Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be launched in a few weeks’ time, probably at the MWC 2017, but it might take up to April for the phone to reach other markets across the globe.
The Galaxy S8, a successor to the highly loved Galaxy S7, is expected to come to the immediate rescue of the South Korean tech company thanks to the losses suffered through the Galaxy Note 7. With this in mind, there is a lot to be expected from this phone.
A new leak regarding this Samsung Galaxy S8 handset implied that the tech giant will not be straying from its trend of using two different processors for its flagships. Samsung manufactures its own processors called Exynos, but these chipsets are usually used on smartphones shipping to Europe and other regions. As for U.S. variants, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets are usually used.
It did not happen this way in 2015 after it was found that the then flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC had some overheating issues, but this returned to action in 2016 with Samsung using an Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This year, it is thought that the Galaxy S8 will also take the same direction, coming in with Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 variants.
A few months ago, it was reported that Samsung has already begun testing the Exynos 8895 chipset, with claims that it has the capacity to hit clock speeds of up to 4GHz. But of course, this will be capped for consumer units, which means the Galaxy S8 could end up hitting speeds of about 2.3GHz or even 2.5GHz, as per the new leak. A Mali-G71 GPU is expected to be paired with this chipset alongside an LPDDR4 RAM. The chipset will also be able to support the likes of 4K screen resolution, UFS 2.1 storage as well as Cat.16 LTE.
Samsung is rumored to be working on massive changes for the Galaxy S8 as it looks to bounce back from the Galaxy Note 7 downfall. A complete change in design language is touted alongside a bunch of new features, but as for now, a lot of what’s going on is based on speculations, leaks, and rumors.