Samsung Galaxy S8 to sport 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 has been the subject of much discussion in the wake of the brand’s Note 7 disaster. The smartphone has a tough task ahead of it and will probably have to outstrip expectations and win back consumer trust in order to be a success.

A new source out of Weibo is now shedding some light on Samsung’s plans. The brand is apparently going to stuff the Galaxy S8 with a sizable 256GB of internal storage. This is in stark contrast to the Galaxy S7 which only has 32GB worth of ROM in addition to support for expansion of up to 200GB via a microSD card slot.

Samsung may or may not equip the Galaxy S8 with microSD card support if it is indeed boosting in-built storage to 256GB. The company might also be casting its eye towards improving the device’s memory department all around by equipping the device with 6GB of RAM.

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Other hardware specs which could make an appearance include a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 9 processor. The former is the result of a partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm, making its presence highly likely.

Earlier reports have hinted that the materials of the Galaxy S8 may result in expenses going up by 30% as compared to the S7. Rumors have pinned down a $850 price tag for the handset as a result of this. However, there’s no way to verify such a figure so it should be taken with a healthy dose of salt.