There’s a fresh pair of reports doing the rounds on the internet regarding the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The two have been leaked extensively in the past and are expected to come out of the shadows on March 29.
A Chinese leakster on Twitter now claims that the Galaxy S8 will be sold in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants. The former has been mentioned previously, but the latter appears to be a new development. Another source told SamMobile that only the first will be announced for North America and Europe.
The 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM version is apparently going to be exclusive to China. This is supposedly being done in order to equip the Galaxy S8 with the features it needs to battle against other flagships there. The enhanced model might travel to South Korea too since the brand reportedly tends to give preference to its home base.
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Samsung may roll out the 6GB/128GB iteration to other nations after a few months if consumer demand is high. The Chinese leakster noted that there would be no 8GB/256GB variant, something which has been rumored before.
A separate report out of South Korea suggests that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will bear 3250mAh and 3750mAh batteries, respectively. If true, this could mean that the two will be getting a significant bump in the fuel department compared to the Galaxy S7’s 3000mAh and the Galaxy S7 Edge’s 3600mAh units.
Samsung’s expected to dramatically increase the size of the display for its latest flagships. A bigger battery makes sense in that light since there would be a need for additional firepower to keep the phones going.