The ink has barely dried on the second Galaxy Note 7
recall, and we are already getting speculative info on the next big thing for Samsung. There is much more than usual riding on the Galaxy S8
this time, as it will be the first major release after the Note 7 fiasco, and, unsurprisingly, the S8 is expected to feature a curved Dual edge screen
In fact, a fairly consistent leakster account on Weibo has posted a table with the purported Galaxy S8 Edge
specs, comparing them with the ones on the just-announced Xiaomi Mi Note 2
. Both phones are sporting curved displays there, but the flexible OLED on the Mi Note 2 is apparently LG-made, and it's a 5.7" panel with Quad HD resolution, whereas the S8 would eventually take it up a notch with a 5.5" 4K panel, which VR aficionados could only be salivating about. So far, so good, we've heard that Samsung is hard at work on a 5.5" 4K display already
, so that's not out of whack.
The Galaxy S8 edge is listed with two chipset versions, Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895, both made with the upcoming 10nm process. This, too, is perfectly plausible, given that Samsung recently announced a move to mass production of 10nm chipsets
. The handset would apparently be available in 6 GB or 8 GB RAM configurations, and this one is harder to believe. Not that Samsung didn't announce 8 GB mobile RAM
recently, but it has never separated its flagship by RAM amount, unless there will be a special version for China
with 8 GB RAM, like it was said to happen with the Note 7.
The rest of this specs table is not hard to believe, as it lists NFC + MST capabilities for Samsung Pay, 80% screen-to-body ratio (plausible given the curved screen), and a February 26 announcement
, with a release date set some time in March. That's right before the MWC expo starts, which has traditionally been the day that Samsung announces its spring flagship in the last year, so this one is easy to fathom as well. What do you think about that specs sheet, sounds legit?