The Galaxy S8 rumors and updates make the perfect flagship Android device, most likely the best you can get right now if you can afford it. However, Samsung can’t afford to rest and needs to work on making its next flagship even more exciting.
(Update 1: 17 February 2017) The next flagship by Samsung will be released on 21st of April 2017 now.
Galaxy S8 Rumors and Updates
Although the South Korean company is preparing to release the Galaxy Note 7 in a few months, it is being said that Galaxy S8 is already in works. According to a report, the Galaxy S8 will feature a larger 5.5-inch display with 4K resolution. It is being said because this resolution has been selected to provide better VR experience, so can also expect a better Gear VR hardware. It is also possible that Samsung might use its BioBlue screen in the S8 for enhanced quality.
Galaxy S8 6GB DRAM
Another report mentions that the Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with 6GB DRAM inside it together with Snapdragon 830. This story will turn out to be real, as 6GB RAM is rapidly becoming a standard throughout makers including the budget smartphone makers. And anyhow, Samsung already has its new 10nm 6GB DRAM design and is most likely going to use it in this year’s Galaxy Note 7, so the S8 will probably get it too.
BreatheCast reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date will be in early 2017. The company has introduced its previous Galaxy S smartphones at the MWC event held in the first quarter of every year. So it is highly possible that the manufacturer will continue its tradition and will launch the Galaxy S8 in February or March 2017.
Talking more about the speculated improvement in VR material, a BGR report also recommends that the S8 might get a 5.5-inch Ultra-High Definition 4K display with 806 ppi of pixel density. On a screen of that size, you can not differentiate in between 4K and 2K. However taking a look at Google’s enhanced interest in Android-based VR that appeared at the Google I/O 2016 and Samsung’s success with Gear VR, it would be safe to say that the company wants to grow itself as a leader in the VR industry. The 4K screen will help Samsung supply better VR material in ultra high quality, so yes, it would be a pretty good idea.