No surprises here, the Galaxy S8 was pretty much always going to get a QHD Super AMOLED display, but the latest rumor out of Chinese microblogging site Weibo has it rocking a 5.5-inch 4K display. Likewise, 6 GB of RAM always seemed like a given (even if Samsung has just produced the world’s first 8 GB mobile RAM) but it’s always good to get further “confirmation” of what we think we know.
Which is not to say you can take these specs to the bank, but it’s usually a good sign when the multiple “reports” and rumors line up in the lead up to a new device. Especially one as critical as the Galaxy S8 is destined to be. So much for Samsung employees not sharing even a whisper of the upcoming flagship.
Other (perfectly logical) rumors put a Snapdragon 830 chip (which Samsung is manufacturing for Qualcomm) or Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8, which will vary depending on your market.
The S8 is also expected to arrive with support for Google’s Daydream VR as well as Samsung’s own USB Type-C Gear VR headset (which is good news for those stuck with the one that came with Note 7 pre-orders). The Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled during MWC 2017 in February with a March release date.