- Post the Note 7 fiasco, the Samsung galaxy S8 is the most important smartphone for Samsung.
- Over the months, we've been hearing about the device in the form of leaks and rumours.
- The latest leak reveals a larger variant and stylus support.
While Samsung has been tight lipped about the upcoming alleged Galaxy S8, a string of leaks and rumours have been divulging details of the device.
The smartphone is widely speculated to be at least showcased at the Mobile World Congress, it not launched. Initially, the company was expected to launch the device quickly, but is probably engaged in some stringent tests to avoid a Note 7-like fiasco, and the actual launch could be pushed until April. So, don't be surprised to see the devices hit stores only in April.
The company plans two variants of the device - a 5-inch model and larger 6-inch model. Both are likely to get the AMOLED display. The S8 Plus will overall be of the same size as the Note 7, claim reports. So, the company essentially wants a smaller variant that can serve as a successor to the S7, while a larger could fill the void left by the Note 7. It is also rumoured to come with a stylus.
It is likely to run the latest flavour of Android - Nougat. And, come powered by a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895. An in-house SoC built using 10nm process is also rumoured. The latest rumours claim a whopping 8GB RAM, which is 2GB more RAM from the 6GB figure we've been hearing so far. Another report claims that Samsung has trademarked the term 'Beast mode. Under this mode, the phone will offer a performance to its maximum capability.
Take the set of features with a pinch of salt for now, as we await an official announcement from the company. Until then, watch the space for all the latest updates related to the Galaxy S8.
Last Updated 6:38 PM IST