The Galaxy Note 7 proved to be nothing short of a disaster for Samsung. There really is no way around it: the company lost money, brand value, and likely a few customers too. That, however, doesn’t mean that thousands — or even millions — of people won’t line up to secure the next installment in their Galaxy S series. And if the latest round of leaks is to be believed, we wouldn’t argue ourselves…
After all, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge proved to be spectacular devices: they were fast, powerful, beautiful, packed an insanely good camera, a long-lasting battery and even a fairly polished software experience. I actually questioned where Samsung was going to go from there, as raising the bar from what I called the definitive smartphone of the “1.0 era” is certainly no small feat. Granted that the safety issues are resolved, anticipation is definitely high for the forthcoming flagship.
It’s still too early tell, but we can at least get an idea — and if Samsung is asking its own employees to keep their mouths shut, there will hopefully be a good reason. The latest Weibo-sourced rumor (via SamMobile) has it that the Galaxy S8 will pack a killer 5.5″ panel at 4K resolution — something we had already heard — and a whopping 6GB of RAM to help the CPU keep up with that juice-demanding panel.
Speaking of, the SoC choice will almost inevitably fall back into Qualcomm’s hands, whose Snapdragon 830 will likely power the US models, while the international one will follow the previous years’ pattern and feature Samsung’s own Exynos chip, model number 8895; both models, however, will be built on the next-gen 10nm process, which should help performances and battery life alike.
It is not clear whether Samsung is planning to release two handsets, like 2016’s pair, or rather go the Note route and introduce a single, possibly dual edge device (as previously speculated), but we will make sure to keep you updated as more info surfaces or is whispered to our ears.
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