A rumor from a previous report is now apparently gaining some traction in that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may be the first flagship to feature 8GB of RAM, if a claim is to be believed by a Weibo poster. This could tie into the 'Beast Mode' rumored to ship with the Galaxy S8, that could unlock a higher performance mode when users really need it.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to launch in two variants – one with an octa-core Snapdragon 835 (for key markets like North America), and the other with an unnamed Exynos chipset (for dual-SIM regions like India). However, both chipsets will be produced using the 10nm architecture, which will increase efficiency without compromising the performance.
Backed by faster UFS 2.1 flash memory and that 8GB RAM number, this is set to be a ridiculously powerful and fast handset. In fact, not only will it feature more RAM than is currently the standard for laptops, most smartphone apps won't yet take full advantage of the additional memory. The S8 is also rumored to feature a 4K display, enhanced camera and battery combo. It has also been rumored that Samsung is ditching the home button to reposition the fingerprint scanner to the back panel,.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 and a larger Galaxy S8 Plus in 2017 either at MWC in February or at a New York event in April. So for now, this all remains to be seen and should be taken with a fistful of salt.