Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus update: 8GB RAM & UFS 2.1 storage teased; Galaxy S8 Plus entering Note’s screen-size category

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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 is displayed at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, November 21, 2016. Picture taken November 21, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Latest reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be sporting a 10nm 8GB RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The flagship is expected to be unveiled in 2017 with April being the most anticipated month for the release. The device could be released in two variants, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The leak was reported on Weibo by prominent leakster Ice Universe who has had his share of leak success in the past.

According to My Smart Price, earlier reports on the device had suggested a 6GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. A Snapdragon 835 chipset that has already been announced by Qualcomm could be used in the Galaxy S8 handset. An Exynos 8895 processor variant could also be released. The basic version of the flagship may sport a 5.1-inch curved display and the Galaxy S8 Plus will have a 6-inch curved display.

Single and dual rear cameras could be incorporated in the two devices. The Samsung Galaxy S8 could also get Samsung’s own Digital Assistant to compete with Google’s Assistant and Apple’s Siri. The device will run on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS and use the Samsung Experience user interface. According to Forbes, the Galaxy S8 could resemble the beautiful but now recalled Galaxy Note 7 but without the bezels.

Samsung’s decision to go “all out” with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus could be an interesting turning point in the history of Samsung smartphone releases. Up to now, the “Note” line of smartphones has always been made to standout from the “S” line as being the “big” phone. Lines are blurring and the S8 going totally into Note screen size category could mean the end of the “Note” line altogether.

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