Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 to Pack an Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy S8

One of the most anticipated phones in 2017 is Samsung Galaxy S8 and in fact, the handset is already doing rounds in rumors, speculations, and leaks regarding the possible design, specs and features.

While most of the specs and features doing rounds remain to be mere rumors, the latest addition to the fold has nothing to do with the same. Just recently, Qualcomm announced the successor to the Snapdragon 821 and named it Snapdragon 835. The processor will be made in conjunction with Samsung, where the Korean tech giant is expected to supply its new 10nm process.

This processor is expected to power all or some of next year’s flagships led by Samsung Galaxy S8, but at the time of launch, nothing was said of the specs and features of the processor. Apparently, Qualcomm has come out with more details about this processor, which also confirms that the chipset should indeed power the Galaxy S8 when it comes around.

According to the leaked spec sheet, Snapdragon 835 will go back to an octa-core configuration that was used on the Snapdragon 810. The processor picks up model number MSM8998, slightly ahead of MSM8996 that was picked up by the Snapdragon 821, which also had a quad-core setup. There is also a bump in the graphics processing unit where you get an Adreno 540 GPU as well as improved UFS 2.1 technology as opposed to the current UFS 2.0. As noted earlier, the processor will depend on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process for production, meaning we also get to see a first 6GB RAM Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship selling globally.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Just recently, Samsung launched a Galaxy C9 Pro phablet that happened to be the first from the company to come powered by a massive RAM of 6GB. But it appears that the Korean company is ready to make this switch to the flagship end starting with Samsung Galaxy S8 this coming 2017.

Apparently, the leak says that the Snapdragon 835 will be ready in Q1 2017, just about the same time that we expect to see Samsung Galaxy S8 unveiled at the MWC 2017 event.

Keep in mind that this is not official, thus, don’t get your hopes too high.

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