setup at the back. This setup is likely to include a 16-megapixel snapper with RGB sensor, and an 8-megapixel snapper with monochrome sensor. The dual-camera setup is also expected to take advantage of Qualcomm s Clear Sight technology to capture good quality photos. For selfie lovers, Samsung is expected to offer a snapper with auto-focus capabilities.
The rest of the features expected are optical fingerprint sensor, water and dust resistance capabilities, and a 4,200mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 is expected to run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. A recent report claimed that the upcoming smartphone will have a dedicated beast mode . While details are scarce, this mode is expected to offer high-level of performance when required. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 voice assistant to have male and female versions, called Bixby and Kestra