Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire faulty battery safety recall
A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, August 11, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

A recent Samsung Galaxy S8 leak has suggested that the smartphone would be a powerhouse of specs and features. Massive increase in speed and storage capacity has been revealed. It could very well become the most powerful handset to be released. As an answer to the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, the South Korean tech giant is looking to make a comeback with a bang.

According to, leaked reports have pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may become Samsung’s greatest device yet. The basic version of the handset will have 256GB of internal storage and a massive 6GB RAM. This would be a giant leap from its predecessor, Galaxy S7 that came with a 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

If these reports turn out to be true, the Samsung Galaxy S8 would come at par with Apple iPhone 7 that also boasts of 256GB storage as default. However, in order to support such massive RAM power and storage, the device would need a very powerful processor. Leaks suggest Samsung would be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that was officially unveiled earlier this month.

Other reports have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would also come with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. This would enable the device to detect the user’s fingerprint through glass. Thus, there is no need for a separate sensor. An ultrasonic fingerprint sensor would mark a major advancement in hardware by Samsung.

Moreover, such a sensor would allow Samsung to remove the Home button entirely. In its place, the company could use a single piece of glass that will in turn make an edge-to-edge display possible. The Samsung Galaxy S8 may have a 5.7-inch screen. Moreover, the company may unveil a Galaxy S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch near edge-to-edge display.

Even though fans expect the devices to be unveiled at the MWC 2017 in February, this may not be the case as Samsung is reportedly taking extra care in making sure there is no re-run of the Galaxy Note 7 problem. A super-smart AI voice assistant Viv could also be incorporated into the Galaxy S8 so that Samsung can compete directly with the likes of Apple and Google.