Samsung is expected to launch its next flagship Galaxy S8 sooner after the facing heavy criticism due to the mass recall of Galaxy Note 7 devices.
Rumours about the upcoming device have already started making rounds on social media and it has been predicted that the company will use a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display for the new smartphone.
It will be powered by a native Exynos 8895 CPU clocked at 3GHz along with 6GB RAM, according to WCCftech. The new processor is also speculated to lower power consumption to under 5w on the new handsets to avoid any battery issues.
Samsung’s Exynos 8895, codenamed Kanchen, might bring several improvements including improved image processing. The chipset performed well on GeekBench, with a score of 2,301 in single-core test and 7,019 in multi-core test.
Dream and Dream2
The company is allegedly working on two versions of the next flagship smartphone under the codename Dream and Dream2, and said to bear model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955 respectively.
Other online rumours and speculations suggest that the device will be powered by a Exynos 8895 processor. The smartphone is likely to run on Google’s latest operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat.
The company is also expected to ditch the flat screen variant of the flagship smartphone and will only ship in dual-edge curve display, reports Korean Herald. It is also speculated to sport a dual-camera setup.
A recent speculation from an analyst suggests that the next flagship will be delayed up till the end of the first quarter next year and may decrease the "profitability of the mobile business division".
According to Kim Sang-pyo, an analyst at the KB Investment & Securities, "Regardless of the sales resumption, an earlier launch of a new quality flagship model seems to be the most realistic solution to dealing with the current recall crisis."
However, Samsung has not confirmed any of the rumours yet. More information will be revealed closer to the Galaxy S8 launch....