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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors: Powerful Processor Leaked, Tackles Overheating Issue; Handset Compatible with Google Daydream VR; Released in Early 2017

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After releasing Galaxy Note 7 with full of surprises, Samsung is apparently keeping its lips tight to all the rants about Galaxy S8 with new processor tested.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor: a Chinese source leaks about Exynos 8895 with 4GHz clock speed

A user in Chinese popular site, Weibo, leaked information about the next generation Exynos that will be the processor running under the hood of Galaxy S8. The handset is also rumored to use 10nm manufacturing process. If the rant is true, then this is the first Samsung device to use the chip. Mobipicker described it as 'monstrous working frequency'.

This new chipset is allegedly tested by the smartphone maker as Samsung is planning to incorporate powerful components without sacrificing performance or power. And this device will also have faster performance than the S7 with 14 nm processor.

It is a good move for the South Korean tech giant since the 10nm will enable more transistors squeezed in the chip.


Further details on the rumored specs include insider source stating about the 4K display for immersive content. The VR-ready smartphone will sport 5.5 inch screen. Samsung S8 is reportedly designed to meet Google Daydream VR requirements. It could result 806 ppi density from UHD 3,840 x 2,160 pixels resolutions. With the high quality display resolutions, we should expect more realistic VR.

However, the problem with high quality graphics setting is that the device might overheat. With the 10 core setup, Samsung should be able to address the overheating issue.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors on release date and price

While it is too early to speculate Samsung handset release date and price, we can expect Galaxy S8 to be launched next year. Rumor has it that S8 handset will be launched together with the foldable Galaxy X phone.

Samsung is fond of launching new device in Mobile World Congress. Thus, it is likely to do the same with Galaxy S8. Perhaps, sometime in 2017 February.

What do you think about the Exynos processor that will equip Samsung Galaxy S8?

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