By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
Samsung is planning to come up with a 'Galaxy S8 Plus' variant along with a standard 5-inch version just like its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.
It seems Samsung is planning something 'big' for its next-gen flagship device, the Galaxy S8. And by big we mean that the next Galaxy device might sport a 6-inch display variant with a whopping 8GB of RAM.
According to MKNews, Samsung is planning to come up with a 'Galaxy S8 Plus' variant along with a standard 5-inch version of the next gen flagship device in the S series. The Plus variant is reported to come with a 6-inch display with AMOLED panel and interestingly the device is said to have a similar footprint of that of the Galaxy Note 7. In other words, the galaxy S8 Plus might resemble a lot to the deceased Note 7 and also boast a 90 per cent body-to-screen ratio. The rumour further states that new models will come with a curved display. This is in line with previous rumours that supported the fact that Samsung might discard the flat display for its upcoming devices.
In another leak, a tipster posted on Weibo stating that a Samsung Galaxy S8 variant will come with a whopping 8GB of RAM. Not only this, he further added that the upcoming variants will also sport UFS 2.1 flash storage chip.
Previously, the device is also rumoured to be first to feature an optical fingerprint sensor. Synaptics, one of Samsung's manufacturing partner recently announced its first optical fingerprint sensor for smartphones and tablet which has further spiced up the rumours of Samsung scraping the home button. The new optical fingerprint sensor can be placed under the glass and can scan through 1mm glass.
Multiple reports also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor. But by looking company's past record, we might see a mix of both Qualcomm and Samsung's in-house Exynos line of processors. On the software front, the company is rumoured to come up with a new voice assistant and will feature some AI enhancements. Other than this, it is also reported that Samsung might ditch the traditional audio jack for a new USB Type-C port instead. Apart from this, Samsung Galaxy S8 might boast dual stereo speakers with Harman branding after the South Korean giant recently acquired Harman International in an all-cash deal worth $8 billion.