The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were applauded for the very significant improvements they made to the S6 series. The phones came with improved features and make for a perfect flagship Android device, probably the best you can get right now if you can afford it. However, Samsung can’t afford to rest and needs to work on making its next flagship even more exciting.
While the South Korean company is preparing to launch the Galaxy Note 7 in a couple of months, it is being said that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is already in works. According to a KnowYourMobile report, the Galaxy S8 will come with a larger 5.5-inch screen with 4K resolution. It is being said that this resolution has been chosen to provide better VR experience, so can also expect a better Gear VR hardware. It is also possible that Samsung might use its BioBlue display in the S8 for improved quality.
Another report from 4K.com mentions that the Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with 6GB DRAM inside it along with Snapdragon 830. This rumor will surely turn out to be true, as 6GB RAM is quickly becoming a standard across manufacturers including the budget smartphone makers. And anyway, Samsung already has its new 10nm 6GB DRAM design and is probably going to use it in this year’s Galaxy Note flagship, so the S8 will probably get it too.
BreatheCast reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date will be in early 2017. The company has launched its previous Galaxy S flagships at the MWC event held in the first quarter of every year. So it is highly possible that the manufacturer will retain its habit and will launch the Galaxy S8 in February or March 2017.
Talking more about the speculated improvement in VR content, a BGR report also suggests that the S8 might get a 5.5-inch Ultra High Definition 4K display with 806 ppi of pixel density. On a display of that size, you cannot differentiate between 4K and 2K. But looking at Google’s increased interest in Android-based VR that was evident at the Google I/O 2016 and Samsung’s success with Gear VR, it would be safe to say that the company wants to grow itself as a leader in the VR industry. The 4K screen will help Samsung provide better VR content in ultra high quality, so yes, it would be a good idea.