The Galaxy S8 has been a frequent target of leaksters recently, with quite a few sources revealing key details about the phone. Now a fresh report out of China claims that Samsung’s next flagship will carry an impressive 8GB of RAM.
This game-changing piece of information comes via frequent Weibo tipster Ice Universe who is considered somewhat reliable when it comes to Samsung leaks. According to him, the Galaxy S8’s 8GB of RAM will be made using Samsung’s own 10nm fabrication technology.
He also implied that Samsung is going to utilize the faster UFS 2.1 flash storage chip. Previous rumors had held that the smartphone would adopt 6GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM. Stuffing 8GB of RAM isn’t too far out of left field for the company given the fact that it came out with the first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM back in October this year.
The boost in the RAM department may also have something to do with the mysterious new ‘Beast Mode’ the Galaxy S8 is said to be featuring. The brand had filed a trademark for the name recently, leading many to believe it could be a prominent aspect of the flagship.
In terms of processing power, the Samsung offering may get by on a Exynos 8895 chipset or the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC. The latter is notably the result of a collaboration between itself and Qualcomm, making the CPU’s presence in the upcoming device very likely.