Over a week ago reports emerged from China with claims that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come with 6GB RAM variants that will remain exclusive to the Chinese market.
Well, just moments before the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are unveiled to the world, reports coming from the same region can confirm that indeed the two phones will have 6GB RAM variants for the Chinese market. Apparently, the country’s certification body TENAA has just cleared the S8 and S8+ handsets with 6GB RAM, which is a massive 2GB more than the standard models to be sold in other markets.
The fact that China will be getting a 6GB RAM variant of Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the larger Galaxy S8+ doesn’t mean that the region will not get the base models of 4GB RAM. What this means is that Sammy fans here will have more options to pick from as compared to other markets that will only be restricted to the 4GB/64GB variant.
In addition to the extra 2GB RAM, the high-end variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also get double the storage available on the standard models. Still, both units will have room for microSD card storage of up to 256GB. As for the rest of the specs, the listings on TENAA are the same as what we’ve heard before, including Android 7.0 Nougat, 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch AMOLED screens with QHD resolution as well as 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery units for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, respectively.
Whether other markets will also get the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is still unknown, but it is possible that they could be released as limited editions ion select markets, just like it happened with the 128GB variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge.
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