Galaxy S8 may have 6GB RAM/128 GB storage version in select markets, but no 256 GB option

Galaxy S8 may have 6GB RAM/128 GB storage version in select markets, but no 256 GB option
Samsung was tipped to do it with the Galaxy Note 7, so why not fast forward a few months and do it with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, offering both 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB models in certain markets. 

With the Note 7, it was speculated that Samsung didn't want local brands that already had phones with 6 GB RAM on the market to undermine the launch of its high-end phablet, and the argumentation for an eventual S8 with 6 GB RAM may be the same. 

It might not be accidental then that a tip has just emerged from the confines of a fairly reliable source in the Chinese blogosphere, claiming that Samsung's upcoming flagship models will have versions with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage in China and South Korea. Whether these will be announced at launch, or arrive later on, if the rumor holds water in the end, remains to be heard come March 29 or thereabouts. Sadly, the tipster also shoots down the rumor that there will be extreme models with 8 GB RAM or 256 GB storage, so don't shoot the messenger.

source: @mmddj (Twitter) via SamMobile

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

64 GB on board is well enough for most users with the MicroSD expansion available. Especially for those with the 256GB microSD card

14. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i wish they would take the fake back image down, it does not meet any of the case makers designs on there sites and the cases with fronts say touch id screen compatible ghostekproducts.com/phone-cases/samsung/galaxy-s8-​cases/samsung-galaxy-s8-slim-premium-waterproof-pr​otective-case-cover-ghostek-atomic-3.html

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I hope the cases with the HR sensor and Flash at the top of the phone are wrong, That seems very inconvenient

2. vasra

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Fail, samsung fail. All Chinese competitors have it, why can't you? You have your own semi fab, for chrissakes!

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Why do we really needs 256GB so much? To take 4k videos only? Can't we have an SD card to solve it? What a waste.

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's a 900 USD device we are talking about. So 128GB should be standard and base option. The internal storage is much faster and more reliable than any micro SD card.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So the Galaxy S8 will truly be underwhelming? So much for the S8 having a 4k display, 8 gig Ram, 2.1 name storage, Britcell camera, dual cameras, Ultrasonic fps, 256gb memory, Harman kardon speakers, 10nm Exynos chips... smh

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nobody ever said the S8 would have a 4k display. Gosh you're stupid. Even Samsung confirmed that the S8 would not have a 4K display, but it was possibly would be on the next Galaxy Note. I guess you don't or can't read. Or you only read words and have no understand or comprehension skills whatsoever. You are a complete and uttered disappointment to the human race. Dual cameras are garbage and no phone with them even takes better pictures than either the S5, S6 or S7 or any Note after the Note 4. 256GB of internal storage? Why? I would prefer microSD so I can remove it and use it on my PC. If the phone doesn't scared support again then yes a 128/256GB option should be available. You're trying to guess what the phone may or may not have from leaks that means nothing. Be patient and just wait and see what gets released. It's that simple! You're not dying to buy this phone. In fact I doubt you have any plans to buy anyways.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

From the looks of your painfully elongated comment, I guess I've found the real stupid. Before you prove your stupidity, know that everyone doesn't have the same knowledge as you. Even if Bankz is wrong, have the COURAGE to correct him kind-heartedly. Instead of backfiring on him. You FREAK!

6. RasacL

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

4GB RAM variant shouldn't even be an option... 6GB is a minimum for flagships in 2017

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This.. more so for a company like Samsung who are supposed to be spec bully's..

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can you justify a need for 6GB of RAM? Please explain what application or game or what phone capability needs it? As much as the Galaxy S and Note for examples can do already with 4GB of RAM, what is 6GB going to bring to that capability list? Here is a example. The One Plus III has 6GB of RAM, yet it still can't even do what the Galaxy S6 or S7 can do out the box. Its multi-tasking was garbage and it required several updates to fix which after the first update was still broken. Specs are useless if they aren't going to be used for something. Example, my laptop has 32GB of RAM. The only reason I got that much was, it only cost me $50 more vs the same laptop with 16GB of RAM. But since I run virtual machines on my laptop, its nice to have the extra RAM and not have them cause a performance hit on my desktop. Why waste RAM? Samsung devices have poor RAM management as it is. If you give it more RAM, the system will simply gobble up 50% of it and you won't see any performance benefits. It will move and work just like a Galaxy with 4GB of RAM. So why include extra and jack up the cost?

8. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

4/6/8 GB RAM (insert your number) doesn't matter as long as Samsung optimizes their OS properly, which they are not upto...

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? The onlyu issue with Samsung device is the Touch Wiz overlay and its features. But those features may make the device take a very small performance hit, considering what you get. In fact its safe to say that any device with advanced features will take some type of performance hti vs a device that doesn't have them at all. Just like a car with all the bells and whistles takes a hit in things like gas mileage do to be heavier because of the extras. You claim that Galaxy devices aren't optimized is bull.... If they were not, considering all the features that have such as, having the fastest focusing camera, having a camera that takes the best pictures, a device with a QHD display that is faster than one with FHD, having advanced features like split screen, floating windows and more and yet it performs 99.9% flawless and has the best battery-life in its class says they are optimized very well. Stop sniffing all that glue. Maybe you should actually buy a Samsung device and see for yourself. You won't learn anything reading PA's half-assed benchmarks and pathetic bias Samsung articles.

17. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

My friends S6 edge is going crap these days. My 2 year old M8 beats it. You should probably understand that samsung wont give a ***t after the device is out in peoples hand. Worst part, they dont give any newer software features to its older devices while other oems like HTC do. HTCs software is far superior and well integrated. PS : HTC sense is the best skin for quite a good amount of time now. Also, get back to me, only to show that the S7/edge received any new software features from the S8/edge. I bet 200% you cant/wont.

13. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i don't know. I've been Samsung fan for a long time, but my current OP3 already has those features, and that was last year June. I will not spend 800-900 on this. plus tax. to 1K for it all. Nah. pass.

16. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh no. This article too. Ugh. Please no. Why?

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