Samsung has just sent out press invitations confirming that it will be at the MWC 2017 on February 26th, with its event scheduled to start at 19:00 CET.
While we don’t expect to see Samsung Galaxy S8 unveiled at this event, rumors of the phone are coming in at an alarming rate, even more than the Galaxy Tab S3, which is expected to be at the Barcelona event later this month.
Just yesterday, a leak came out with supposed details of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with respect to battery capacities. According to the report, the company has plans to amp the battery capacity in order to match the larger display screens that will also be debuting on these flagships. If it materializes, the S8 will come with a 3250mAh battery unit while the S8 Plus will ship with an even larger 3750mAh unit.
Now, in a new development, it appears that the 2017 flagship will for the first time come with a massive RAM of 6GB. This will only be Samsung’s second phone that ships with this amount of RAM following in the footsteps of Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro. Apparently, this variant will also come with a huge 128GB storage capacity and like the S7 series, we expect to see a microSD card slot on this phone as well.
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This new leak also confirms earlier rumors that the Galaxy S8 will come with a 4GB RAM and up the base storage from 32GB to 64GB. Like its high-end counterpart, this base model should also come with room for expandable storage. These two variants will both ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, but Samsung should also equip some variants with its Exynos processor, rumored to be the 8895.
Last year, the first smartphone 8GB RAM module was announced by Samsung and back then, it was rumored that the Galaxy S8 will come with this module on board. However, the latest leak says otherwise – that there won’t be a variant of the S8 with 8GB RAM. In addition, Samsung will not try to emulate Apple by coming in with a 256GB storage option, rather, the microSD card slot will be retained.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29 and it is only then that we can for sure confirm these reports. For now, take them with a grain of salt.