Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year when we begin talking about what we could expect from Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S8. After the whole Note 7 fiasco, it’s obvious that the South Korean manufacturer is looking forward to release an amazing device, able to make everybody forget about their already discontinued phablet.
Recently, the Galaxy S8’s presumed specs were posted on Weibo, comparing the handset with the newly-released Xiaomi Mi Note 2. It seems that the Samsung will come with a curved display, measuring 5.5 inches and rocking a 4K resolution. The latter is a strong hint that Samsung’s focus on VR will get even bigger.
Moving on, it should be powered by either a Snapdragon 830 chip or an Exynos 8895, both made using the 10nm manufacturing process. The chipset should be aided by 6 or 8 GB of RAM, which doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that Samsung was planning to release an 8 GB version of the Galaxy Note 7, just for China.
Otherwise, the handset will also be equipped with NFC, Samsung Pay support and, hopefully, expandable storage. We know what it will feature 80% screen-to-body ratio, so we’re looking forward to seeing the final design!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumoured to make its debut on next year’s Mobile World Conference, but knowing Samsung, they will most likely schedule an event with one day ahead of MWC’s official opening, in order to steal the show, in some way or another.
As for the exact date when it will be available, our guess would be somewhere in March, comparing to how things went this year, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Keep an eye on our blog, as we will be back with more updates on this topic, as soon as anything new comes up!