The Galaxy S8 has become the target of yet another rumor, this time focusing on cost and camera details. The handset is officially giving the MWC a miss this year, with the delay opening up a floodgate of speculation expected to last up until its rumored arrival on March 29.
Chinese leakster mmddj_china is the source behind the latest leak. He last claimed that the Galaxy S8 would be available in a 6GB of RAM variant in China and South Korea. He’s now doubling down on his assertions and adding that both countries will get only this iteration and not the 4GB one set to be sold in other markets.
The 6GB/64GB Galaxy S8 is apparently going to be priced at CNY 6088 (roughly $887 or Rs 59600). The higher-capacity 6GB/128GB version may be available at CNY 6488 (about $945 or Rs 63500). As for Europe and the rest of the world, those areas will probably get a 4GB/64GB variant starting at €850 (approx $915 or Rs 61500).
Previous rumors have stated that Samsung may consider releasing the 6GB model in places outside of China and South Korea if consumer demand is high. All iterations are expected to have a number of specs and design elements in common such as a nearly bezel-less front panel and rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
The same Chinese source has brought another interesting tidbit to the table regarding the Galaxy S8’s photography skills. According to him, the device’s CMOS might support DUAL ADC which may result in better color depth in photos. He further noted that it won’t be the IMX204 sensor since the component isn’t meant for smartphones.