Samsung Galaxy S8 to include 'Beast Mode?'

Samsung Galaxy S8 to include 'Beast Mode?'
We've referred to high-end smartphones before as "beasts, " but this might be the first time that one actually has a "Beast mode." Samsung has filed with the EU to trademark the phrase Beast mode. Knowing full well the pitfalls of making an assumption, we will say that this could be a new mode for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. The latter is expected to be unveiled in New York City, possibly as soon as April.

Supporting this theory is the documentation, which shows that the name could be applied to a smartphone or even a smartphone operating system. In certain regions, the Galaxy S8 is rumored to be powered by the new Snapdragon 835 chipset. Other markets will use the next-generation Exynos chip. Both will be manufactured using the 10nm process, allowing either chip to bring the power without consuming excessive amounts of energy. We also could see 8GB of RAM inside, giving the device smooth multi-tasking capabilities.

One thing for sure, if Samsung does include some sort of overdriving Beast mode on the Galaxy S8, we're sure to hear about it in Samsung's marketing of the device.

So now there could be two reasons to look forward to April; it will be the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, and it could be the month that sees Samsung introduce its new flagship handset.

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Related phones

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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Slow news day?

2. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't know. Some people will consider this the best news all day. The only reason this wouldn't sound interesting is if it's not an option you'd consider. Who doesn't want beast mode?


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Beast Mode will give your team a 24% greater chance of a game-winning drive if you spike the phone before kicking it through the uprights.

26. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Note 7 browser just came out for S7. That's my biggest news for the day.

3. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I wish Samsung can have several different configurations for the hardware as some other manufacturers, so people could choose what they need. Things like: 4GB ram with 32TB storage, 6GB ram with 64GB storage...etc.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wow 32TB would be amazing ;)

10. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

they are being stingy with storage. i still remember the days when other OEMs were offering 32GB and 64GB as standard, Samsung was still lagging behind with 16GB on their flagships.

12. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Like the Galaxy S4 and S5.... that was some crap.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL what ever, I loved my s5. I never had a bit of trouble with it.

44. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The best most hated phone......

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The S4 was some crap? Are you kidding? That was the most innovative and feature-packed smartphone in 2013!

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Do you live in 2014? S7 has 32GB, now with 128GB on new model. Note7 had 64GB as standard.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The M7 had 32GB but then then M8 downgraded to 16GB so Samsung weren't alone

16. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

confused with iphone :-)

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I second that^^. He probably is confusing the iPhone's storage capacity shenanigan with those of Android flagships.

52. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

No worries since IPhone 7/ 7 plus comes with 32GB, 64 and 256 GB Samsung will release S8 with 64GB as basic storage, 128GB and 256GB.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It would be too expensive. It would be easy if componnets didn't need to be soldered. What would be better is, if you could order a specific configuration directly from the manufacturer vs mass producing different options. So you go online and you can pick a phone like you do with PC's and you get to choose from a limited configuration list, locked to a carrier or unlocked and more. So you could choose storage, microUSB or USB Type, duo or single SIM, and have the card inside too when it arrives. Surely this option would be quite pricey and you have to consider if its worth the while. Even better if you could choose the OS Android vs Tizen. if anyone could do it, Samsung could.

37. GameKing95

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 10, 2013


41. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

32TB you say?

50. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Wow, 32TB is a lot, dont you think? I am pretty sure my phone data is not enough to run a server, LOL

4. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm getting more satisfied that I waited 2016 out, as next year's flagships sound amazing.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Me too. I am setting back and waiting for the beast, note 8 Samsung is going to bring it on in 2017

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Beast Mode, gives you a 50% chance increase of overheating and blowing up yer phone

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You mean explode mode?

9. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

s8 and beast mode...the note version is going to be called...indicating that it has a pen

18. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That kind of mode shows poor software. A Kernel should figure this out automatically and run the processor on full speed when needed. This kind of mode is only useful in benchmarking scenario since in normal use it will churn through the battery insanely quickly. In other words, it's a useless marketing gimmick. No wonder only Chinese skins use it.

24. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

why not por NVMe indiferente they S8 Samsung habla alot more experience Tha Apple inc fact they make SSD components

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You mixed-up Spanish with English in this post ^^ Nicely played.

43. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Exactly. Kernels should do all the work... Software only a small margin.

19. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

gimmick. i guess thats the selling point for the 20% increase in price for net decrease and losses incurred due to the note7 flop.

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