Some new rumors on China’s Weibo microblogging site suggest the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the company’s first flagship smartphone to be equipped with 6GB of RAM. And while the track record of the poster on Weibo cannot be verified, we do expect the Galaxy S8 to feature at least 6GB of RAM as a number of flagship smartphones launched this year include 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and so does Samsung’s own Galaxy C9 Pro unveiled a few weeks back.
The same rumors also claim the Galaxy S8 is going to feature 256GB of built-in memory. While we do hope the rumor turns out to be accurate, we aren’t completely convinced Samsung could offer 256GB of internal memory as standard on its flagship smartphone. When Apple is charging a significant premium for the 256GB iPhone models, it simply doesn’t make sense for Samsung to offer the Galaxy S8 with 256GB of internal memory. Instead, it seems more likely that the Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy S8 Edge) could come with 256GB of storage as an option in a select few markets.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a new design with around 80% screen-to-body ratio, an optical fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and a dual-camera setup on the larger Galaxy S8 Edge model. The flagship duo will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset in some markets and the Exynos 8895 SoC in others. On the software side of things, the Galaxy S8 will include a new virtual assistant developed by Siri creators.